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Blue Danube - possible on 31 treble 12 bass button?

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equitalia

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Hi, Im pretty new to accordion, I have a 31 treble, 12 bass button accordion and started to learn this arrangement of the Blue Danube Waltz by ear

However, I noticed that some of the notes that the woman plays, cannot be reproduced by my accordion! I can only get to those notes by changing the direction of the breath (not sure of the terminology).

I noticed that when she plays, she only changes direction (in vs out) after the whole phrase.

Therefore, I wanted to know if it was possible to play this song with my accordion? If so, will the one note direction changes of the breath be necessary to do it ?

It seems very difficult to change the direction of air for only one note! especially if it is an 8th or 16th!

Any advice/help?


This is the accordion that I have:
http://www.musiciansfriend.com/folk...hohner-ha-3100-panther-gcf-diatonic-accordion
Hohner HA-3100 Panther GCF Diatonic Accordion
 

dunlustin

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You may find it useful to browse the melodeon.net site - they are the Push-Pull people in the UK.
Looking at the Tune of the Month section youll see lots of push/pull playing.
Alternatively the Reyes site:
http://www.reyesforo.com/
Changing direction is part of the technique. Your Panther is played by many as a push/pull only machine tho row-crossing is seen as a good thing so as not to have to change direction.
Your panther is often called a diatonic (bisonoric) accordion having differing notes in each direction The accordion in the video has the same note whether push or pull.
 
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Ugh, there doesnt seem to be much resource for the type of accordion I have online. When I google youtube videos, it is mostly of either the one the woman has in the video above, or one with a piano keyboard as the treble (which I don't like).

I much rather like the button style. How much does one like the woman has, cost?

or should I just bite the bullet and make the switch to piano? Do the piano style accordions have differing notes in each direction or are they the same?
 

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Equitalia, the accordion player in the YouTube video is using a chromatic button accordion - it has all the notes on the push and the pull, same as piano accordions. What you have is a diatonic button accordion, which in England is mostly called melodeon. Yours happens to play in three different keys rather than the more common two-key versions, but its still basically the same thing. There are loads of videos featuring melodeons if you know where to look, and as dunlustin suggests, you should try http://forum.melodeon.net/ for advice too.
 

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