A COMPLETE GUIDE TO BETTER UNDERSTAND OR EVEN TUNE ACCORDIONS!

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I've been thru the same frustrations as you

I always asked myself why my questions didn't get any answers?

Hopeless, I wish I could find a person that could answer all my questions.

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Mario Bruneau piano tuner

From: Mario Bruneau's Studio

Hi,

I've been tuning pianos for more than 35 years and I apply this knowledge to accordions.

I know how frustrating it is to search for information on the accordion and come across so-called "experts" who fail to deliver.

Offers on the Internet abound but the fact remains:  the glaring lack of seriousness and competence often encountered. Especially those that offer you to learn accordion tuning with an eBook as sole support!

To hear and understand the different sounds of accordions, it is imperative that the sound and recording of the tutorial be nothing less than perfect. The videos in this Accordion Guide are technically perfect. No sound distortions caused by a badly "tuned" room. You will find only "broadcast" quality videos in this guide.

Choosing your first accordion is not an easy task.

Indeed, how do you know which accordion to choose if you don't even know the sound differences between accordion models?

It is not uncommon to end up with a first accordion that must be sold because it was poorly chosen.

"If only there was a product that would give me a full picture of the accordion and answer all my questions."

It is precisely in this state of mind that I've created ...

How to tune an accordion

THE MULTIMEDIA ACCORDION GUIDE

  • You will be better equipped to choose your accordion according to the style of music you prefer
  • You will have the necessary knowledge and language to have your tuner understand your preferences regarding the accordion sound you are looking for
  • You will know the different stages of evolution which led to the accordion as we know it today
  • You will know the origin of its name, its history and its inventors
  • You will know how the accordion sound is produced to better benefit from it
  • You will learn why the sound of the piano accordion is different from that of the chromatic accordion
  • In the end, your knowledge will put you in an advantageous position to express your expectations to your accordion tuner
  • You will learn the basic principles of accordion tuning
  • You will know what tools to buy and how to make a tuning bellows
  • You will know how to use the excel formula to calculate the beat rates of the musette tuning

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INCLUDED IN THIS GUIDE

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6 Videos

6 videos corresponding to the 6 chapters total.  Almost 3 hours of viewing that you can copy to all your devices to view them whenever and wherever you want.

eBook of the accordion

Complete eBook Transcription

The complete transcription in the form of an eBook of 170 pages easy to print and to carry with you anywhere, even on your mobile.

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The complete transcription in MP3  audio file which you can listen to while driving your car for example.

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BONUS

If you act NOW, you will get the EXCEL FORMULA as a bonus to help you calculate the beating rates for the MUSETTE.

I am aware of your eagerness to learn quickly.
But it's because I respect you that I won't tell you stories unlike some who throw answers at you that are misleading
since they are not supported by any theory.

This is why this guide
will take you by the hand

from the very beginning to end of your accordion exploration and will provide you with a solid foundation from the start
which will support practice in the end.

Accordion Guide

SATISFACTION GUARANTEED

You can buy with confidence, I take all the risks! I am confident that you will enjoy this guide like all those who bought it before you but if for whatever reason this guide does not meet your expectations, within 30 days I will refund your purchase in full no question asked.

START WITH A SOLID BASE

You’ll find out that nothing is left unanswered. Everything is covered to give you a solid base. This guide is design to bring your from point A to point B without omitting anything.

I don’t believe at the approach of keeping silent the theoretical part in making you believe that the accordion is a simple musical instrument, aimed at amateur musicians. This attitude doesn’t service anyone. Neither you and certainly not the “expert” who delivers it.

There is a wealth of interesting theoretical knowledge that you will enjoy assimilating in order to know the accordion well.

Rest assured, I am good at transmitting knowledge. I am very curious by nature and science always fascinated me. You will see, I shall convey this passion to you and together, we will have fun!

So don’t be surprised if I teach you how to silently close a door as an example!

 

TESTIMONIALS

Dear Mario; I bought this guide; it is fantastic; even as an musician, I learned things that my teachers never taught me; I will have questions to ask, but will use comment forms of course...

Yves Jusserand

France
Far from being a pain in the ass your presentation is admirable. I was impressed with so much knowledge and scholarship. Fascinating as much as breathtaking and captivating. I remain speechless and full of admiration. Suffice to say that if I were in Quebec I would blindly and joyfully entrust my accordion to you. Almost deserves a little trip from Paris to Montreal.

Dewit

FRANCE

Pascal

France
Thank you Mario for this brilliant presentation. Max is almost going to be envious, he who is usually our "living encyclopedia"! I realize by reading you that decidedly, I really knew nothing about the accordion ... before I knew you.
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F.A.Q.

Even if this guide is quite advanced, it is primarily intended for accordion enthusiasts.

I don’t believe in the approach of "ommiting" the theoretical part by making you believe that the accordion is a simple musical instrument. It is because I respect you that I will not tell you any tales.

IMMEDIATE ACCESS! As soon as your payment on a secure server is completed, you will receive an email confirmation with the link to the download page. Since the guide is downloaded to your computer, you will have a 7/24 access to consult it at your own pace.

  • its sound for the type of music you prefer
  • bellows tightness
  • all notes should play
  • the quality of the reeds (a mano, typo a mano, etc.)
  • the brand of the accordion
  • a consistant pressure of the keys
  • the age of the accordion

You will find a list of the ONLY tools you will need and where to buy them.

The basis of this guide are the 6 videos but it also includes an easy-to-read eBook that you can read in a waiting room for example. It even includes an audio file in MP3 format easy to carry anywhere. Listen to the guide while driving your car, for example.  Not to mention the FREE Excel Formula offered as a bonus.

When you take an order to tune an accordion, you cant get away without making the necessary repairs so that the tuning holds and therefore, you will have to take this into account and charge in the $450USD (400€) range for a regular tuning. Be aware that you can expect charging a few thousand dollars for a complete restoration, but you will have to invest several days of work.

It depends on your skills and talents. In general, the first year, you will take NO amount to tune your friends' accordion. People are nice enough to let you "practice" on their accordion that charging them an extra amount would be unthinkable. But nothing prevents you from accepting tips from the start!

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9 Comments on “ The Accordion Guide”

  1. Joe Papandrea says :Reply

    Hello Mario,

    I’m a prof accordionist near Boston and looking to add a “folkier” LMMM, double-cassotto accordion to my stable of bayans and pretty dry instruments. After much consideration, I’m thinking about Middles of: 8- (-4 cent) + 8′ (0 cent) + 8+ (+5 cent). I’m familiar with the sound of 4 cent (“swing”) and feel that would be useful for me in combination with the 440 set outside the chamber. Also the 440 juste outside the chamber in combination with the bassoon provides IMHO a better “bandoneon” register. The +5 cent M would in combination with the -4 provides a stronger 9 cent double tremolo which is still within my dry ear’s limits of civility. Unfortunately my direct experience ends at the MMM register as I’ve never heard my exact combination for “musette” in 3.

    My thought was to order from Cooperfisa in Vercelli Italy and hope this tuning would put me in a likely position to avoid the need of retuning in case the triple M sound proves utterly disappointing. If anything, I have some doubt about the value of my +5M. Do think I would be wise to err on the higher side for my value of M+? Is it easier to have a set of reeds tuned up or down? What might you expect for the resulting sound of my MMM etc ? I welcome further any of your comments, thoughts for which I would be very appreciative. If you would prefer, I would be glad to call you for a brief conversation. In any case, thank you in advance for taking the time and interest to respond to a sincere stranger.

    Best regards

    1. Mario Bruneau says :Reply

      Hi Joe,

      I am not familiar with the “dry” tuning. I never had a demand to tune a bayan before.

      But for what I understand, I wonder why you would want to tune different MMM? Is it because when tuning MMM 440 all the same, you get a “strange” sound? I would tune all 3 M juste 440Hz and would not bother tuning the 8+ and 8- with any cents deviations at all.

      best regards and good luck.

      1. Joe Papandrea says :Reply

        Hi Mario

        Thanks for your prompt response. The only point about my bayans was for context that my ear is inclined more toward the drier than the wetter side of the spectrum. I am buying an additional, new, LMMM, double-chamber accordion (not bayan) with tremolo specifically for folk music etc and am trying to get my best sense of what custom MMM values to request for a “polite” rather than an “aggressive” tremolo.

        I was wondering whether you might be kind enough please to share perhaps a link for your +6/ 0/ -12 which you mentioned in an old Google Groups thread (?). Although the those values are higher than my +5/ 0 /-4 above, I would nevertheless find it of great interest to hear. Perhaps it would not sound too strong to me. Or perhaps if I found it a bit strong, then I might consider +4/ 0/ -8. Hopefully I’ve explained my situation better this time.

        Many thanks
        Joe

        1. Mario Bruneau says :Reply

          Hi Joe,

          I think you’re a good candidate to purchase my accordion guide. All your questions would have answers.

          Also, I prefer you post your questions on the page itself so everybody can benefit from our conversation. Just use the comment form a the bottom of the home page of https://accordionguide.info

          Now I understand where you want to go. Sorry for that.

          You want a folkish musette but don’t want a too old and crunchy musette beating rate.

          I would suggest you go for this scheme using beat per second as metrics because it is more convenient:

          3 beats/sec 0 beats/sec 1.5 beats/sec and you would end up with this kind of sound:

          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bjrRxKCfVGE

          Here is a slide taken from my accordion guide that gives you the metrics for tuning with 2 beats/sec

          Learn how to tune your accordion

          Please also find attached a pdf with the excel formula to tune the musette. I have put in 1 beat/sec and as you can see, your +4 cents is at A440 line #57

          All this is included in my accordion guide. I strongly recommend you get it.

          regards

          1. Joe Papandrea says :

            Ciao Mario

            Thanks for your very helpful info. Just a few more questions pls.

            Which of the following demo your instrument that is tuned as 3 beats/ 0 / 1.5 beats: “How to choose an accordion” ( link above ); your https:/ /www.youtube.com/watch? ; ;v=zk23tUboW2Y ;your https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD4Z2dUU3eA ? Beautiful piece btw La Voix des Anges! My impression of these triple musettes (I’m surmising they’re the same) is that it is quite pleasant especially on single notes but of course busier for chords. This leads me to wonder whether a bit more suitable for me might be a “diluted” [ 2 Beat/ 0 / 1 beat ] or perhaps [ 2.6 Beat/ 0 / 1.3 Beat ] which would both provide also a “swing” double musette

            Does your Accordion Guide have sound samples of ( such mild ) triple musette tunings? Would it have any references for an online tool for the superimposition of any 3 sine waves? I’ve found one for only 2 waves but examples of offsets for double tremolo accordions already abound. Btw on a Physics forum I found the special case of 3 frequencies of equal intervening offset (the old Italian way) and it was quite interesting to visualize the amplitudes of the primary and “secondary” beats which graphically showed how the addition of the intermediate base pitch had a mollifying effect on the double musette by amplitude depressions ( I could send you the link if you were interested ).

            Lastly, re the “page” on which you’d prefer me to post questions, is that like access to a “forum” with purchase of the Guide?

            Merci
            Joe

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaM8v6f_V7o
            btw my accordion here is ~ 440 cassotto/ 440 out of cassotto/ + 1.5 Beats ( too “classical a musette for me, not “punchy” enough )

          2. Mario Bruneau says :

            Hi Joe,

            Which of the following demo your instrument that is tuned as 3 beats/ 0 / 1.5 beats: “How to choose an accordion” ( link above ); your https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zk23tUboW2Y your https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gD4Z2dUU3eA ? Beautiful piece btw La Voix des Anges!

            The first one is my “La voix des anges” live with my Brandoni Mod133 tuned -3beats/sec 0beats/sec +1.5beats/sec All the videos with my Brandoni are tune that way with a very slow 1.5beats/sec for the 8+ and 3beats/sec for the 8- And the second one is my “La voix des anges” produced by me with an arrangement from Bengt Olausson.

            My impression of these triple musettes (I’m surmising they’re the same) is that it is quite pleasant especially on single notes but of course busier for chords

            No one really use the triple musette with chords. Triple musette is for the very fast French musette waltz of any traditional music with a lot of notes and fast musical passages. Always single notes played with a lots of ornaments and with a “détaché” style. This is what the French refer to as: les flonflons.

            This leads me to wonder whether a bit more suitable for me might be a “diluted” [ 2 Beat/ 0 / 1 beat ] or perhaps [ 2.6 Beat/ 0 / 1.3 Beat ] which would both provide also a “swing” double musette

            Yes, you’re right. A softer tremolo would be better but keep in mind that the closer two reeds are tuned together, the tremolo tend to disappear. Hence why you need to check by ear, not just with the numbers and theoretical concepts.

            Does your Accordion Guide have sound samples of ( such mild ) triple musette tunings?

            No. All the examples use 2 reeds.

            Would it have any references for an online tool for the superimposition of any 3 sine waves?

            There is a graphical representation of the 3 reeds effect.

            Tuning accordion

            Btw on a Physics forum I found the special case of 3 frequencies of equal intervening offset (the old Italian way) and it was quite interesting to visualize the amplitudes of the primary and “secondary” beats which graphically showed how the addition of the intermediate base pitch had a mollifying effect on the double musette by amplitude depressions

            See the following pictures from the accordion guide:

            Tune your accordion
            Accordion tuning

            Lastly, re the “page” on which you’d prefer me to post questions, is that like access to a “forum” with purchase of the Guide?

            Well it’s like a forum. People leave their questions in the comment form below. You don’t need to purchase the Accordion Guide to ask questions here.

            https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vaM8v6f_V7o
            btw my accordion here is ~ 440 cassotto/ 440 out of cassotto/ + 1.5 Beats ( too “classical a musette for me, not “punchy” enough )

            Nice playing Joe! I think you use also the bassoon? Americans have a bad habit to use the bassoon with the 3 or 2 clarinets to play musette style. Using the Master register is a no no for musette. Musette is strictly 2 or 3 clarinets and none of them are in the cassotto. Maybe what I hear is the clarinet in the cassotto? Even with just + 1.5 beats, if the two clarinets where out of the cassotto, it would have a decent musette sound.

  2. Mario Bruneau says :Reply

    Its finally here! Today September 20 2021, the Accordion Guide is available since a few months. Just click on the purchase buttons on this page.
    Get it in under 24 hours.

  3. Mick Hursey says :Reply

    Will this be available in English?

    1. admin says :Reply

      Hi Mick,

      Thanks for your interest.

      Today March the 28th, I am starting the translation of both the website and the complete Accordion Guide.

      You will be able to purchase it in few months.

      best regards

      Mario Bruneau

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