But the accordion playing is the basis of my digression. Young and old throughout the world may listen to and enjoy American music, but I feel many other countries have a folk style that transcends into the mainstream. Even though Chinese may not be aware of Italian music or whatever, the fact is that those accordions are NOT being sold to 16 yr olds at the GC or Sam Ash.

Ah, but to get back ON TOPIC... I'm totally blown away by the chromatic button accordions. I haven't seen many of them. An ex-student friend of mine (much more talented than I) has a few concertinas. The regular squeezeboxes are great in their own right, but the Roland V-accordions are amazing.

[This message has been edited by cassp (edited 06-18-2008).]
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