Discussion in 'The Sound Hound Lounge' started by 2HBStrat, Jul 13, 2019.
How do you get started?
Isn't it spelled "accordion?"
A fine starting point is learning how to spell the name of the instrument.
My mother played one so I always considered it uncool. Then I learned about Zydeco music and it became cool.
E0B84AE0-0FA5-40E0-BBE8-1714211073D8 by Badtone posted Jul 13, 2019 at 4:39 PM
One time I left an accordion in an unlocked car, when I came back do you know what I found? 2 accordions.
Isn't perfect pitch what you call it when you toss a banjo into a dumpster and it lands on the accordion?
If so, post your address. We need to schedule a, uh, visit.
Yup - started lessons at 5 because my parents couldn't afford a piano.... getting my ass kicked during the 70's because I played accordion was the primary motivation for me to start playing guitar and bass (around 10/11)... ditched accordion for good at 13... still in therapy though. When you are 7 years old in 1977 and there are 12 year old kids with KISS tattoos lined up to kick your ass you develop an aversion to polka and KISS.... it was my secret shame (I hid my accordion past).
If the experience likewise soured you to KISS, it might have been worth the trauma.
Enhanced for you
I tried.. Bought a used one at a pawn shop.
Could never bond with it, even though I play keyboards.
Sold the accordion.
Switched to 5 string dojo and pedal steel guitar.
Haven't looked back.
Hardest instrument I've ever tried to play is the Accordion. Followed by Pedal Steel.
I know a guy who plays a squeeze box. He started when he was 10 yrs old and we always made fun of him. 50 years later he still plays and no one makes fun of him anymore.
It's hard...real hard. Start young. Take lessons.
That cracked me up!
My uncle was awesome on the accordion. He'd break it out at family gatherings and parties. He was the life of the party on that thing. It was mood altering, in a fun and happy way. Little kids, old folks, and everyone in between enjoyed it. Good times.
Polka music is what made the 120 bass piano accordion 'uncool' to play. It is actually quite a versatile instrument.
My 1st instrument. I was very young, Lawerence Welk was very popular, and my older sisters were allowed lessons (a place on Reseda Blvd, SF Valley). I was jealous because my sisters were allowed lessons while I was not (I was quite young, pre-kindergarten). But, I began to pick up their rented instruments and play songs. This was '63?
Because I could play my folks allowed me to take lessons. I played along and did fine. UNTIL the day of recital. I was expected to read music and play the song. They put up a piece of paper and said "play". I asked what song it was and they told me and I played it. This happened about three times in a row.
Then they caught on (remember, I wasn't even in Kindergarten yet). They wouldn't tell me the name of the song, and said I should be able to read the notes on the page. I said "I don't know what all those dots and lines mean". and they kicked me out.
But I could play. I've often thought about buying one for myself, maybe some day.
I wouldn’t admit to it
By living a life of iniquity.