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  • Anybody here double on accordion?

    You know, for those really tiny stages.
    Originally posted by senorblues;
    ... But if it's all about familiarity, then maybe I should avoid rooms that hire guitars. There's no point in doing Creedence, Zep, Buffet, etc. all night.

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    I have a concertina, does that count?

    Now ask me if I know how to play it.
    Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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    • #3
      do you know how to play it?

      [this is not the same as "can you play it?" by the way]

      and yes, concertina counts as long as you keep your elbows in
      Originally posted by senorblues;
      ... But if it's all about familiarity, then maybe I should avoid rooms that hire guitars. There's no point in doing Creedence, Zep, Buffet, etc. all night.

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      • #4
        I kinda know how to play it. No, I can't actually play it with any level of competency. It must be my elbows.
        Hurrr. Derp, derp, derp.

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        • #5
          Anybody here dabble on accordion?


          Yes.



          That reminds me, I need to update the old gear pic. I have a much better camera now. And way more junk...


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          • #6
            I was just gonna say Plink, that looks like a very fun basement to goof around in. Well played. Can't wait to see the new pics.
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            • #7
              Thanks! Finished it myself. It is indeed a dandy basement, part of which is finished except carpet. Rather than cluttering up the accordion thread with OT stuff, some fairly recent pics of the work in progress can be found here. The control room is through the right door of the first pic, but the walls & ceiling aren't in yet...

              On topic: I'm OK with the little keys, but I find the bass buttons daunting. One of these days I may have to give in and take a lesson or two.
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              • #8
                you also play the violin?
                Guess what? ! I have a Fever and the prescription is more cowbell !


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                • #9
                  Cats love it.
                  Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell...

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                  • #10
                    Yes.



                    That reminds me, I need to update the old gear pic. I have a much better camera now. And way more junk...




                    Those non-widescreen monitors look funny.
                    Maybe forgiveness is right where you fell...

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                    • #11
                      you also play the violin?
                      Not so's you'd stay in the room with me, no... Although I once scraped one of those Yamaha electric violins, and it wasn't hard at all to get a pleasing sound from it. Some sort of DSP jigpokery, no doubt.

                      I also have a clarinet, trumpet, bone, uke, melodica, some diatonic harmonicas, C and E Super Chromonicas, autoharp, half a dozen stringed twangy thingies, and an alto sax (which I just don't like as well as tenor so I never play it). And probably some other forgotten thingies.
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                      • #12
                        I played the chord organ as a kid - how similar is accordion? If I ever find an inexpensive one on Kijiji I plan to buy it. If the keys are the same size as the DX-100 etc I'll have no trouble on the right hand. I bet doing dynamics with bellows is a blast.
                        Do daemons dream of electric sleep()?

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                        • #13
                          I played the chord organ as a kid - how similar is accordion? If I ever find an inexpensive one on Kijiji I plan to buy it. If the keys are the same size as the DX-100 etc I'll have no trouble on the right hand. I bet doing dynamics with bellows is a blast.


                          This qualify as inexpensive?

                          I have noticed that accordions cost rather more than I'd expect on Kijiji given that everyone's uncle Vito probably has one in the back storage.

                          Jan LeClair in Kingston plays very well and outside the perceived accordion box.

                          (Warning: this video contains hurdy-gurdy.)

                          Originally posted by senorblues;
                          ... But if it's all about familiarity, then maybe I should avoid rooms that hire guitars. There's no point in doing Creedence, Zep, Buffet, etc. all night.

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                          • #14
                            I have a couple accordions. They're mini keytars and a lot harder play. I'm not a big fan of polka music but no matter what you play, it sounds like polka music! The bass buttons are layed out perfectly for it.

                            Excelsior:


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                            • #15
                              Yep! That (almost) qualifies as inexpensive, but right now I'm shopping for a new Hammond (spinet) Hauler on Kijiji.. I think I may have found one too. Damn, I love Kijiji.

                              Here's a bit more "out of the box" playing -- Tony Monaco plays Jimmy Smith! --
                              Do daemons dream of electric sleep()?

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