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#447395 - 02/25/18 04:42 PM The misunderstood instrument. The Accordion.
Dnj Offline
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Edited by Dnj (02/25/18 04:45 PM)

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#447400 - 02/25/18 05:52 PM Re: The misunderstood instrument. The Accordion. [Re: Dnj]
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Donny thank you, thank you. I lived through the accordion days. In my school accordion was the instrument of choice. We had accordion bands, duets and even a guitar accordion duo. (Brothers)

Three of my closest friends played accordions before the bought an arranger keyboard. The ex-accordion players had an advantage on a keyboard; they a great right hand. They also learned to play without looking at her hands. (Nice)

I remember walking into the Swan Club in Long Island --- the musician was singing and playing contemporary music. I was surprised to see him playing an accordion; it was midi to a module – Left hand – single bass notes – left hand chords – right hand whatever. He could combine the midi with the accordion acoustic sound. Play a bellow shake against sax solo. CLASS ACT!

Certain types of music sounds best when played with an accordion; Waltzes, polkas, classical, and ROMANTIC music. No it is no longer the chosen instrument; but it should not be forgotten.

My favorites were the French waltzes.
Thanks again Donny, John C.

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#447402 - 02/25/18 06:15 PM Re: The misunderstood instrument. The Accordion. [Re: Dnj]
Dnj Offline
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Hey John your very welcome... BTW....
I played wedding at the Swan Club in Long Island,NY a few times also years ago.... Very nice place..

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#447410 - 02/25/18 10:45 PM Re: The misunderstood instrument. The Accordion. [Re: Dnj]
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If you want the most advanced accordeon sounds in your arranger...the choice is Wersi OAX1
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#447419 - 02/26/18 04:38 AM Re: The misunderstood instrument. The Accordion. [Re: Bachus]
Dnj Offline
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Originally Posted By Bachus
If you want the most advanced accordeon sounds in your arranger...the choice is Wersi OAX1


I always likes KETRON for arranger Accordion..



Edited by Dnj (02/26/18 04:40 AM)

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#447558 - 02/28/18 09:23 AM Re: The misunderstood instrument. The Accordion. [Re: Dnj]
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I use a wersi pegasus 2+ sound module for orchestral strings and ketron sd4 for everything else. Third midi out to keyboard for rhythms makes it tricky..
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#447627 - 02/28/18 10:44 PM Re: The misunderstood instrument. The Accordion. [Re: Dnj]
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Nice.........very, very nice. I'd venture to say, if you had your eyes closed and listened to a good accordion player you'd change your mind real fast about the "accordion stigma!" I'd rather listen to an accordionist play jazz (using the lower reeds like the old Sano) than a B3 player (well, I wouldn't go that far).

Does anyone know anything about the song he's is playing? Or is that a "style" of Russian music. I can't get a clear image on my screen. Is he playing "walking bass?" What's the other player doing?

I used to get a lot of mileage out of this one when I played it in Europe.


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#448102 - 03/07/18 11:51 AM Re: The misunderstood instrument. The Accordion. [Re: Mark79100]
danielbordeiu Offline
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The song is a Shakatak tune, "INVITATION".

Shakatak, Invitation.

You'll fall in love with their funky jazz.
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#448103 - 03/07/18 12:24 PM Re: The misunderstood instrument. The Accordion. [Re: danielbordeiu]
tony mads usa Offline
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Oh yeah, Shakatak ... Used to hear them on Jazz and Smooth Jazz stations ...
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