Vintage accordion sound

Music you like and want to share - post the links here.
Post Reply
wirralaccordion
Expert
Expert
Posts: 235
Joined: Wed Mar 22, 2017 8:20 pm

Vintage accordion sound

Post by wirralaccordion » Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:43 pm

I love the sound of vintage accordions but don't know the adjectives that describe them. Here is such a one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcYRTOOXd7Q

Does anybody know what the song played on the first two registrations ( clarinet and musette ) is? Also, how you get 4 registrations out of 2 couplers?

Any links to that same sound would be appreciated.

maugein96
Should get out more!
Should get out more!
Posts: 1854
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:56 pm
Location: Scottish Borders

Re: Vintage accordion sound

Post by maugein96 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:48 pm

Post edited as it is a duplicate of the one below it.
Last edited by maugein96 on Sun Sep 23, 2018 7:49 am, edited 1 time in total.

maugein96
Should get out more!
Should get out more!
Posts: 1854
Joined: Thu Jul 17, 2014 9:56 pm
Location: Scottish Borders

Re: Vintage accordion sound

Post by maugein96 » Sat Sep 22, 2018 11:16 pm

maugein96 wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 9:48 pm
wirralaccordion wrote:
Sat Sep 22, 2018 7:43 pm
I love the sound of vintage accordions but don't know the adjectives that describe them. Here is such a one

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XcYRTOOXd7Q

Does anybody know what the song played on the first two registrations ( clarinet and musette ) is? Also, how you get 4 registrations out of 2 couplers?

Any links to that same sound would be appreciated.
Phil,

The first tune is "Domino", a well known French waltz. First part is straight tuned clarinet (one reed). Second bit is MMM (three reed musette). That box is an LMMM and he later plays the "master" coupler, which has all four voices on. Looks like those couplers have a dual function, i.e. each coupler serves two registers, so he is able to get M, MMM, LMM, and LMMM. I could be wrong as I'm not familiar with that type of accordion, but it's amazing what you can get with not a lot of couplers.

I have a French made LMM Cavagnolo that has only three couplers, but they give 6 options.

Lever 1 up= All treble reeds off (to allow midi, if fitted)
Lever 1 down= L or Bassoon reeds
Lever 2 up=MM
Lever 2 down=LMM
Lever 3 up=M
Lever 3 down= LM

The language in the clip is Hungarian.

Geoff de Limousin
Star
Star
Posts: 352
Joined: Tue Dec 01, 2015 1:28 pm
Location: Centre of France

Re: Vintage accordion sound

Post by Geoff de Limousin » Sun Sep 23, 2018 6:31 am

I also enjoy vintage accordion sounds and play regularly on 1930's and 1940's CBA's.

Here is a link to a video of Felisberto Calado from Portugal playing a Cooperativa Armoniche which must date from the late 1920's or Early 1930's .

https://youtu.be/47luEGMf3hc

Most of these vintage accordions are 3 voice 'musette' or LMMM but I have a 1930's Ranco which is MMMM with no register switches and a single purpose... to make as much noise as possible in the days before amplification.

Here is something vintage from France:

https://youtu.be/KqXPFmcYLSk

Somewhat popular in the Auvergne region to utilise pre-war accordions to accompany the Cabrette , usually with 3 voice Musette tuning as in this Ranco Guglielmo played by Guy Chausy with Christophe Burg on Cabrette.

User avatar
Sarah
Star
Star
Posts: 269
Joined: Thu May 30, 2013 7:11 pm

Re: Vintage accordion sound

Post by Sarah » Sun Sep 23, 2018 8:42 am

I like this video and the sound of the vintage accordion:

Post Reply

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 2 guests