The First Ever Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally
Saturday 7th October 2017 near Didcot Oxfordshire
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by debra
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Genres
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: Accordion Genres

Obviously I don't know much... I never heard the term "French Cafe" even though I have played Sous le ciel de Paris iike most accordion players I presume. What I often find surprising is how nice some well-known pieces can sound when a non-traditional registration is used. For instance: a lot of the...
by debra
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:36 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: How does this accordion sound?
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: How does this accordion sound?

The tremolo is uneven between different notes. That does not sound good but can be fixed.
For now the basics of bellows control is you most pressing challenge, not fixing issues with the instrument.
by debra
Sat Sep 23, 2017 2:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: LMMH v LMM ( piano accordion )
Replies: 5
Views: 252

Re: LMMH v LMM ( piano accordion )

It is often used for tango, some say to mimic a bandoneon sound but obviously an accordion cannot really do that. Hi, Could you elaborate on the claim that the accordion cannot mimic a bandoneon? I have never played or even seen one for real. Olivier Envoyé de mon SM-G935F en utilisant Tapatalk A b...
by debra
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Alessandrini 37/41
Replies: 2
Views: 74

Re: Alessandrini 37/41

Any information/opinions on this compact 37/96 double cassotto LMMM, full midied accordion’s age, pedigree or value would be welcome. It has no identification marks as far as I can seen apart from a number ‘5’ (which might suggest at least 5 were made?) Reasonable smaller Italian brand. But the val...
by debra
Sat Sep 23, 2017 9:53 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.
Replies: 7
Views: 194

Re: Adding another row to a CBA keyboard.

There was a thread earlier about Black Diamond Accordions earlier and the issue that the 5th row is so close to the register switches that it is unusable. When you have a 4 row with register switches on the grille (and not under the keyboard) then trying to add a 5th row is a really bad idea. The ot...
by debra
Fri Sep 22, 2017 6:06 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Another bass issue with old accordion.
Replies: 8
Views: 192

Re: Another bass issue with old accordion.

Taking the reed blocks out (I was not the one suggesting it) allows you to see the effect of button press and release on the inside, where you can see the pallets open and close. You should try to see where something still "goes back" and where it does not. When you look at the bass mechanism you ca...
by debra
Thu Sep 21, 2017 7:13 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: eBay accordion scam... again.
Replies: 7
Views: 202

Re: eBay accordion scam... again.

There could always be people who fall for it, despite it saying the item is located in the UK and at the same time it is being shipped from Spain... yeah right...
by debra
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:10 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Exclusivity.
Replies: 18
Views: 470

Re: Exclusivity.

When I was young everyone knew what an accordion was, but it was exclusive in the sense of being excluded (i.e. banned) from official music education. An accordion belonged on the street and maybe in pubs, but not in music school or concert hall. I had to keep quiet about playing the accordion while...
by debra
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:31 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from France
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Greetings from France

Bienvenue! Sorry but for many of us French would be a bit difficult... but music does not need words, only notes!
by debra
Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:26 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: quick question
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: quick question

... well see what im asking is what buttons is he pressing. I get in the second video its just a couple of buttons but in the first video the button side has more to it He is using more variation in base notes (so for Am he is playing A am E am etc.) whereas the second video does not do that and st...