11 August 2008

Why the accordion?

My friends and family have wanted me to start a blog for more than three years hence the 2005 start date of this blog with the first post midway through 2008. Maybe it was because I didn't know where to start.....so I'll start where I started life, with an accordion.

Most people don't step knee deep into a family of professional accordionists, but I did. To me there is nothing sweeter than the sound of the reeds, both treble and bass, of an accordion played well. Played well means the musician has learned how to use the bellows to shape phrases and facilitate dynamics, and that they have also learned correct fingering, key signatures and of course have a sense of rhythm.

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