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Thread: Simply Amazing! Toccata and Fugue d minor on a 140 bass Accordion!

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    Thumbs up Simply Amazing! Toccata and Fugue d minor on a 140 bass Accordion!

    Too bad the Accordion players name isnt listed.

    He plays it so very well... He is my inspiration! Check out some of his other works!
    Last edited by Mitchell; Dec-29-2007 at 17:17. Reason: Added a comment to it.

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    wow! i have a newfound respect for the accordion, what an amazing instrument, such special sound, I wonder how the mechanism inside it works the keys
    "The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but the gradual and lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."- Glenn Gould

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mahlon+Berv?autostart

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    "The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but the gradual and lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."- Glenn Gould

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mahlon+Berv?autostart

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    it looks like he has the bass set up on both sides.. stunning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVbuI...eature=related
    "The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but the gradual and lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."- Glenn Gould

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mahlon+Berv?autostart

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    Wow! That is a nice accordion. That piece is hard enough on the pipe
    organ. I have played accordions that were smaller but I only played
    polkas on them. I have played toccata & fugue on the piano which
    sounds very different. It sounds more mysterious.
    judy tooley

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    Vitaly Dmitriev is much better.

    Toccata

    Fugue
    Last edited by JLS; Dec-29-2007 at 22:31.

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    Really quite remarkable.

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    And we organists thought this was a difficult piece on our instrument ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mahlon View Post
    it looks like he has the bass set up on both sides.. stunning http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NVbuI...eature=related
    Actually no, its the same as the keys, just used with buttons. They are called diatonic accordions.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mahlon View Post
    wow! i have a newfound respect for the accordion, what an amazing instrument, such special sound, I wonder how the mechanism inside it works the keys
    Its a rather simple and ingenious design!
    It runs of reeds, metal onse to be specific, and for the ammount of keys on the board, there will be a corresponding reed. Later today I will pull apart my small 12 button accordion and show you just what it does!

    I bought my accordion off ebay for $35.00 USD, and did a minor repair job to it, knowing nothing about accordions at the time, and now it runs perfectly! One of the reeds had popped loose, so I glued it back into place, and now the air pressure is strong, and I get great sound, although the A bass button isnt perfect, it still gives me the desired effect.

    No, I am not an professional accordion player, but I do enjoy learning with my little box...I am learning to play it properly, but then again I am a bit of a folk musician of sorts. :P
    Last edited by Mitchell; Dec-30-2007 at 15:14.

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    Lieutenant Commander, Concertmaster Mahlon's Avatar
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    thats really interesting, I'd love to see pictures of that, because I'm having trouble visualizing it =)
    "The purpose of art is not the momentary ejection of adrenaline but the gradual and lifelong construction of a state of wonder and serenity."- Glenn Gould

    http://www.last.fm/music/Mahlon+Berv?autostart

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    Quite horrific.

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    I've always like the accordion. Ok, not always, but since I heard it well played a long time ago. We have a tv channel that plays programs from Europe, and there's one music show from France (forgot the name) and they sometimes have really fine accordionists as guests. Fantastic stuff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Krummhorn View Post
    And we organists thought this was a difficult piece on our instrument ...
    You said it a lot better than I!
    judy tooley

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