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by Morne
Fri Dec 28, 2018 9:43 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Do new accordions improve with playing?
Replies: 57
Views: 2171

Re: Do new accordions improve with playing?

Regarding the "soundboard" or "cabinet", there was a book published in Russia about accordions (garmon and bayan) in 1937, " Technology of production of harmonics " by A.A. Novoselsky. Here is a quote from it regarding the (lack of) influence from the "soundboard": (mostly pasted from Google Transla...
by Morne
Wed Dec 05, 2018 1:35 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: DA Tuner ruined - alternatives?
Replies: 13
Views: 551

Re: DA Tuner ruined - alternatives?

I recommend Bill Farmer's Tuner. It's free and open source and unlikely to ever go the route of advertisement spam. There is no "Pro" version, so all the features are available all the time. You can read an introduction here: https://github.com/billthefarmer/tuner/wiki The Android app is not availab...
by Morne
Mon Dec 03, 2018 10:49 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Straight bass layout
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Straight bass layout

I'll see your straight bass and raise you a double keyboard:
Straight bass and double keyboard.png
Source:
http://www.anconetani.net/?q=node/545
by Morne
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:59 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: MM tuning question
Replies: 25
Views: 994

Re: MM tuning question

I never understood why accordions like the Hohner Morino V (and other models that offer MMM) only give the M and MMM registers and not the other three. Is it perhaps that, as in the clip below, instead of buttons above the treble keyboard, the accordion has a bar underneath the treble keyboard whic...
by Morne
Tue Nov 27, 2018 9:23 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: MM tuning question
Replies: 25
Views: 994

Re: MM tuning question

I have a registration on my Brandoni which is LM+ and called "horn". It doesn't sound anything like a horn to my ears. I makes me wonder who decides what to call these registrations? Only "master" ( all stops out ) is obvious. I have an Italian Mengozzi with a register for LM+ labelled "Violonc" (c...
by Morne
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:53 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 71
Views: 1659

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

Though not the bisonoric kind, I did recently get this Russian garmon (which is unisonoric and diatonic):
Shuya.jpg
by Morne
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Parrot bought Bugari?
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: Parrot bought Bugari?

I just got a response from Roberto Ottavianelli at Bugari and he said that they've got a business partnership with Parrot regarding digital accordions. That's in line with what's been mentioned in this thread. The interview's a bit misleading then. So unless some groundbreaking news comes out, I'm g...
by Morne
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Parrot bought Bugari?
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Re: Parrot bought Bugari?

This interview was conducted with Professor Cao Xiaoqing (Head of Accordion at Central Conservatory of Music, Beijing) on 5 May 2018 at the International Accordion Competition in Klingenthal. This might very well be a mistranslation/miscommunication/misunderstanding related to the co-operation betwe...
by Morne
Sun Nov 04, 2018 6:30 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Dry and Wet Tuning--Terminology Question
Replies: 6
Views: 414

Re: Dry and Wet Tuning--Terminology Question

What puzzles me more however is at which note do you define the set tuning? e.g. A3? Those numbers are usually given for A4. But it actually gets a bit more complicated than that. In the simplest case you can have +20 cents for every note. Or you can gradually decrease the cent deviation to temper ...
by Morne
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:10 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Parrot bought Bugari?
Replies: 20
Views: 1296

Parrot bought Bugari?

Over at the German musician forum: https://www.musiker-board.de/threads/bugari-von-parrot-uebernommen.685255/ In a recent issue of a German accordion magazine there is an interview mentioning that Parrot bought Bugari. Here is a screenshot of the magazine's text posted in that thread: I don't have t...
by Morne
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:41 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion abuse and very interesting performance.
Replies: 5
Views: 448

Re: Accordion abuse and very interesting performance.

Does anybody have the sheet music for this? I cannot make out which notes he is playing at 18:26. I mean... on the stool.
by Morne
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:19 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion sound backing in films
Replies: 17
Views: 1358

Re: Accordion sound backing in films

I've heard accordion in a couple of Dutch movies, but I don't remember all the names right now.
Here's one from a children's movie Pietje Bell. It takes place in the early 1900's, so the accordion fits in well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bfi9zSWgYWA
by Morne
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:04 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Winkelbaß project
Replies: 14
Views: 745

Re: Winkelbaß project

This is impressive. Well done! I would also be interested in an audio comparison.
by Morne
Thu Oct 25, 2018 7:03 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Stand
Replies: 25
Views: 3597

Re: Accordion Stand

Have a look at this "Accordion Swing Lift":
http://www.pigini.homepage.t-online.de/ ... aender.htm
(In German. English is at the bottom in green.)

Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xERbHTrNmB4

It is supposed to take away the weight but still allow you to wiggle around while seated.
by Morne
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:56 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Biggest Accordion
Replies: 7
Views: 580

Re: Biggest Accordion

Although not big in giant terms, here's a big - in human terms - Steirische accordion:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpZAmKuih8A
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6C7WwLcA0Po

I'm not sure if all those buttons really play - I imagine it would be quite heavy.
by Morne
Fri Oct 05, 2018 2:59 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: When one piccolo isn't enough
Replies: 0
Views: 302

When one piccolo isn't enough

In the world of the Russian Garmon there are a couple of tunings/timbres that involve two sets of piccolo reeds. These include combinations like LHH, LMHH, MMHH which are absent in the Western tradition. I don't know if there are some underground diatonic scenes where players/builders experiment wit...
by Morne
Thu Oct 04, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Papernica: The origami accordion
Replies: 2
Views: 324

Papernica: The origami accordion

For those times you need a really lightweight accordion, what's better than paper?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBNRR4WZUO8
by Morne
Mon Oct 01, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Where/How To Learn Reed Tuning ??
Replies: 33
Views: 1868

Re: Where/How To Learn Reed Tuning ??

I asked earlier, but didn't hear back as to whether anyone knew where my link to manufacturer associated wet tuning charts was ? I lost it. It listed how many cents were found for various manufacturers. I did stumble on some more info here though: http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php?topic=2306.0 . ...
by Morne
Fri Sep 28, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: AI generated folk tunes
Replies: 3
Views: 440

Re: AI generated folk tunes

I've seen some videos of people using similar neural networks to train on Baroque music, but that's a slightly more complicated problem space.