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by Morne
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Parrot bought Bugari?
Replies: 20
Views: 678

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: 678

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: 244

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: 678

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: 299

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: 1065

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: 474

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: 3070

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: 405

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: 212

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: 236

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: 1186

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: 308

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.
by Morne
Fri Sep 28, 2018 4:33 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What did you play before the accordion?
Replies: 34
Views: 1410

Re: What did you play before the accordion?

Nothing! Besides some very brief, and pointless, music theory in school I didn't touch an instrument until the accordion a few years ago. I haven't really paid enough attention to be able to guess, but how often is the accordion picked as a first instrument? I suppose in areas where there's more of ...
by Morne
Wed Sep 26, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: What bayan make Uwe Steger?
Replies: 8
Views: 328

Re: What bayan make Uwe Steger?

To expand on what Paul mentioned, in that video Uwe plays a Barinov Jupiter (the better one), not a Gusarov Jupiter. The visual difference, besides font, is Barinov's "Jupiter" does not have a star in the "Ю" letter, but Gusarov's does. Barinov Jupiter.jpg Gusarov Jupiter.jpg Barinov's company is "B...
by Morne
Fri Sep 21, 2018 6:52 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Make your own handmade reeds in less than 30 minutes!
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Re: Make your own handmade reeds in less than 30 minutes!

why is he scoring the strip with the Dremel first to be able to snap it off later, after he has riveted the tongue in the plate? My guess is it is easier to align/centre the reed when you have that extra material. In the first video from 13:45 when he's riveting, the reed is under the plate. So if ...
by Morne
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Make your own handmade reeds in less than 30 minutes!
Replies: 4
Views: 340

Make your own handmade reeds in less than 30 minutes!

Clickbait title aside, there's a Russian guy who built his own garmon and documented a lot of the process. Here are two videos showcasing what's involved in making the reeds by hand. Treble reeds: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BBRYMC3AViI Bass reeds (including the long reed plate itself): https://...
by Morne
Thu Sep 20, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: A different kind of French...
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: A different kind of French...

Thanks, John.

I wonder how that publication compares to Ellegaard's. Now if only collecting methods books actually transferred skills then I would probably get that one too...
by Morne
Wed Sep 19, 2018 5:54 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: A different kind of French...
Replies: 8
Views: 459

Re: A different kind of French...

John, I have my doubts about that 6 voice business, but have no way of verifying it. I would still love to see the guts of such a beast, though. Does the name Max Bonnay ring any bells from back in the coal-driven TV days? He seems to have won a couple of accordion competitions back in the day (http...
by Morne
Tue Sep 18, 2018 2:21 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Non-standard bass reed block layouts
Replies: 12
Views: 1093

Re: Non-standard bass reed block layouts

Here are some mini winkelbasses following the Soprani sideways reedblock design:
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Source: https://www.ebay.com/itm/PAOLO-SOPRANI- ... 3165945195