Enjoy this wonderful video I found on the YouTube machine, about accordionist and accordion maker extraordinaire, Marc Savoy, from Eunice Louisiana. A few years ago we had the pleasure of visiting his shop and meeting M. Savoy on our drive from San Antonio to New… Read More
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Let’s visit an accordion factory…
Courtesy of auclan who provided this video to YouTube…
Your Daily Dose this evening is a beautiful Finnish waltz I came across on YouTube, played on chromatic button accordions.
A Minor Repair
I was experiencing what sounded like a horrible problem with my Guerrini triple row diatonic button accordion. Something was stuck, causing air to pass through a reed even though no buttons were depressed. That meant the box was unplayable in its current condition. Before taking… Read More
El Tren Expreso
Here’s a tune called Reel de Mattawa, composed by Richard Forest. Le Reel de Sherbrooke and one more, here’s Don Messer
It’s not true…. #accordionlies
An accordion is not a bagpipe with pleats, no matter what you read on Twitter.
Birds by the lake – cats at home
One of the delightful experiences living here in Long Branch is the rich bird life. When spring arrives, one of the first things I notice around here is the abundance of bird songs and cries. This morning I took the dogs out for their first… Read More
Since there was some discussion on my previous post about the chromatic button accordion vs the piano accordion, here is a diagram I grabbed from wikipedia that shows the basic C-system pattern, which repeats up and down the button board. On many chromatics, the buttons… Read More
What’s old is new…
Some time back I decided to attempt to learn to play the chromatic button accordion. Like the piano accordion, it has all the notes in the chromatic scale available, but it has buttons instead of a keyboard. In North America, not so many people play… Read More