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Accordion too heavy? Try this!

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Is your accordion too heavy?
You could try this! ;)


Another view:


Different player, same idea:

 

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!Dingo40 pid=68577 dateline=1576380374 said:
Is your accident too heavy?
You could try this! ;)


Another view:


Different player, same idea:



But was your accident your fault?  And do you want a firm of desperate lawyers chasing the culprit?

Autoconnect, eh?  The price of orthography is eternal vigilante.  

 That last one is an organetto, it is featherweight compared to an unisonoric chromatic accordion.  In other videos its comely player can be seen carrying it herself with nonchalant insouciance.  I think the reason for the stand is that she doesn’t want to mark her (doubtless priceless) wedding dress.
 

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Well spotted, Chris  ;) (Damned auto text  :p)
Yes, I too put the use of the accordion stand down to sartorial rather than physical issues  :)
 
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Dingo40 pid=68581 dateline=1576404781 said:
Well spotted, Chris  ;) (Damned auto text  :p)
Yes, I too put the use of the accordion stand down to sartorial rather than physical issues  :)

Dingo,

Still too much effort standing for so long.

Heres the seated version on a triangular stool as used by Wolmer Beltrami.

Wolmer never used shoulder straps, except when playing standing, which was rare. 

Check out the bass button arrangement on one of the boxes. Puts a whole new angle on bass playing. 

Without stand:- 
And with stand:- 
 

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Yup, the stand can be awkward and unsightly but it sure saves your back! I suspect there was another band playing at the wedding, and Wolmer has way oo many notes, solely in my personal and tired opinion! You know ai always like to post one of my favs, Giorgio C. who plays both with and without the stand:

 
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Tom pid=68589 dateline=1576418974 said:
Yup, the stand can be awkward and unsightly but it sure saves your back!  I suspect there was another band playing at the wedding, and Wolmer has way oo many notes, solely in my personal and tired opinion!  You know ai always like to post one of my favs, Giorgio C. who plays both with and without the stand:


Hi Tom,

It never occurred to me when I first started listening to Italian accordion music that the main purpose of a soloist was to mesmerise the audience with the kind of virtuosity that most of us could never hope to achieve. Wolmer epitomises that very aspect of the instrument, as do many other Italian players.

Personally, I tend to prefer listening to material that I might have a chance of being able to play, and finding such material these days is not an easy task. You Tube is jam packed with virtuosi from all over the globe, and it can be difficult to find a nice steady player in the easy listening category. 

The Filuzzi style from Bologna is about as far as I want to go with my virtuosity, and theres no need for stands with these little instruments. 

 

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You know I agree with you John, I admire the talent of the virtuosos but prefer to listen to music like you posted.

How did you like Angelo Mio? Even I can play it! You can find the sheet music and base (backing track) here.

http://www.barbaraec.com/page4.html
 
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Tom pid=68594 dateline=1576426052 said:
You know I agree with you John, I admire the talent of the virtuosos but prefer to listen to music like you posted.  

How did you like Angelo Mio?  Even I can play it!  You can find the sheet music and base (backing track) here.

http://www.barbaraec.com/page4.html

Hi Tom,

Angelo Mio is a nice tune, and thanks for the link to it, but Id have to try it on a paper and comb for the moment.

All of my musical instruments have been in storage for a few weeks during our emigration from Scotland to England, and weve been living in a tiny holiday cottage in the backwoods of Herefordshire. 

Weve run into some legal issues with our intended house purchase, and were finally getting the keys on Tuesday 17th. Furniture and musical instruments will hopefully arrive on 18th, but it might be a while until I can unpack the instruments. There is lots to do in the house, but hopefully Ill get playing again before very long. 

I think Ill concentrate on easier material when I get the mojo back and just listen to the stuff I wish I could play.
 

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Best of luck to you with the move! (It's a very easy tune.)
 

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Thanks for your input everyone, especially for the links.
I love this “ old” music! :)
 
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Dingo40 pid=68610 dateline=1576459732 said:
Thanks for your input everyone, especially for the links.
I love this “ old” music! :)

Hi Dingo,

How about this old nostalgic tribute to Gigi Stok, by two guys in Italian Alpini hats? They are from Massa in the Tuscan mountains. 


Gigi Stok from Parma was one of the relatively few recording artists who played the 7 row Modenese 140 bass system (like Belgian but with dim 7 in the outer row). Youll see him use it here. The three inner rows give single notes, and the chords are in the outer 4 rows.


 

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John,
Thanks for responding and for the new links.
In fact, I already have two CD’s featuring GiGi Stok, which I obtained many years ago from a sale of records at our local ethnic radio station (5EBI).
At that time (pre-internet) his name confounded me as I confused it with that of the Gigi character in the well known eponymous  film :p
I see Stok vigorously uses both the treble and the bass boards, the bellows, and doesn’t keep the bottom of his bellows strapped in :)
At that time, I had no idea of the range and variety of what may broadly be called the family of accordion instruments: a deficiency being remedied by your and other members’ inputs on this forum. :)
 

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