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Postby wirralaccordion » Fri May 19, 2017 9:46 pm

There are many LMMM accordions available but are there such animals as MMMH accordions?

Reason for asking is that I prefer to play at the top end of the treble keyboard as it's easier on the wrist.
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Re: MMMH

Postby xocd » Fri May 19, 2017 10:09 pm

When you say "top", are you talking pitch or distance from the floor?
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Re: MMMH

Postby donn » Fri May 19, 2017 10:36 pm

A web search for "accordion mmmh" turns up a few hits that look suggest the answer is "yes." I'm going to leave it to you to investigate further.
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Re: MMMH

Postby george garside » Sat May 20, 2017 9:18 pm

xocd wrote:When you say "top", are you talking pitch or distance from the floor?


i.e chin or knee end?

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Re: MMMH

Postby JIM D. » Sat May 20, 2017 10:26 pm

Any accordion with a set of four reeds sounding - MMMH - will reproduce the sound of someone strangling a cat in any octave played !! :lol:
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Re: MMMH

Postby donn » Sun May 21, 2017 2:23 am

Competent cat strangling should be fairly quiet, though I'm just guessing.

The only example video I could find is sadly very poor audio fidelity, and a steyrische helikon bass thing rather than a chromatic accordion, but there you go:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UBgi-wieVmo Kind of interesting though.

Of course, such an accordion in a normal chromatic configuration would naturally give you the choice of MMM and MH combinations, as well as the full set.
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Re: MMMH

Postby boxplayer4000 » Sun May 21, 2017 9:24 am

The cat strangling coupler is available here.
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Re: MMMH

Postby JerryPH » Sun May 21, 2017 10:49 am

So anything with a set of 5 reeds and the appropriate couplers could do it. That would be the violin setting in particular. Yeah... I actually *like* that register/sound... no "cat strangling" there, but that is on an accordion with standard German fairly dry musette tuning. On something more "radical", I can seeing it being a bit harsh. :)
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Re: MMMH

Postby boxplayer4000 » Sun May 21, 2017 4:58 pm

I agree. The MMH reeds are available on many accordions and they can be a very sweet combination.
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Re: MMMH

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