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My new (and first) accordion

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 1:15 am
by Robbo
Hi everyone!
I've just bought my first accordion. It's a 48 bass key Carmen, see attached photos.
Is this a standard piano accordion? I'm going to get lessons via Skype.
Please tell me about my new instrument, and give tips on learning to play.
Thank you

Robbo's new accordion 1.jpg
Robbo's new accordion 2.jpg

Re: My new (and first) accordion

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 7:19 am
by george garside
iif you give us an indication of where you are - country- county -town then there may be a local teacher or a member of the forum who can help in your locality!

george

Re: My new (and first) accordion

PostPosted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 9:26 pm
by Stephen Hawkins
Robbo,

Your box is a Hohner Carmen, identical to one which has recently been for sale on "Reverb".

Have you tried to make a noise with it yet? If so, do any of the notes you play sound "iffy"?

As George has already suggested, your post is a bit light on detail.

The box looks quite elderly, but that doesn't matter as long as it plays okay.

Welcome to the forum.

Re: My new (and first) accordion

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 12:50 pm
by Soulsaver
Stephen Hawkins wrote:Robbo,

Your box is a Hohner Carmen, identical to one which has recently been for sale on "Reverb".

Welcome to the forum.

Got a link, Stephen?

Re: My new (and first) accordion

PostPosted: Mon Apr 03, 2017 9:58 pm
by Stephen Hawkins
Sorry Soulsaver, I'm pretty useless at the technical stuff. I just typed in Hohner Carmen, and Reverb was one of the sites that came up. When I opened it up, the pictures were identical to the ones in this thread. I strongly suspect that it could be the same instrument, especially as the case lining was also identical.

Re: My new (and first) accordion

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 12:23 am
by Robbo
Thank you. I've made it squeak. I'll let you all know how my first lesson went.

Re: My new (and first) accordion

PostPosted: Tue Apr 04, 2017 3:24 pm
by JeffJetton
Robbo wrote:Is this a standard piano accordion?


No, but it's certainly close enough for you to get started learning to play.

A "standard" piano accordion has a few more right-hand keys, several dozen more left-hand buttons, and generally at least a couple or register switches (to get different sorts of sounds). However you don't really need the "extra stuff" right off the bat, so you should be fine.

Re: My new (and first) accordion

PostPosted: Sat Apr 15, 2017 7:20 pm
by colinm
JeffJetton wrote:
Robbo wrote:Is this a standard piano accordion?


No, but it's certainly close enough for you to get started learning to play.

A "standard" piano accordion has a few more right-hand keys, several dozen more left-hand buttons, and generally at least a couple or register switches (to get different sorts of sounds). However you don't really need the "extra stuff" right off the bat, so you should be fine.


Good luck with your skype lessons robbo iv,e been having skype lessons for some time now, it,s good
Cm


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Re: My new (and first) accordion

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 12:32 pm
by Fanie
I also in the process of buying my first Accordion since more than 40 years ago. In my country, South Africa, Accordions are very scarce and new ones are very expensive. So I found this one for sale and the price is right - I just need you to please help me know more about it, which country produced it and how reliable it is.

It is either a "SOCO" or a "SOLO".... your help would be appreciated.

I am trying to load a picture but am not quiet sure how to load it from my hard drive?

Re: My new (and first) accordion

PostPosted: Mon Apr 17, 2017 2:15 pm
by Soulsaver
Hi Fanie
You can't do it from 'Quick Reply': Click on 'Post Reply' button (bottom right).. will bring up a reply screen with 'upload attachment' tab bottom left.
If your pic doesn't load it's possibly too big - edit to a smaller size & try again.

And a warm welcome. Where in SA?