Poll

Do you like the accordion?

Yes
3 (18.8%)
Not really
5 (31.3%)
Ew
1 (6.3%)
HOMG! *gropes accordion*
2 (12.5%)
HOMG! *burns accordion*
1 (6.3%)
I really like them :3
1 (6.3%)
I think they must all be burned DX
0 (0%)
I LOVE accordion music
3 (18.8%)
I HATE accordion music
0 (0%)
What's an accordion? o.o
0 (0%)

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Offline Didelphis

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Does anyone play accordion?
« on: November 30, 2006, 02:18:26 pm »
I'm just curious as to whether there are any other accordion players out there :3 And the poll is to see what you all think of the things XD So, anyone else out there play accordion?
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #1 on: November 30, 2006, 03:02:32 pm »
I play the melodica, it's sort of like an accordion, but with a bit of a simpler interface, and you blow into a tube instead of pumping bellows XD Accordions are some of the most underrated instruments out there.
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #2 on: November 30, 2006, 03:24:41 pm »
I play the melodica, it's sort of like an accordion, but with a bit of a simpler interface, and you blow into a tube instead of pumping bellows XD Accordions are some of the most underrated instruments out there.
Yeah, but you gotta admit, after a while you run out of breath ;3 I think I've heard of a melodica before... Haven't seen one in person though. And yeah, definitely an underrated instrument. I don't think they know the accordion is a lot more versatile than just polka and sailors' tunes XD For example, in 'I Love Rocky Road' by Weird Al, Al does an awesome rock accordion solo :3

I hope I can get a better accordion for christmas... It's funny, accordion is the only instrument I can actually play XD I've tried guitar, harmonica, tambourine, keyboard (but mine is a cheap one like my current accordion so I don't really like it XP) and I've failed really at all of them because I didn't like them enough to persue them.. though I do hope to get a new keyboard someday and maybe a Bass or bass guitar XD But for now, I'll stick to what I know - Accordion :3
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #3 on: November 30, 2006, 04:28:20 pm »
The only times I've ever heard accordians were the cheesy ones they have in movies. Can't say that I'm a fan of it, but I have no reason not to like it.

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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #4 on: November 30, 2006, 04:31:26 pm »
The only times I've ever heard accordians were the cheesy ones they have in movies. Can't say that I'm a fan of it, but I have no reason not to like it.
Trust me, they are not cheesy.. Would like to see a couple things a good accordion player is capable of? :3
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #5 on: November 30, 2006, 06:17:22 pm »
*gropes accordian*
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #6 on: November 30, 2006, 06:21:15 pm »
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #7 on: November 30, 2006, 09:31:14 pm »
The only times I've ever heard accordians were the cheesy ones they have in movies. Can't say that I'm a fan of it, but I have no reason not to like it.
Trust me, they are not cheesy.. Would like to see a couple things a good accordion player is capable of? :3

Sure. :>

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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #8 on: November 30, 2006, 09:56:28 pm »
Sure. :>

I'll use Weird Al os it's the easiest one to find on Youtube XD

An older piece - http://youtube.com/watch?v=EbhZ4tVsRsc
Rockin' 'n' a rollin' - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-KZHf4sZWnw
The original recording of My Bologna is all Accordion instrumentals :3 - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eTWaTrC2KOE

is that enough  to Whet your whistle into the accordion outside of cheesy romance songs and polka?  :3

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hw8DivygaA4 here's one that's not Al but is really good in my opinion :3
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #9 on: December 01, 2006, 08:10:17 am »
Ever heard of Jimmy Shand? He was prolly the best accordian player that ever lived...

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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #10 on: December 01, 2006, 08:12:06 am »
I loves me some accordians in Irish music.
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #11 on: December 01, 2006, 10:10:05 am »
Ever heard of Jimmy Shand? He was prolly the best accordian player that ever lived...
Don't forget the king of polkas himself, Frankie Yankovic ^^ (no relation to "Weird Al" Yankovic[another awesome accordionist]) but to answer the question: no. I'll look him up some time :3
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #12 on: December 01, 2006, 10:16:26 am »
Should know I do. I even posted my uber crappy tacky accordian up too. x3

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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #13 on: December 01, 2006, 10:19:44 am »
Should know I do. I even posted my uber crappy tacky accordian up too. x3
<33333 XD How many keys/buttons does it have? I'm curious o.O lol
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #14 on: December 01, 2006, 10:26:23 am »
Depending on which ones you talk about. 43 normal keys. The buttons on the back. 120. Heres the pic again. http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v299/gundamwarrior/PA310031.jpg

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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #15 on: December 01, 2006, 10:34:58 am »
Nice. So 43 treble keys and 77 bass buttons... So. Very. Jealous. xD The one I'm planning on getting for christmas is 22 treble keys and 8 bass buttons : P My current model is a "FirstAct" brand accordion with seven treble and two bass XD

http://youtube.com/watch?v=Ehtwdkf5pA4 I got bored last night so I decided to record an exceptionally bad piece XD I just felt like messing around with it last night and my camera has video  and audio... I wish I had a microphone and the inpsiration to actually *try* for the public XD
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #16 on: December 01, 2006, 10:45:04 am »
No....all the buttons on the back total up to 120.

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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #17 on: December 01, 2006, 10:48:51 am »
Ah.... Now I'm even more jealous XP So many fun buttons and keys to play with XD
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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #18 on: December 01, 2006, 10:52:29 am »
One has a fake man made diamond in it.

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Re: Does anyone play accordion?
« Reply #19 on: December 01, 2006, 11:03:17 am »
Yeah, I saw that when you originally posted the photo lol Tacky, yes, but so much better than my child's plaything XD
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