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Post by accordian » Sun May 13, 2018 12:30 am

hello so i'm looking at different accordions
in terms of lm lmm lmmh etc.
and to be honest have no idea what any of it
means. I would have thought that
it's just a way to get all the notes in
eg. the low for the low notes medium for medium
notes etc. but that's apparently not the case and
don't quite understand what it is im looking at

could someone please explain this to me


thanks

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Re: reed ranks

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Re: reed ranks

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Re: reed ranks

Post by accordian » Thu May 17, 2018 10:31 am

JeffJetton wrote:
Mon May 14, 2018 2:04 pm
Video demonstration:

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x303ydu
Ah I see.
Although what is
The difference
In 2 m reeds?

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Post by JeffJetton » Thu May 17, 2018 11:13 pm

Well if you have two middle (M) reeds and you have them both switched on, they will both play the note at basically the same pitch.

But not exactly the same pitch. There's usually a certain slight tuning difference between them, and that difference results in a fatter, more animated sound than just one middle reed by itself. Sort of like the difference between one person singing "oooooh" and two people singing it at the same time together.

The greater the tuning difference, the fatter and more warbley the sound. In accordion terms, we call a very slight difference "dry" and a greater difference "wet".

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Re: reed ranks

Post by accordian » Sat May 19, 2018 8:23 pm

JeffJetton wrote:
Thu May 17, 2018 11:13 pm
Well if you have two middle (M) reeds and you have them both switched on, they will both play the note at basically the same pitch.

But not exactly the same pitch. There's usually a certain slight tuning difference between them, and that difference results in a fatter, more animated sound than just one middle reed by itself. Sort of like the difference between one person singing "oooooh" and two people singing it at the same time together.

The greater the tuning difference, the fatter and more warbley the sound. In accordion terms, we call a very slight difference "dry" and a greater difference "wet".
ah I see

thanks

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