The First Ever Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally
Saturday 7th October 2017 near Didcot Oxfordshire
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by wirralaccordion
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Genres
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Re: Accordion Genres

Well, I'll be the first to go. Genres in order: Jazz, Classical, French Cafe, Easy Listening ( cop-out! ) Registrations: I can only say with certainty musette for the third clip. Tell me I'm wrong. Actually I was only thinking of the accordion being played solo, not with other instruments as many of...
by wirralaccordion
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:18 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Songs without words
Replies: 1
Views: 72

Songs without words

No, not Mendelsohn's. I was looking for the lyrics for a tune made popular in the 80s by the Klaxons called "Clap, clap sound" ( Burt Blanca ) and I have realised that there aren't any! It struck me that these kinds of tunes are ideal for those of us who get the opportunity of leading groups in sing...
by wirralaccordion
Sat Sep 23, 2017 6:34 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Genres
Replies: 3
Views: 123

Accordion Genres

I wonder if it would be useful, particularly for newcomers like myself, to list all the genres of music of accordion music along with a typical example of a piece/song and registration. Just in case I am not making myself clear this would be, I think, an obvious example Genre: French Cafe Song; Sous...
by wirralaccordion
Fri Sep 22, 2017 9:50 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Florence
Replies: 1
Views: 73

Florence

Just booked a 3 night city holiday and was wondering if anyone knows of any areas in Florence where I am likely to catch some accordion music on the streets/in the cafes. I posted earlier on street music in holiday destinations and there were some good suggestions across the globe but I have now set...
by wirralaccordion
Fri Sep 15, 2017 11:18 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Silent practice on acoustic accordion
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Re: Silent practice on acoustic accordion

Thanks Jeff. That explains it very well. I guess my next question would have been how to seperate the acoustic sound from the amplified sound and your answer has immediately suggested to me that the best way might be to connect headphones to the amplifier. I suppose that explains why you see that in...
by wirralaccordion
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:51 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Silent practice on acoustic accordion
Replies: 13
Views: 390

Silent practice on acoustic accordion

I feel a bit stupid asking this question because I am sure the answer is simple. However, here goes. My only accordion ( Brandoni Super Musette ) has 2 built in mikes. Now with a true electronic accordion I would assume that you can practice silently by turning down the volume on the sound. Why does...
by wirralaccordion
Mon Sep 11, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Black Diamond Accordions.
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Black Diamond Accordions.

Hi Stephen,
They do appear to show 120 bass accordions on their web site. Maybe this is for the future?
Phil
by wirralaccordion
Mon Sep 11, 2017 5:50 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The accordion in China
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: The accordion in China

Thanks, it looks really interesting.
by wirralaccordion
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:42 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The accordion in China
Replies: 13
Views: 416

Re: The accordion in China

A link to the said document might have been handy!
by wirralaccordion
Sat Sep 09, 2017 11:57 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: LMMH v LMM ( piano accordion )
Replies: 5
Views: 272

LMMH v LMM ( piano accordion )

I am not sure what advantage LMMH might have against LMM. What does the H enable in playing terms?