THE ACCORDION GUIDE

A Reine Lessard Introduction

How to describe the accordion without talking about...

First published in the 73rd Edition of UHFMagazine in September 2005

Compact, portable, of modest appearance or richly ornamented, it needed only a few chords to cross all borders and spread, in a dreamlike promenade, a succession of atmospheres from everywhere, each with its own accent.

In a single evening it could transport you., as the musician wishes, to such varied places as the Orient, Europe, to the Islands, and across the Americas. Despite all, alas, it was snubbed by the more musically oriented musicians and it received the cold shoulder from unconditional fans of Great Music.

Yet, thanks to the musicians who have chosen it as their favorite means of expression, it has several times transmogri­fied. It is now an instrument for all musical styles.

Since the mid-20th Century, it even exists in a concert version, able to play with­out embarrassment in the most select halls. Its harmonies emerge from CD players and turntables, and there is a rich treasury of works written specially for it by remarkable contemporary composers.

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How an accordion work

France

Le Francophile

Le magazine du Francophile

Book

Philippe Krümm

accordion book

If you can read French, this book is a "must" Click on image to get it.

BUY

Musette Accordion

Musette accordion for sale
There are pretty ZUPAN model accordions which are very beautiful and are a perfect match for playing musette. This one is made of rosewood.  Click the image to get one on eBay or Amazon.

2 Comments on “ Blog”

  1. Nigel Drake says :Reply

    Just two questions:

    Do you cover Bayan B griff CBAs? and

    Can you provide a printed and recorded hard-copy version and, if you can, how much would it cost me to have one posted to an Australian address?

    1. Mario Bruneau says :Reply

      Hi Nigel,

      No I don’t cover Bayan B griff CBAs.

      Yes I can provide all files on USB drive and send it to an Australian address for $260

      best regards

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