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Another button vs piano thread + arabian music

barkis

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Here (link below) is an interesting piece of video of an accordion playing arab. He plays the piano accordion. Notice how fast he plays on the same key at 0:28-0:32. He can do that since the piano keys are big enough for more than one finger.

Is such fast playing on the same tone possible on a button accordion?
I think his accordion is tuned to the arabic tonesystem with quarter tones. Am I right?

 

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<FONT font=Garamond><SIZE size=125>No quarter tones there. Just a fine accordion player playing in scales your ears are not used to hearing.
 

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Very interesting video. The possibilities are endless aren't they?
 

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No quarter tones there. Just a fine accordion player playing in scales your ears are not used to hearing.[/size][/font][/quote]

Nice tone as well. Theres a smattering of western diatonic-ness snuck in here..
 

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Interesting and what a smooth action he has. Yes you can play repeated notes in the same manner on a CBA Barkis, if you are good enough. (if only)

Pete
 

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Repeats ? How about this?
And on a diatonic accordion (well, mixte)
Also
1/4 tones
This
is an intro to the PA but in the middle she explains how it is tuned in 1/4 tones using different notes on push and pull
 

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dunlustin said:
Repeats ? How about this?
And on a diatonic accordion (well, mixte)
Also
1/4 tones
This
is an intro to the PA but in the middle she explains how it is tuned in 1/4 tones using different notes on push and pull
Cool, thanks.
 

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There is a Arabic music school in southern California that I have tuned a couple of instruments for. The reeds are only retuned in one direction so you have the entire Arabic scale, but you have a semi diatonic accordion.
 

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