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george garside

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Re: Blank Slate
« Reply #60 on: February 18, 2019, 09:56:23 AM »

. That doesn't mean that the bellows aren't providing just the right amount of air, but that the air can be controlled at both ends of the system: the supply of air and the release of air.
 

that  hits the nail right on the head!  on any type of ''accordion'' its how the buttons/keys are released that is important whereas on a piano its how the they are pressed that matters and there is a world of difference between the two techniques


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Re: Blank Slate
« Reply #61 on: February 18, 2019, 10:59:18 AM »

I played Northumbrian Small Pipes for years before I picked up a melodeon. There you have no chance of varying the volume or adding rhythm as the bag is at a constant pressure. Even the bellows inflation seems to have no relation to the music.
Everything depends on the finger technique. Short notes, long notes, grace notes and, well that's about it.
It doesn't stop anyone playing with an astonishingly danceable beat.
Melodeonistas have it easy. We have bellows for the pulse
and we can vary the volume. We can play legato across the rows and play chords.
Mind with a blank slate I'd probably play the fiddle.
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Re: Blank Slate
« Reply #62 on: February 18, 2019, 01:24:30 PM »

or even legato along the rows!

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