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Offline tp4tissue

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The Accordion
« on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 09:41:53 »
Thoughts ?

Pretty Xpensive though.. Ergonomics great for hand, terrible for back.. So, not quite Ergodox lvl ..

NE y'all learn accordion at NE point ?




This guy has clearly gone insane playn' dat accordion, but it sounds great.


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Re: The Accordian
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 09:55:52 »
My mom played the accordion briefly in the '50s or '60s, but I've never known anyone else who's even handled one.
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Re: The Accordian
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 12:16:34 »
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Re: The Accordian
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 12:55:01 »
my parents made my brother take accordian lessons while we were growing up. beautiful instrument too.. and this was in the early 80s... you guessed it... in the great lakes region.

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Re: The Accordian
« Reply #4 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 13:41:21 »
Thoughts ?

Pretty Xpensive though.. Ergonomics great for hand, terrible for back.. So, not quite Ergodox lvl ..

NE y'all learn accordian at NE point ?


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This guy has clearly gone insane playn' dat accordian, but it sounds great.

An accordian is a piano with lungs

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Re: The Accordion
« Reply #5 on: Thu, 04 March 2021, 20:12:35 »
Surprisingly easy to pick up and play, difficult to master. The one that guy is using is a full-size piano one which are big and expensive for nice ones. I like the diatonic ones. Smaller and sound real nice.

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Re: The Accordion
« Reply #6 on: Fri, 05 March 2021, 01:57:18 »
i did play a bit of it when i was young (7 or 8 years old) but in the middle of nowhere i could only learn flute, and that was rather difficult with bad lungs, and i also had a friend who played it well and learned from his grandparents. can say, very easy to play a few notes, very hard to actually play it well
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Re: The Accordion
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 26 April 2021, 12:54:15 »

thanks for reminding me about the far side
 


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Re: The Accordion
« Reply #8 on: Wed, 28 April 2021, 09:49:13 »
I've always wanted to play the accordion. I'm largely musical in general (I play trumpet, piano and ukulele), but I've always thought the Accordion to sound amazing, and I've never expected it to be difficult for me to learn due to playing piano already.

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Re: The Accordion
« Reply #9 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 13:47:18 »
My son goes to a school that's good for Irish trad music and when I asked him what instrument interested him he said accordion maybe I can rent one for a while see how he goes before putting up money. I play flute (passingly) would be handier give him that!

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Re: The Accordion
« Reply #11 on: Wed, 05 May 2021, 23:16:40 »
Never had much interest in piano or accordion.
I can do pretty much all woodwinds and some percussion (though I'm way out of practice). I didn't have the ear for horns even if I wanted to.

I started learning guitar years ago but didn't get very far for various reasons at the time. I was going to pick up bass guitar or maybe even an electronic drum kit (noise and space reasons) but just as I started looking Covid hit and prices shot through the roof. yay.


i did play a bit of it when i was young (7 or 8 years old) but in the middle of nowhere i could only learn flute, and that was rather difficult with bad lungs,
That was one reason I stuck with woodwinds, my doc encouraged it, it helped build up my lungs and learn to better control my breathing.
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Re: The Accordion
« Reply #12 on: Thu, 06 May 2021, 07:53:14 »
Piano ftw.. and so cheep to get started.

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Re: The Accordion
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 14:17:39 »
Piano ftw.. and so cheep to get started.
I learned to play the piano as a kid. In retrospect I'd rather have learned guitar, but piano is a good second choice, I think.
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Re: The Accordion
« Reply #14 on: Sat, 08 May 2021, 14:19:49 »
Piano ftw.. and so cheep to get started.
I learned to play the piano as a kid. In retrospect I'd rather have learned guitar, but piano is a good second choice, I think.


Guitars are sooooo not ergonomic. Same with violin.   Cello is the only one that doesn't kill your hands.