As she has for the last few years, Rita Barnea has posted her list of suggested “Accordion New Year’s resolutions” over on the Accordion USA website.
I particularly like the first one: Practice every day. I know that it’s possible to carve out a few minutes each day to crack open the accordion case. It’s just a matter of prioritizing it. I know I could do a better job of that myself.
But just think of how much you could improve if you did this for a year? Especially if those few minutes were active practice, where you purposefully work on your weak spots (rather than just play through songs you already know well).
Regardless of your own accordion resolutions this year, best wishes for a happy and music-filled 2014!
Update: I found another good “resolutions” article posted on the JazzAdvice.com blog. Check it out!