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Post by HPC364 » Mon Feb 12, 2018 10:23 pm

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I'am from Europe, from France, I don't play the accordion but I would like to, in France we used to have a big tradition about the accordion but it is not really the music I really like.
I figured out this instrument could play very poetical musics, jazz and others.
I play a bunch of instrument and I'm a frustrated "pianist", I'm not very good to play jazz chords and voicings on the left hand and I thought about the accordion. I don't know if it's a good idea.

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Post by jozz » Tue Feb 13, 2018 8:23 am

I guess, all in all, to get to a decent result, jazz on the accordion left hand is easier than on the piano. So I'd say welcome and go for it {}

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Post by wout » Tue Feb 13, 2018 9:22 am

Agreed! Requires way less thinking then chords on a piano, speaking as a pianist as well. The only thing i miss is the playing of melodial accompanies with the left hand. I played a little bit of freebass before, not alot, but what i miss most about piano is that you can play soft with left and loud with right.

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Post by HPC364 » Tue Feb 13, 2018 10:12 pm

Thank you !

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Post by losthobos » Fri Feb 16, 2018 8:54 am

Don't be shy....them old jazz tunes were beautifully crafted by the composers...they've done the hard bit...you'll enjoy trying to interpret on the accordion....bon chance...
Right or wrong make it strong...when in doubt miss it out...

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Post by HPC364 » Fri Feb 16, 2018 9:22 pm

Thanks. To be honest, the first thing I will buy is a melodica in order to know how I articulate with a keyboard, it is not easy on a piano, I usually play woodwind instruments, guitars and bass.
I need to think about all about these things before buying an accordion because it is not cheap and the less expensive ones are quite limited in terms of chords.
Maybe a 48 bass accordion would be a minimum... But not very comfortable if I want to try to play a tune like 'Round Midnight.

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Post by losthobos » Sat Feb 17, 2018 9:07 am

72 bass minimum if youre heading to Birdland ;)
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