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by maugein96
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Cavagnolo Vedette 10 SK
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Cavagnolo Vedette 10 SK

It's a real made cavagnolo to compete victoria model. 100% designed and built in the new cava france factory. It may be really made by cavagnolo but then it is a "replica" of typical design like made by Bugari or Victoria, using larger buttons, and using two reed blocks in cassotto and two outside ...
by maugein96
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Cavagnolo Vedette 10 SK
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Re: Cavagnolo Vedette 10 SK

It's a real made cavagnolo to compete victoria model. 100% designed and built in the new cava france factory. Hi Krikri, Thanks for that info. I could have lost a lot of money if I had bet on it being Italian. Looks like I'll need to read up on Cava's new factory. I wish Cavagnolo well with the ven...
by maugein96
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:34 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: The accordion in Broadway
Replies: 2
Views: 54

Re: The accordion in Broadway

"This video is not available" Sorry, must be a copyright or some other issue in the US. When I posted the clip I had a choice of two. The other one has since disappeared from the menu. If I can find another You Tube clip of him playing the tune I'll put it on here, and hopefully it will work in the...
by maugein96
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:25 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: French Canadian Diatonic Genius Philippe Bruneau has a new archive/website
Replies: 2
Views: 43

Re: French Canadian Diatonic Genius Philippe Bruneau has a new archive/website

Many thanks indeed for that Bruce. I'll be visiting the site regularly. I'll never be able to play the music, but I now know a man who does.

Cheers,

John W
by maugein96
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:01 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Norwegian Swing (honest!)
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Norwegian Swing (honest!)

I'm afraid those examples would put me off Norwegian music for life if I believed them to be representative! At least the videos confirm that the melodeon is indeed popular in Norway, but I couldn't listen for more than 20 seconds. I do believe "klubben" (the club) ham it up for the cameras, and I'...
by maugein96
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:50 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Cavagnolo Vedette 10 SK
Replies: 5
Views: 80

Cavagnolo Vedette 10 SK

Thought I had seen it all, but this one got me. The normal Vedette 10 model is your typical French looking Cavagnolo. However, this model is apparently being marketed as a competitor for Galliano's Victoria accordion, but the only pro player I can find who plays one is Daniel Mille. There is no way ...
by maugein96
Mon Jul 16, 2018 1:44 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Norwegian Swing (honest!)
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Norwegian Swing (honest!)

Speaking of something different, I'm absolutely amazed at John's (maugein) in depth knowledge on all matters accordion related. Not only that he speaks foreign languages I've barely heard of. I'm sure if you were to go on Mastermind with accordions as your chosen subject you would surely sweep the ...
by maugein96
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Pieces not written for piano accordion
Replies: 30
Views: 509

Re: Pieces not written for piano accordion

Perhaps some of those who rely more or less entirely on accordion specific notation feel uncomfortable working from eg a plain melody line (?fiddle, flute, etc etc). Perhaps instead of depending entirely on what somebody else has thought up having a go at adding suitable bass on the hoof would not ...
by maugein96
Mon Jul 16, 2018 10:53 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: The accordion in Broadway
Replies: 2
Views: 54

The accordion in Broadway

Just another reminder of the versatility of the accordion. OK, It's my old friend Joss Baselli/Jo Basile again. Under the latter name he made various albums with international themes, from Russia, Brazil, Mexico, Germany, Italy, and various others. This is a track from his "Broadway Festival" album,...
by maugein96
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Pieces not written for piano accordion
Replies: 30
Views: 509

Re: Pieces not written for piano accordion

Don't want to gang up on you Phil, but sometimes we all need to consider a "break out" of that accordion stereotype. I am as guilty as anybody of failing to "have a go" at any type of music on the accordion. One of my accordion "heroes" was Joss Baselli, a "Frenchman" born of coalmining Italian pare...
by maugein96
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Pieces not written for piano accordion
Replies: 30
Views: 509

Re: Pieces not written for piano accordion

Phil, An old music teacher from my school days told me that an accomplished player should be able to transpose the music "written" for one instrument to another, provided the instrument concerned had the necessary range, and the player had the "ear". He told us that because the trumpets we were lear...
by maugein96
Sat Jul 14, 2018 9:56 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Norwegian Swing (honest!)
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Norwegian Swing (honest!)

Kirsten, The larger than life Lindesnes Trekkspillklubb, from Southern Norway, which comprises members who play various accordions, regularly feature on You Tube. The clip you posted is similar to the type of stuff they play. Diatonic boxes are called "toradere" there, and have a sort of swing to "l...
by maugein96
Fri Jul 13, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Norwegian Swing (honest!)
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Re: Norwegian Swing (honest!)

Cool! 5 chromatic button accordians and only 2 PAs. You wouldn't get that situation here. As you are probably aware B system CBA is the number 1 in Norway, but Strømmen is getting near to Sweden so there are a few players in that area who go for the "Swedish" C system. PAs tend to be in the minorit...
by maugein96
Fri Jul 13, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Cavagnolo "Joss Baselli" model
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: Cavagnolo "Joss Baselli" model

Sorry Stephen, I'd never heard of Mark Knopfler, and had to go to Wikipedia, when I discovered he was born in Glasgow and played in a band called Dire Straits. I had heard of Dire Straits but wouldn't have had a clue who the members were, as I have never listened to any of the mainstream "popular" b...
by maugein96
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:47 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: I have this accordian i want to know more about
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: I have this accordian i want to know more about

Hei, Norsk trekkspill er ikke nødvendigvis begrenset til folkemusikk. Spillere som Toralf Tollefsen spilte all slags musikk, selv om han brukte et svensk systemkarakteristikk. Beklager, men min norsk er ikke bra i disse dager. Sorry. Appreciate this is an English speaking forum. For the benefit of o...
by maugein96
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Norwegian Swing (honest!)
Replies: 8
Views: 157

Norwegian Swing (honest!)

Glenn Miller did a lot of great things in the music world. He even managed to bring together three different types of accordion into the one band. Strømmen in south east Norway has an accordion club, and being that it is close to the Swedish border, it's members variously play PA, and B (norsk) and ...
by maugein96
Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:19 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: I have this accordian i want to know more about
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: I have this accordian i want to know more about

Hallo igjen, If it is just the large buttons at the very end of the rows then don't worry about them, as this can be normal for that type of accordion. Some accordions are fitted with "dummy knapper" just to make the accordion look symmetrical. The buttons move up and down like the other "live" ones...
by maugein96
Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: I have this accordian i want to know more about
Replies: 5
Views: 154

Re: I have this accordian i want to know more about

Hei, It's a "Norvegia" special (i.e. made by Borsini in Italy especially for the Norwegian market.). It looks like you'd need to get in touch with a Norwegian dealer to be able to ascertain the actual model. It is a B system chromatic accordion (the most popular type in Norway) and looks as though i...
by maugein96
Thu Jul 12, 2018 6:58 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Pieces not written for piano accordion
Replies: 30
Views: 509

Re: Pieces not written for piano accordion

Phil, Just change the title to "Les Simpsons" and it's easy. (Well maybe not that easy). I've asked him if he's ever got right through "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", as most people say I look like Santa Claus, so I thought I'd learn the tune! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrOsQbZMXcs P.S. I rea...
by maugein96
Thu Jul 12, 2018 12:30 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Cavagnolo "Joss Baselli" model
Replies: 11
Views: 164

Re: Cavagnolo "Joss Baselli" model

Hi John, I know little about jazz, and even less about this particular gentleman. Most of the comments have also flown way above my head, though I fancy that I can answer the question in my own very simple way. I enjoyed the tune and thought the player was excellent. The accordion sounded lovely an...