2008 New Year's Resolutions for the Accordionist by Rita Davidson
1. I promise to play my accordion every day:
You can find at least 20 minutes a day to practice your accordion. If you find time for watching the news on TV, or talking on your cell phone, or just sitting on your couch, you can find the time to take your accordion out of its case! With a little effort, you will be pleasantly surprised with the results.

Practicing your accordion is relaxing and a stress reliever and also good exercise!
2. I promise to play my accordion for friends and family at least once a month (more would be even better!
Everyone who has ever seen me perform has always commented on the complexity of the instrument{as if there were something very magical about playing the accordion. But it is magical, isn't it?

Going to a family dinner or having the family and friends over?....... take out your accordion and play for them.

No matter what your level of proficiency is..........people will be amazed about your playing. Trust me on that one.
3. I promise to learn at least one new song every 2 months
Try to expand your repertoire. It doesn't have to be a concerto! What about a popular song or one from the past that you always wanted to learn. Don't have the music? Look it up on the Internet or e-mail your accordion friends. If you want the song........ it is out there: however, if you really cannot find it, try to play it by ear, sound it out, write out the notes. It may take time, but it is a good experience to learn it on your own.

It is possible, don't be afraid to try it.
4. I promise to attend at least one accordion event in 2008
There are many accordion festivals, concerts, accordion clubs etc. around the country.
Search the Internet and you will find an event in your area. Not only will you have a wonderful time listening to great accordionists, but you will be able to participate on any level from beginner on up. There will be accordion bands, ensembles, people who will enjoy meeting you and hearing about your experiences with the accordion. If you want to meet interesting people who share your love of the accordion, you will find them!

You will not only hear great music but you will go away with new friends.

5. I will purchase at least one accordion CD this year!

There are so many wonderful accordion CD's. Again, search the Internet and you will find lists of accordion artists. It is important to show our support for these outstanding musicians by buying their CD's!

More resolutions to follow. In the meantime, the above ones will keep you busy and happy!

Make 2008 the year of YOUR ACCORDION!!!



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