Been here for ages!
- Jul 16, 2014
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- Eindhoven, the Nnetherlannds
JIM D. said:Just to keep on my previous thread,
A converted acoustic accordion to MiDi usually uses an expander that has the ability to transpose.
The transpose feature can be very useful in the case of a vocalist that only sings in keys you haven't learned tunes
on. Such as Db, F# or C# for example. Now the expander can be transposed but the acoustic accordion will remain
in the key it was produced with. The result is The acoustic accordion will have to be muted.
With a "V" type accordion the accordion voices transpose with the orchestral sounds.
That's an interesting point I had not considered before. I have never used a "transpose" feature of any keyboard instrument because I have absolute pitch, so when the keys I play suddenly sound higher or lower I get totally confused. Is someone asks me to play a song higher or lower I will just do that. I can probably play the song in a different key but I cannot play at all when the instrument is transposed.