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The Piano Accordion- a love story

Updated on February 16, 2015

A Tribute to an accordion player

A Piano Accordion brings lots of memories to me. Here I will share some of them with you.

This is about one specific player. He started to play the accordion when he was 9 years old. He could hardly carry it to the lessons. After years of playing at partys and dances he became very skilled and remembered lots of music by heart. Sometimes I think the memory acually was in his hands as much as in the head. I loved to hear him boogie away. Always in a good mood and happy.

Another thing I admired about him was that he never gave up when he was practicing. Over and over again he played until he knew the music. What a musician!!

His life was filled with music from morning to evening. Much of it from a piano accordion. He had many but my favourite was a Van Damme Jazz accordion with a very deep and clear sound. You could acually sit very close and still be able to talk to a person.

Do you know how to recognize an accordion player? He has the wrist watch on his right hand! The bellow strap is tight on the left :-)

An Accordionplayer with hours of music in his hands

An Accordionplayer with hours of music in his hands
An Accordionplayer with hours of music in his hands

Learn how to play an accordion - Slowly but surely you will play your accordion

Button Accordions in different colours - The price is low and the quality good

Button Accordions on Amazon

Corona II Classic Accordion, ADG, Brown
Corona II Classic Accordion, ADG, Brown

Hohner's most popular diatonic accordion, the Corona II, has become an official Classic! Each model plays in 3 keys, has 31 treble buttons in 3 rows, 12 bass buttons, and 2 sets of treble reeds. This accordion gives you the full resonant sound you expect from Hohner, as well as a celluloid covered, wood keyboard, double strap brackets, improved bellows straps, an adjustable bass strap and a set of padded shoulder straps. 12 1/4" x 12 1/2" x 7 3/4". Weighs 9 lbs, 4 oz. and includes a gig bag. Not all colors always available in all keys.

 

He brought the music back to my heart - Made me smile again

I was resurrected on the inside. The music came back to stay and I am so greatful to him for that. From gloomy silence to happy days are here at last! What a difference he made in my life!

Ransaters Accordion Festival

Accordion players on the road side

This Accordion Festival in the beginning of July each year is probably the biggest in the world. There are thousands of tents and trailers with musicians of all kinds. You just have to see this to believe it. I will post some links down here. I know some are in Swedish so if you want to know more - ask me and I will translate for you!

There is also youtube videos from Ransaters festival!

Accordion Festivals - The whole summer there are festivals like this in Sweden

Ransäters Accordion Festival is the biggest in the whole world. It goes on litterary day and night for 6 days.

What is going on in Ransater? - Music music musicians

These videos is just a little sample of what you can see and do in Ransater!

Accordion love

Accordion love
Accordion love

Accordion stuff on eBay - Straps, instruments and other things

Straps need to be changed. Accordions for sale

Jam session

What a joy. We just got together and sung and played. The accordion was important and so was the drummer.

I would really like to do this more often

And if there is anything you want to know about Accordions in Sweden - just ask and I will help you out.

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      CCGAL 5 years ago

      I love the accordion, and I love accordion music so I also love this lens!

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      MaryQuinlin 6 years ago

      interesting read. My father decided I would plan accordion when I was 5. :)

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      anonymous 6 years ago

      I am looking for accordion sheet music for Polka Potpurri or anything else composed by Ragnar Sundquist.

      Can you help me in my search I would greatly appreciate it.

      Thanks

      Ken

      My email is kkotarski@comcast.net

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      GramaBarb 9 years ago from Vancouver

      ..........and I remember Hjo too :) an accordion festival by Lake Vättern. We will meet again!

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