New Toy....... Andre Borel Accordina...
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https://youtu.be/8Wt7isHm_9E
Quite like it so far.... Could take time.... But like the feeling of breath... May be easier later to apply dynamics than bellows allow and was impressed with chordal possibilities without as much lung fuss as id expected... Hope is pleasing to you all
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I think something might have gone wrong with that link:

http://www.https.com//youtu.be/8Wt7isHm_9E

gives "Understanding pavement installation - a step-by-step process".
Which might be really exciting, but I'll read it later (or not).
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Fixed... Thanks Glug
https://youtu.be/8Wt7isHm_9E
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Nice one, I like it! I have a simmilar instrument, melodica, with piano keyboard Smile
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(29-06-2020, 10:54 AM)losthobos Wrote: https://youtu.be/8Wt7isHm_9E
Quite like it so far.... Could take time.... But like the feeling of breath... May be easier later to apply dynamics than bellows allow and was impressed with chordal possibilities without as much lung fuss as id expected... Hope is pleasing to you all

Welcome to the club! (Although I disagree with calling it a ‘toy’)
https://youtu.be/WE3nRsnB4SU
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(29-06-2020, 02:26 PM)mgavrilov Wrote: Nice one, I like it! I have a simmilar instrument, melodica, with piano keyboard Smile

Never tell an accordina player that a melodica is similar! (It's a sensitive topic, especially since an accordina costs about 10x what a melodica costs, if not more.)
For a while there were also accordinas with piano keyboard but they were too large to be really usable. Borel lever made them. Marcel Dreux who makes Borel-clones also never made them (only said he had plans to do so)...
I'm not saying a melodica is a bad instrument or just a toy, but an accordina is quite different and so is its tone.
Paul De Bra (not Debra...)
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(29-06-2020, 04:30 PM)debra Wrote:
(29-06-2020, 02:26 PM)mgavrilov Wrote: Nice one, I like it! I have a simmilar instrument, melodica, with piano keyboard Smile

Never tell an accordina player that a melodica is similar! (It's a sensitive topic, especially since an accordina costs about 10x what a melodica costs, if not more.)
For a while there were also accordinas with piano keyboard but they were too large to be really usable. Borel lever made them. Marcel Dreux who makes Borel-clones also never made them (only said he had plans to do so)...
I'm not saying a melodica is a bad instrument or just a toy, but an accordina is quite different and so is its tone.

I didn't know that, I'm sorry if someone is offended!
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(29-06-2020, 04:30 PM)Hey debra Wrote:
(29-06-2020, 02:26 PM)mgavrilov Wrote: Nice one, I like it! I have a simmilar instrument, melodica, with piano keyboard Smile

Never tell an accordina player that a melodica is similar! (It's a sensitive topic, especially since an accordina costs about 10x what a melodica costs, if not more.)
For a while there were also accordinas with piano keyboard but they were too large to be really usable. Borel lever made them. Marcel Dreux who makes Borel-clones also never made them (only said he had plans to do so)...
I'm not saying a melodica is a bad instrument or just a toy, but an accordina is quite different and so is its tone.
Okay, I'll bite. I have two melodicas. They're made of metal, wood, and plastic. The reeds look very similar to accordion reeds. Aside from the fact that one has those toy buttons and the other has real keys, what's the difference?
Ha. The accordina sounds much more mellow to me. Is that it?
Just kidding. I wish someone would make a melodica that is as expressive as the accordinas I've heard.
Nat “King” Cole playing a Borel Clavietta.


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Bugari “Blue 72”, Tiger Combo ‘Cordeon, Iorio Concert Accorgan G Series (electronics removed), Hohner 1974 Melodica (Piano 36)
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(29-06-2020, 09:17 PM)mgavrilov Wrote:
(29-06-2020, 04:30 PM)debra Wrote:
(29-06-2020, 02:26 PM)mgavrilov Wrote: Nice one, I like it! I have a simmilar instrument, melodica, with piano keyboard Smile

Never tell an accordina player that a melodica is similar! (It's a sensitive topic, especially since an accordina costs about 10x what a melodica costs, if not more.)
For a while there were also accordinas with piano keyboard but they were too large to be really usable. Borel lever made them. Marcel Dreux who makes Borel-clones also never made them (only said he had plans to do so)...
I'm not saying a melodica is a bad instrument or just a toy, but an accordina is quite different and so is its tone.

I didn't know that, I'm sorry if someone is offended!

Only the ones who paid 10x the price of a melodica are offended  Tongue
Reminds me of the time when I was visiting a friend and neighbour , who had been a patisserie chef at the Park Lane Hotel in London
and now runs cordon bleu cookery courses from his house in France, and I called him a cook!!  His wife nearly exploded and said indignantly "He's not a cook, he's a chef ", so I asked what he did when he was at work and and he replied "I teach people how to cook" He's still a friend Smile
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