The First Ever Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally
Saturday 7th October 2017 near Didcot Oxfordshire
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by Anyanka
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:18 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never a bad accordion
Replies: 16
Views: 266

Re: Never a bad accordion

I had completely different criteria for my two accordions. The Morris box had to be lightweight, and I really was hooked on the Hohner sound ever since my first encounter with a Hohner Student (I now play its CBA equivalent, the Hohner Amati). It needs to be MM, and I want a coupler for single-reed,...
by Anyanka
Fri Sep 22, 2017 11:08 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Exclusivity.
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Exclusivity.

The accordion is also still used a lot on soundtracks - we watch the 'First Dates' reality show, and it frequently features squeezebox, or something made to sound like it (you never know). Any time a documentary - art or history - moves to a French scene, there's also accordion in the background!
by Anyanka
Thu Sep 21, 2017 4:06 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Exclusivity.
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Exclusivity.

Ah yes, those good old Canadian bagpipes & kilts ... ;)
by Anyanka
Thu Sep 21, 2017 11:40 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Exclusivity.
Replies: 19
Views: 516

Re: Exclusivity.

As I mostly move in folk circles, I see the piano accordion as a very common instrument! I've just acquired a Swedish bagpipe - now that is a minority pursuit; there are probably only a dozen players in this country, and even most Swedes don't know that it exists... Even in pop & rock, the accordion...
by Anyanka
Sat Sep 16, 2017 6:20 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Playing In A Band
Replies: 5
Views: 210

Re: Playing In A Band

It has taken me 8 weeks to get 28 plus songs memorised while teaching as material has also to be transposed I am expected to comp and improvise solos instantly and to learn melodies Wow! That's impressive! I found that playing in bands (or orchestras) pushes you forward much more than any other kin...
by Anyanka
Fri Sep 15, 2017 3:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never A Bad Colour.
Replies: 46
Views: 990

Re: Never A Bad Colour.

I'm with Paul on this - black says 'serious'. I've bought all my accordions second-hand but was grateful that the two Piginis I found (Wing PA, followed by CBA) were not only black but also had simple, stylish designs. I would tolerate other colours, but really dislike pearlescent, white and sparkly...
by Anyanka
Thu Sep 14, 2017 11:30 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Portuguese CBA in better days
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Portuguese CBA in better days

Thank you for sharing that - what virtuoso playing! It's great to see the close-up of the fingers on buttons.
When I saw Maria Kalaniemi in concert (great Finnish accordionist), I noticed that she never used the 5th row at all either; funny for me, as I prefer to play at that side of the accordion...
by Anyanka
Mon Sep 11, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Black Diamond Accordions.
Replies: 13
Views: 415

Re: Black Diamond Accordions.

I tried a Black Diamond CBA at Sidmouth a couple of years ago, and found a major design flaw in the coupler positions: they are so close to the top row that my fingertips repeatedly got snagged by the coupler edges. They explained that it was due to the smaller size of Asian hands... I have big hand...
by Anyanka
Tue Sep 05, 2017 1:20 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Witney Supersqueeze weekend, 10-12 November
Replies: 0
Views: 142

Witney Supersqueeze weekend, 10-12 November

Used to be called 'Accordions at Witney', but this time they're combining accordions, melodeons and concertinas, with specialist tutors for each instrument. Paul Hutchinson and Murray Grainger will be covering the accordions :ch

See attached flyer for more details
Witney flyer 2.pdf
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by Anyanka
Fri Sep 01, 2017 11:28 am
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) Wanted
Topic: Hohner Concerto III, pristine, w/backpack style bag
Replies: 1
Views: 225

Re: Hohner Concerto III, pristine, w/backpack style bag

You might want to post this in the 'For Sale' section rather than the 'Wanted'....