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Houston SE near Pasadena

Recommendations for repair of 120 Bass Jorgensen and simple 12 Bass Camerano.  Both have been unused for years and need cleaning, likely reed replacement and tuning.  I do know of the Reyes shop in Pasadena but don't know about their work or services available.  Advice?

Added by Steve McGaughey on March 25, 2014 at 11:56am — 1 Comment

Getting there

Thank you all for your encouragement.  I found a company in Philly that rents accordions.  Last night was my first meeting with teacher.  Was worried she would find something wrong with my accordion.  She tried it and said it was very good for someone starting out.  First lesson is tonight at 6pm.  My teacher just moved to my area from Germany 5 months ago.  She was not familar with the Palmer hughes book I had, but liked it.  Really enjoyed meeting her.  We spoke for awhile about what kind…

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Added by Frances on March 23, 2014 at 11:22am — No Comments

need help to get started

Hi,  I am as much a beginner as you can be.  Found a place near me to take lessons from someone with a music/accordion background.  I am wondering about a accordion for sale here.  I am interested since the owner is in same town as accordion repair store with good rep.  I am going to ask the owner of the accordion to have the shop evaluate the accordion for me.  Question is can a beginer learn on a 120 bass with two switches (aperto,chiuso).    One with 120 bass is intimadating to me.  My…

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Added by Frances on March 1, 2014 at 12:02am — 2 Comments

need advice please

I live in Santa Fe, NM, but travel south (near Las Cruces & El Paso) once a month. I have a button accordian(3 bass rows,3 regular rows) that needs a pickup...also a student keyboard. I have a larger keyboard accordian
that has a pickup that doesn't work! Need to know, what kind of pickup to buy(online) & who can do the work! Want to start playing out, zydeco style, & need to plug in! Please help! Kathleen Campbell

Added by Kathleen M Campbell on February 13, 2014 at 6:49pm — 1 Comment

From Jim Kettlewell

Thanks much to a couple of you who suggested the Bavarian Grill as a place for dinner and live accordion music. I did go there last weekend while in Dallas and I took four of my family with me. We had a fine time, the food was very good and we heard Alan and Manfred giving a nice show. I appreciate the help from you Texas Accordionists. I'm now back in Ohio where we have real winters so I won't be a very active poster on the blog, but I do wish you all the best. Thanks. Jim Kettlewell, Canton,… Continue

Added by Jim Kettlewell on February 1, 2014 at 7:40am — 1 Comment

Palmer & Hugher Lesson Book 2 - ALL LINKS to Live Lessons

Here is a PDF of ALL the links posted here on Texas Accordion Net for the 17 Live Lesson sessions for Palmer & Hughes Lesson Book 2 plus over 80 additional solos.

There is FREE PDFs of all the music taught and even a few backtracks to play along with.

If you are interested in a CD with backtracks to ALL the PH Bk 2 solos (played slow, then played fast) AND backtracks to most of the additional Solos - please contact Shelia Lee slee@shelialee.com and she can…

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Added by Shelia Lee on January 19, 2014 at 3:23pm — No Comments

My Accordion Class In The News

The local newspaper ran a little spot featuring my elementary school classroom in Pearland. All third and fourth graders learn keyboard skills on accordions.

Here's the link:…

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Added by brian.berlin on December 12, 2013 at 4:17pm — 1 Comment

Tango style accordion player needed for a recording

Hello all I'm producing a gospel cd in houston Texas and we have a song that has a tango style to it. I would love to have a real accordion on this piece. If anyone is available and able to do this please inbox me. Rayshodcaldwell@gmail.com

Added by Rayshod Cwell on October 13, 2013 at 12:57pm — No Comments

accordion teachers in dallas

Hi im looking for a button accordion teacher in dallas
Can anyone recommend someone.
Dan

Added by Daniel Thrum on September 29, 2013 at 5:12am — No Comments

More Mexican Music for GCF Diatonic Accordion

Here are some more songs for Hans,

Shelia Lee

Los%20Coconitos.pdf

Te%20Vas%20Angel%20Mio.pdf…

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Added by Shelia Lee on June 15, 2013 at 12:55am — No Comments

Mexican Music For GCF Diatonic Accordion

Hello Hans,

Here are several Mexican songs I wrote out for Diatonic Accordion - please let me know how you do with them.

Thanks

Shelia

01%20Chiapanecas%20%28Las%29%20Accordion%20C..pdf…

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Added by Shelia Lee on June 15, 2013 at 12:51am — No Comments

Looking for Mexican sheet music for G/C/F diatonic accordion

Hi:



I just joined TAN. I came across the sheet music for La Cucaracha posted by Mr. Kott and adapted by Sheila Lee. Is there an explanation for the notation used? I have some music for a Hohner Club IIB which uses the Handshuh adapted note system which is somewhat similar. Although I understand in principal how the note system works, I need an explanation. Also, are there other traditional Mexican songs or corridos written in Sheila Lee's system? I've been looking for Mexican… Continue

Added by Hans J Budnarowski on June 13, 2013 at 10:33am — 1 Comment

Accordion students need your help!

Hi Friends,

 

I am an elementary school music teacher in a Title 1 (high poverty) bilingual school.  I want to make sure my music students have the materials they need to succeed. So I've created a classroom project request at…

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Added by brian.berlin on May 28, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Anthony Smrke

My name is Anthony Smrke and I'm an accordion player. Actually I've been playing for over 50 years - a really long time. My mother was a typical Italian mother, my father was Slovenian; and I was the first born male in our family, therefore when I was very young it was decreed that I learn how to play the accordion; and so I was made to take lessons. Being an active 8 year old who was required to learn a musical instrument that I really did not wish to play caused a great deal of stress and…

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Added by Anthony Smrke on May 24, 2013 at 12:35pm — 1 Comment

Accordion Music at Our Wedding Reception

Great News!!!

I finally got "re hitched!" On March 24, 2013, Dr. Julia A. Wagner of Houston, Texas and I tied the knot at the SPJST Lodge 88 in Houston.

Julie is the one on the left. She studied guitar with me about 40 years ago, and she has also taken care of my dogs from time to…

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Added by Bill Palmer on March 24, 2013 at 10:00pm — 2 Comments

I want to purchase a 120 bass quality piano accordian

Can I get some feedback on a well made accordian.  I am looking at Horner's and wanted other feedback.  What good quality brands can anyone recommend for 120 bass piano accordian. 

Added by Lynn J Sayad on February 6, 2013 at 4:35pm — 1 Comment

Gulf Coast Accordion Jamfest 2012 competition winners

First Accordion JamFest and Competition: A Success!

by Rita Davidson
Accordion JamFest 2012 Meca Edwin De Leon Performs his 1st Place Solo at the first Gulf Coast Accordion Jam.…
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Added by Daniel Kott on December 1, 2012 at 11:55pm — 1 Comment

National Accordion Association convention 2013 - make plans

NAA 26th Anniversary Celebration March 6-10, 2013

by Rita Davidson
NAA Team
2012 National Accordion Convention Youth Day Saturday, March 17, 2012 The National Accordion Association's 26th Annual Festival will be an informative and fun event for all accordion enthusiasts taking place from March 6-10…
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Added by Daniel Kott on December 1, 2012 at 10:42am — No Comments

November - Busy Accordion Month!!!!

 

Welcome ALL!!!!

CALLING ALL ACCORDIONISTS!

Button - Keyboard - Chromatic - Cajun/Zydeco

Please review the events that are posted - we have an accordion competition AND JAM coming up…

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Added by Shelia Lee on November 6, 2012 at 1:00pm — No Comments

circle ( clock ) of fifths chart - cropped

This is a diagram of the circle ( clock ) of fifths chart - cropped to show the sharps and flats segments. It will be used in the CTAA presentation at the CTAA monthly meeting, by the MECCA accordion band on Wed, Aug 15, 2012 in Austin, Texas

clockoffifths_cropped_notes.jpg…

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Added by Daniel Kott on August 12, 2012 at 10:01am — No Comments

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