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Tania

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I've decided I want to go through and post the 12 scales in simple notes, thirds and sixths on the piano accordion. With that knowledge, you're on your way to playing all norteño music, since I've realized all adornos are based on scales.

I already started with C and G...I guess I don't really talk in the videos, I just play the 3 scales and chord and put all the information in the description in English and Spanish.

I couldn't find anything like this, which is why I want to do it. Mostly for myself really, but to help anyone else as I learn.

Is there any way I can make these more helpful? What other information about scales is pertinent?

I was thinking of learning some adornos and making videos transposing them through different keys as well. Youtube Link

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There is a guitar site called " my twangy guitar" he teaches in almost the same manner with  slow moderate and fast versions and all with no talking. Check it out for some ideas.www.mytwangyguitar.com
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This is nice. I have a question do you know how to play the accordion with the base? like old polka stile. Im trying to play nortenas like that.
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Yep...I'm not the best at it yet, but I play everything that's not a Mexican song with the basses. I would like to play Norteñas with the basses, but it's a lot harder. Usually you play the melody on the right hand, and the bass on the left, but with Norteño accordion you're not playing the melody, you're playing adornos.

Here's a fast one I played with the basses:



Also, I'll definitely check out that guitar site. I'm learning myself, so this is kind of to help me. I'm going to think of a good way to show everything I want to show (major, minor scales, sevenths, thirds, sixths, chord progressions) for each key.
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How do you say "adornos" in english?
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Tania,

I'm a big fan of any type of tutorial video, so I appreciate the time and thought you've put into yours.

The one thing I would recommend is to try to keep your mic from "clipping" when you're recording. Because you're so close to the camera (or laptop or whatever you're using to record) there's some level of distortion. Try to either lower the input to the mic (through your computer settings) or step back a little further from the mic. You can also Google "avoid mic clipping" to get some other ideas.

It's something I realize I need to address in my own videos -- my voice sounds too far away, but my accordion is overpowering. Oy!

Keep them coming!

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Regarding "adornos" in English, I would think the word "flourish" might convey the same meaning -- as in "accordion flourishes."

Though maybe someone else knows for sure.
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Are "adornos" the equivalent of fills in a musical piece?
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Frills, fills, adornment, flourishes, is what I can think of. Generally you would play the bass on the left and the singing part on the right. Polkas are the only think I can think of that you would be able to play both, since there's no singing and the accordion is the melody.

I know, the sound is terrible...I can't even stand to listen to it. I don't know what to do, though. If I go farther away, you can't see the keyboard or hear me. If I go closer, everything's distorted. I've looked and haven't found any good way to prevent this...I probably just need a higher quality mic.
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I think I fixed that distortion thing.
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Adornos in English are the embellishments. Embellishment is the proper term. 
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I bought a book off ebay called "Adornos Para Acordeon" because...why not? And there was another one on there called "Bajo Sexto: Adornos y Escalas. Licks and Scales" so I guess they were translating adornos as licks?

I don't know how this book is set up, but I'm kind of excited to learn the adornos and play 'em on both accordions.

I think I'll make that bass chord tutorial in Spanish too.
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