With that logic, you'd not want to learn violin when having started with piano already, but hurdygurdy. Because keyboard.Dingo40 wrote: ↑Tue Apr 17, 2018 9:38 amSeems to me that coming from a piano background, piano accordion is a no brainer!lucaluigi72 wrote: ↑Sun Oct 15, 2017 10:17 amHallo I'm Luca from Italy
I have studied for some years piano and I love to play recorder. I like balkan, irish and folk musik.
I started to learn accordion in june renting a piano accordion but I'm attracted to learn cromatic accordion.
A friend of mine lent me a cromatic accordion 2 weeks ago and it is difficult to learn but not impossibile.
It is beautiful making progress but I'm afraid it will be really more difficult to improvise!
I would like to have some advice from piano and cromatic accordionists about
I started out nitpicking your response but it's sort of pointless: the main problem here is that you are not talking out of actual experience and get stuff wrong enough to trigger my nitpicking defenses, sometimes subtly so, sometimes glaringly. So let's just skip to the end for now: we can still discuss single points later on when there is actual interest, but most things have already been said in different contexts anyway.
To put the miraculosity into perspective: I think last year or so was the first time in something like 20 years that a piano accordion player won the soloist category of the Klingenthal accordion competition. Piano accordion restricts the player in range, instrument handling, chord width. It even prevents you from playing quite a bit of piano music since the accordion does not allow for inconspicuous sharing and continuation of voices like the piano with its single keyboard does, making the CBA reach necessary for doing some music justice.While I love to hear the CBA in action (Johnny Meyer springs to mind), I find it miraculous that there are in fact so many impressive maestros of the genre!
Good for them!
A converter instrument player playing piano accordion will have 58 notes in his weak left hand also taxed with bellows control on (comparatively tiny) buttons, and at most 45 notes in his strong right hand on keys.
For me, the CBA makes more sense as a musical instrument than a PA, and the uniform keyboard layout is only part of the whole instrument geometry making more sense for what amounts to a portable hand-pumped harmonium. Of course, I have previously played violin and guitar but it's not like I had problems working a piano keyboard when starting with PA. I still decided after few years to switch to CBA rather sooner than later and would not see a point in going back.
What I'll readily admit is that if you are playing a Midi accordion and want to play percussive samples like an actual piano in between, buttons and the associated hand positions are not at all helpful for differentiated attack. Form and arrangement are a good choice for valving action but not that much for striking.