Accordion Superpowers Posted on July 28, 2019July 28, 2019 by Hans Swaniawski by Hans Swaniawski Post navigation Blake Shelton – God's Country (Lyrics)BOOKS I WANT TO REREAD IN 2018 | Ameriie 27 thoughts on “Accordion Superpowers” Nice video! Very nice selection to illustrate how different parts of the worldGrowing up in Canada I was always surprised at people thinking the accordion was a silly instrument (typically illustrated in cartoons as an instrument that can't produce a nice sound or extremely limited in its capability). I have a Serbian background, so I grew up hearing the accordion (which is extremely popular in Eastern Europe). You briefly illustrated the Tarafs de Haidouks, but here's a piece I'd recommend: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O9xCA_2uyQE Reply i wonder if anyone's tried mating an accordion with an air compressor? would be interesting perhaps – maybe time to bring the accordion into the 21st century? Reply Thanks for including that clip of Adios Noninos! That version with the composer himself is my favorite recording of that piece. 😀 Reply I love tango. Can a accordion stand in for a bandoneon? Reply Popular in folk music you say? https://youtu.be/-cly3bv7TOM?t=8 Reply ..I want to learn some Irish Concertina..!!! Accordion,… later,.. maybe later… Reply If you want to hear more incredible music with the accordion and double-bass, check out some of the albums by virtuoso bassist/composer/arranger Renaud Garcia-Fons. Both in a large, orchestral ensemble setting and/or in an intimate trio/quartet setting, RG-F's imaginative use of the accordion, along w/ his 5-string contrabasse, is magnificent! Reply Search "Tren Expreso" by Raúl Barbosa. Worth it. Reply As an accordinst, I've never heard accordin talked about so highly! And it just makes so happy! Reply Unfortunately what we associate the accordion with up here (Norway) is the kind of music played by for example Freddy Kristoffersen… and, you know, not a bad word about him, but it is the sort of style and "sound" of the accordion that people seem to hate the most Reply Haven't watched the video yet, how much should I bet he brings up tmbg Reply I've been dreaming of owning a chromatic bass piano accordian. Too bad they've become almost as expensive as a flagship upright piano… Reply Everyone in Eastern Europe associates it with beggars and terrible buskers and an ear-punching sound Reply No, I definitely don't have any accordion prejudice since there is a notable number of famous accordion musicians in my record collection and I like them all. However sometimes I asked myself why are they so extremely different if I just mention Richard Galliano and Kimmo Pohjonen for example. This video gave me the answer. Thank you! Reply Folk Metal is special anyway, they use selfmade instruments in some cases, and the pipebag aswell is very common there. Reply The bellows shake at 13:46 is actually a ricochet. Reply Great lesson! Here in Brazil, beyond Forró we have a lot of different accordion styles you may like to listen – "música gaúcha", for example. I have composed a piece for accordion and electronics that I play by myself https://youtu.be/4Ktbq1bQPRs Reply Try this https://youtu.be/KKqvA_t3THI?t=204 – 3 men with superpowers 🙂 – Motion Trio Reply check out petar ralchev, most incredible sensory overload music i have experienced at a live concert! Reply Sten Broman is spinning in His grave Reply Just sharing this in defense of Scotland's accordion tradition! : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5vWwLv8X45A Reply I really love the accordion and you give it the credit it deserves Reply Can the accordion ever shake its kitsch image? Seems that it's only ever used ironically. Reply I love the accordion. The bagpipes too, for that matter–another unpopular instrument. They're so rich and melodious. Reply The slightly detuned second read is intentional and is a characteristic part of the musette sound. Maybe it sounds bad to you, but this is highly subjective. The sound has been beloved by many and embraced by cultures throughout the world over the last 200 years. As others in the comments have noted it sounds like certain synth effects. Reply Colombian accordion plays cumbia and vallenato Reply 15 min. and not one mention of weird al Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment.