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Greetings from France

Post by reivilos92 » Wed Sep 20, 2017 8:32 pm

Hi everyone,

Nice to meet you. I am glad I have found this accordionist forum where people from various countries are actively posting!
I began playing the accordion (and music) about two years ago for fun. My ultimate goal would be to play whatever I can hum. I guess I still have a few years ahead to reach that goal LOL :lol:. I own a Maugein Export:
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Let's listen to music! Here are the two latest covers I have come across:
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Re: Greetings from France

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Wed Sep 20, 2017 9:48 pm

Hi Oliver,

I hope you find all that you want on this forum, and I look forward to reading your future contributions.

Kind Regards,

Stephen (Etienne)

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Post by JeffJetton » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:13 pm

Welcome, Oliver!

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Post by Glenn » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:14 pm

Welcome Olivier.
Looking forward to your contribution to the forum.
Two years isn't very long for learning an instrument but it's a good sign that you still have a passion for this wonderful instrument.


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Post by Howie » Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:18 pm

Welcome, Olivier. Glad you found us and joined up. We start learning music for fun - and keep playing, for love.

cheers

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Post by JerryPH » Thu Sep 21, 2017 12:01 am

Bienvenue!
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Post by debra » Thu Sep 21, 2017 8:31 am

Bienvenue! Sorry but for many of us French would be a bit difficult... but music does not need words, only notes!
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Post by Geoff de Limousin » Thu Sep 21, 2017 9:47 am

To be able to "play whatever I can hum".... this is a fine goal to aim for.

Good luck and thanks for the suggested videos!

Geoff.

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Post by Hyacinthedera » Fri Sep 22, 2017 12:45 pm

Welcome!

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Post by Glenn » Fri Sep 22, 2017 2:06 pm

The Marcel Loeffler performance is exellent by the way.
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Post by Corsaire » Fri Sep 22, 2017 7:34 pm

Nice to see a Frenchie - enjoy the forum !

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Re: Greetings from France

Post by reivilos92 » Sat Sep 23, 2017 12:47 am

Yes he is often impressive. Besides, he is blind...

So far, among the active visible pros in France I have noticed three that stand out at least in style not just skills:
- Macias

- Loeffler

- and last but not least Barboza


We also have Galliano but though he is obviously a great technician, I get bored when I listen to him.

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Re: Greetings from France

Post by maugein96 » Mon Sep 25, 2017 11:19 pm

Hi and welcome,

I share your comments exactly about Galliano. He is one of those guys who is a little bit boring to listen to for long.

I like your Maugein Export. Do you have the one with the bassoon reed, or is it the version with two flutes?

I also have a Maugein, a Mini Sonora, but it was built for export to the UK, and the bass buttons are arranged in the international 4x2 instead of the usual French 3x3 arrangement. The tuning is "moderne", although I would have preferred "americain". It is very difficult to obtain French made accordions in the UK, although I also have a Cavagnolo Bal Musette. It is also a UK export model with 4x2 basses, and unfortunately the musette tuning is more like Scottish than French. I never started playing until I was over 30 years of age, and very rarely play these days. I had to teach myself and am not a very good player, but I still like to listen.

Marcel Loeffler is a great accordionist, although I never really got into playing the Manouche music. I'm a better guitarist than I am an accordionist, but the gypsy jazz guitar style is very difficult to learn.

I hope you find plenty of interesting topics on the forum, and keep playing!

P.S. I liked the clips. I remember when Domi Emorine was one of Maurice Larcange's pupils. She played a Maugein Export in the early years, even well into the time when she was a pro player. She plays well on that Gadji accordion. Unfortunately Barboza never gets a lot of media attention, and when I first heard of him he was playing brilliant stuff like this from his native Argentina:-


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