The First Ever Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally
Saturday 7th October 2017 near Didcot Oxfordshire
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by Stephen
Wed Sep 13, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: rare soprano concertina
Replies: 2
Views: 132

Re: rare soprano concertina

Personally I prefer the English over the bisonoric anglo concertina, but indeed maybe 95% of the concertina players are anglo players.
Some anglo players even try stuff like "moto perpetuo" by Paganini ...

https://twitter.com/KingCillian/status/ ... 3367506945
by Stephen
Tue Sep 12, 2017 3:40 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The accordion in China
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: The accordion in China

Hi Bruce, The other thesis I was referring to is: 2003, English, Thesis edition: The piano accordion in music education in China / Wei-Min Fang. Fang, Wei-Min. http://trove.nla.gov.au/work/30789625?selectedversion=NBD25156008 Bookmark: http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/37361053 Physical Description vi...
by Stephen
Mon Sep 11, 2017 9:22 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The accordion in China
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: The accordion in China

I just did a basic search with the keyword "accordion" on this website (I don't know this website, it just popped up in Google, so be careful where to click or read, but it says "China Masters' Theses") http://oversea.cnki.net/kns55/brief/result.aspx?dbPrefix=CMFD 9 pages of theses with the word "ac...
by Stephen
Mon Sep 11, 2017 1:14 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The accordion in China
Replies: 13
Views: 412

Re: The accordion in China

Yes, I remember posting a link here about this thesis. I'm happy some of you have taken a look at it, and are talking about this subject. It's normal members joining the forum at a later date bring in topics already talked about. When I joined, I didn't read all the post , so you don't have to excus...
by Stephen
Sun Sep 10, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: rare soprano concertina
Replies: 2
Views: 132

rare soprano concertina

It's not an accordion, but an english soprano concertina is not something you see every week on YT.

2745 - Amboyna Wakker E-4 12 Sided Concertina Soprano F4-F7 $3995

Handmade top quality, a unique make.
by Stephen
Wed Sep 06, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: 4 minutes interview about the USA World of Accordions museum
Replies: 1
Views: 208

4 minutes interview about the USA World of Accordions museum

Interview about the World of Accordions Museum in the USA https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q00ojchFrgI Fox 21 News Interview uploaded 25th of may 2017 I hope they will make more videos in the future about the World of Accordions museum and the unique collection of accordions in this museum. In the pa...
by Stephen
Mon Sep 04, 2017 12:04 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Why have 120 bass keys when you need only 72?
Replies: 33
Views: 914

Re: Why have 120 bass keys when you need only 72?

120 bass or 48 or 72 bass, depends on the keys you want to play. If you transpose the music piece to the center bass button as a tonic, eg the key of C, it is possible to minimise extreme jumps. In equal temperament tuning every key has the same character. Depends also if you play solo or in a group...
by Stephen
Sun Aug 27, 2017 8:33 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Comfortable busking
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Comfortable busking

My Hohner Amati VI 96 basses CBA is about 8,3 kg including leather shoulder straps.
But it is an old second hand one.
Hohner Trossingen once told me it was manufactured in their Swiss factory.
My model is a 4 CBA rows made for the French market, with mushroom T-buttons.
by Stephen
Sun Aug 27, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Comfortable busking
Replies: 13
Views: 579

Re: Comfortable busking

For standup accordion playing you could use 60, 72 or 80 bass accordions. Even some 96 basses are light, eg my Hohner Amati 96 bass. When seated, check the weight of your accordion is resting on your leg and knee. In sitting position your back should not have to lift any weight. Often autodidact acc...
by Stephen
Sun Aug 27, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Poland :-)
Replies: 12
Views: 520

Re: Greetings from Poland :-)

Hello Piotr,
Welcome here on the accordion forum.
I just had a look at your accordion channel. Great videos! I Like the Pigalle and Domino waltzes.