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      I am wondering if there is some way to get the ability (with some electronic gizmos)to bend notes.I crave to model my accordion playing after the Clapton style gutair playing, which tho pretty much by the book, incorporates a lot of note bending.This is on my Roland FR-3s V accordion. Blues accordion would be my thing tho I play plenty in standard major scales. Enjoyed Shelia Lee's you tube of Walze Across Texas,which is in my repertoire also, hers is far better. Must say I love my FR-3 as the headphone option has indeed saved my marriage. If anyone has a clue on how this might be accomplished please reply. All for now, pleased to make all your acquaintances and be a part of the group.

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I am not aware that the FR3 level Rolands have the HALF-REED setting. It is available on the 7s. It allows the pressure you push on the key will lower the pitch while you hold the pressure. On an acoustic accordion - see this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai_ZqU4LhI4

I am not sure on how to do what you want. I would presume any of the guitar pedal devices could be used for guitar like effects. Either the analog audio out or the MIDI should offer some options. Let me know if any of this works. They are being used for electric violins, both MIDI and analog.

Sheia,Thanks for the info,that feature sounds good. I still have to watch the vid as my flash drive out of date.I have also heard of an individual who makes an acoustic one which also bends notes down,Tom Tonon who makes the Bluesbox,but that is not yet a production outfit. The F 7 oh no, not another accordion.

Shelia Lee said:

I am not aware that the FR3 level Rolands have the HALF-REED setting. It is available on the 7s. It allows the pressure you push on the key will lower the pitch while you hold the pressure. On an acoustic accordion - see this link - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ai_ZqU4LhI4

And Daniel- I was picturing a pedal of some sort; I have some one at a 

roland dealership working on this question also. I think they also sell electronic stuff so they should come up with something. hmmmmm ,I was picturing an upward bend similar to a string.tho down has to be real good too. A harmonica bend is down, I think, and sounds great

Shelia Lee, I wrote a good reply but lost it when I pushed Save. Thanks For your reply

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not really  coming up with anything, oh well, I guess I have my hands full already.-thanks all

Thanks to Shelia that vid turned out to be the thing I am using.  And was afraid i might overdo it, but that style keeps it subtle.  And I do (shhh) prefer my acoustic.

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