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Posted by18 hours ago

Hello!

外围体育投注I recently bought an acoustic accordion and I found out it is way too loud for apartment use. I don't feel comfortable playing it.

I am thinking of returning it and buying a Roland Fr-1. I have read some mixed opinions about it. I have a digital piano and an electric guitar so I think a digital accordion would fit in well. (I think I could use the guitar pedals or any hardware/software I get to integrate them with a PC or good headphones). I have a couple of questions though:

  • General opinion on the Roland Fr-1. Sound quality, ease of use, overall quality.

  • 外围体育投注Since I have a bit of experience with the piano I was set on buying a piano accordion, but the Fr-1x has only 26 treble keys. Will that be a problem? I am interested on playing french style mainly but I don't want to limit myself. Would the button version (FR-1xb) be better since it has 3 octives (62 buttons) compared to 2?

Thanks!

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Posted by17 hours ago

Hi Accordion community, another silly question (this one may be sillier ;)), I am exploring accordion projects to work on and planning incrementally for them in the future,

The question is whether it is fundamentally possible to design a reed that will produce sound given both push-pull directions of air (i.e. under either positive or negative applied pressure) for accordion purposes, east-asian reeds accomplish this but their pitch is very dependent to the coupled resonator (pipe) to be able to produce sound. Here is a

外围体育投注A little bit of background, I used to open diatonic accordions and cheap toy accordions for fun at some point "earlier in life", and loved to take out the reeds and file them to change their pitch with a tuner or look at the frequency spectrum of harmonics (fun times) , anyways accordions are really beautiful instruments (especially the former) .

It seems for diatonic (bisonoric) accordions two reeds and leather valves need to be used per button to produce sound on both air directions and for chromatic (unisonoric) accordions two identical reeds and leather valves need to be used per button as well. A question that came up then also based on inspiration from east-asian reeds was whether it is possible to design a single free-reed that produces sound on both directions of air that can be designed suitably for use in an accordions.

e.g. what would happen if you could freely design (e.g. 3D print) a completely custom free-reed exploiting some of the principles of eastern reeds, would it be possible to modify them such that they are both bi-directional and have a pitch mostly dependent on dimensions/features?

外围体育投注Reading through research on free-reeds () I could not find an indication that this has been tried/explored before (at least successfully); I wanted to gather if anyone in the community has tried something along these lines :)

外围体育投注Thank you and have a good one,

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外围体育投注Hi! First time post - I checked the rules but please let me know if I need to move this post anywhere.

外围体育投注I am a long time musician / multi instrumentalist and I am going to get an accordion! I’ve got many years of experience with piano, guitar, and trumpet (among other instruments) and I understand a good deal of music theory.

I don’t know where to start looking or what to look for / avoid. Any suggestions for places to start, brands to look into, or models to look at would be appreciated. I’m looking for an actual instrument - not a toy. I plan to make music with this instrument & bring joy (and chaos) wherever I can go.

Any advice is really appreciated!

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Posted by20 hours ago

Hi Accordion community,

A quick silly question -- don't laugh ;). I was wondering if a symmetric CBA--chromatic button accordion -- (i.e. same-looking button keyboard on both sides but with different pitch notes) would make any sense (I have added a very quick hand drawn picture to illustrate). Kind of like expanding a "piano keyboard" using the CBA chromatic layout (C or B) to span both hands.

At some point this seemed like a cool open project to start but then I thought there are probably good reasons I haven't seen this around, probably a fundamental flaw or simply the stradella or free-bass systems are much superior? Anyways I wanted to ask the community to gauge if something like this makes any sense at all.

外围体育投注Thank you :)

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