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Re: Re: Re: Cajun tunes in Standard notation for button accordion

I agree with Johnny. I think that learning the "notes" should come second, after learning to play a song's rhythm. I try to learn the rhythm pattern of a song, tapping it out on one button (or the steering wheel), trying to interalize it, before playing the melody notes. I have a decent ear, and can usually find the notes, but it makes a big difference if I understand and feel the rhythmic structure first. Then I know where to place those notes in the most musically effective way.

Re: Cajun tunes in Standard notation for button accordion

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