Accademia Italiana del Bandoneon

Via XX Settembre 84

09016 Iglesias

www.accademiaitalianadelbandoneon.it

accademiaitalianadelbandoneon@gmail.com

+39 3495831504

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LOWER COURSE

Obiettivi formativi generali

 

General training targets

 

1st LEVEL (beginner)

 

  • Basic introduction to the instrument and its main components

 

  • Setting the correct playing position of the body and of the instrument (sitting and standing position)

 

  • Setting up the correct sound emission and accuracy

 

  • Playing position and early fundamentals of technique

 

  • Introduction to proper reading in the two keys, focusing on pitches, rhythm and expressive articulation

 

  • Development of a proper independence and coordination, also applied to easy polyphonic pieces

 

  • Introduction to the study of major scales

 

  • Performance of easy pieces from the most well-known methods for bandoneόn

 

 

 

2nd LEVEL (intermediate)

 

  • Technique development, with special reference to performance speed and practice of major and minor scales

  • Mastering bellows technique and control (sitting and standing position)

       

  • Development of polyphonic practice

       

  • Phrasing and sound quality accuracy

     

  • Sight-reading skills and approach to memorisation techniques

 

 

3rd LEVEL (advanced)

 

  • Advanced technique, with special regard to speed specific techniques and bellows control techniques (introducing standing position)

 

  • Polyphonic practice development: study of chorals

 

  • In-depth studies on the technical and manufacturing features of the bandoneόn

 

  • Repertoire buildup, studying relatively complex pieces, with special emphasis on style and interpretation features

 

  • In-depth studies on tango culture, with special reference to the performing techniques and typical orchestras’ styles

 

  • Consolidation and tailor-made memorisation techniques  

 

  • Development of sight-reading skills 

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