A good book for chord system instruction for all keyboard players - Chord Piano is Fun by T.K. Gopforth

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i am a professor at the University Of New Mexico. I am writing about women accordianist in South Texas playing tex mex. Any leads on anyone i can interview about their experience would be appreciated. I will eventually publish the findings and place them in an archive. This is an opportunity to document women accordianist in the history of accordian tex mex. My father was an accordianist from South Texas. Joe Medina. He was teaching me how to play before he passed on. I have…


Added by Jewell Medina on January 31, 2024 at 12:32pm — No Comments

Looking for an accordionist to play at an 80th birthday party this Saturday May 6 Houston Area

Hello, I don't play any instruments but my father played the accordion as a young man and we are celebrating his 80th birthday this Saturday. I was hoping to surprise him with an hour or two of an accordionist playing his favorite songs that he used to play as a young man. Mostly World Music and European and some Argentine Tangos. 

We are located in Cypress/Houston Texas. Please reach out if anyone knows of an accordionist in the area. Thank you. 


Added by Sandra Billings on May 5, 2023 at 8:30am — No Comments - Stradella Bass System & Piano Accordion Chord Charts

Hi, I would like to share my website:

I’ve created a series of new charts specifically designed to facilitate learning the positions and combinations of the most used chords in many musical genres, from jazz to pop music. 



Added by Giovanni Lucifero on April 24, 2022 at 3:24pm — No Comments

TexMex method in English

I am branching out from my Chromatic Button Accordion to a Diatonic Baffetti (TexMex II). I am seeking recommendations for Method Books, DVDs, On-Line Sites or any another training resources in the English language. While I speak Spanish, I can't keep up with the Mexican vid's on Utube and don't understand many of the words relative to music.

At this point, I am more interested in the mechanics/layout of diatonic accordions, technique and theory relative to the DBA, than in learning a…


Added by Waldo Weirdo on November 27, 2021 at 9:39pm — No Comments

Irish musette tone on the Roland FR-1X

I have recently purchased a Roland FR-1X, my first "virtual" accordion. So far I am really impressed with it but still a little lost navigating through the configuration. perhaps I need to download a video tutorial???

Anyway, my question is how can I find or setup an Irish musette sound as typically used in Irish ballads and jigs. Such as this  

Any ideas or help would…


Added by Craig Mitchell on December 5, 2020 at 10:45am — 1 Comment

Michael Dilthey's newly composed accordion solo

Michael Dilthey just finished writing an accordion solo "Sonata for solo accordion".   You can listen to a recording on youtube:

Michael Dilthey received a doctorate in music composition from Northwestern University.  He heads the music department at Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts in North Adams, MA.

I met him in 2014 when my trio gave a performance at his…


Added by Rocco Anthony Jerry on August 24, 2019 at 9:56am — No Comments

Roland V-accordion + Solton MS40

Hi hope somebody can help me. I have a Roland FR3xb accordion and a Solton MS40 arranger.  Now the problem is I cannot get both to work together I have changed channels on both instruments still no luck.  The right hand on the Roland will trigger the styles also some times the chords will also trigger them.  Hope somebody can help solve this problem.  Many thanks and greetings from Dublin,  Ireland.

Added by Thomas may on March 4, 2018 at 5:53am — No Comments

Tips, tricks and videos please!!! Rookie here!

So I happened across a really decent Scandalli Brevetto 40 120 at work a few months back. Was gonna just sell it but the more I read and watched I have decided to keep it and learn. First I'd like to give it a thorough once over so if anyone has some feedback on preferred maintenance or things to watch for while I have it open. Probably not gonna tune it myself if it needs it but a good cleaning and check up on everything should be safe. Any advice is appreciated. Photos of my progress once I… Continue

Added by Jason on August 29, 2017 at 3:27am — 1 Comment

Texas Swing Bass Chord Progressions

Hello everyone!

I am new to Texas Accordion Net, and I am hoping someone can help me, as I have not been able to find the exact information I have been looking for through internet search or YouTube.

I play the Roland FR-18 Diatonic Accordion, which I am thoroughly enjoying. Not only versatile, but also programmable!

I do not read music, I only play by ear...

I am wanting to program my bass/chord…


Added by Phil Cann on November 18, 2015 at 9:52pm — No Comments

Shelia Lee's Accordion Blog - Accordion Playing Made FUN!

I have just updated the Accordion Blog - with more great songs - especially level 1 & 2 solos and duets. Please check it out

I will be at the National Accordion Convention this week – and we have plans to have our OWN exhibit room – with lots of fun times planned. Here are 4 of the neat things planned…..AND YOU WILL BE REWARDED!

  1. Practice your favorite Palmer & Hughes…

Added by Shelia Lee on March 2, 2015 at 10:50pm — No Comments

2015 NAA Convention

I am in need of a roommate for the 2015 NAA Convention.  Anyone (female)who is going and does not have anybody and would like a roommate please contact me.

Karen Carson

Anchorage AK. 

Anyone needing to contact me inquiring as to the roommate request, please send your msg to me..

via this website and I will get a message from them.  Please include your email address..Thank you..

Karen C.

Added by KAREN CARSON on January 14, 2015 at 11:00pm — 1 Comment

Learning Something New

This year I joined Rose City Accordion Club in Portland, OR.  Got to play with a group of "jammers" at the Dec. meeting.  It's wonderful to play with others as I've played piano for decades but it's hard to haul a piano around.  Have met the nicest people and they are so accepting of new people and our level of skills.  I learn from them constantly. 

Added by Fran Maddox on December 27, 2014 at 11:49am — 1 Comment

Shelia Lee's Accordion Blog - Accordion Playing Made FUN!

I have just updated the Accordion Blog with almost 50 new Songs - accordion exercises, some Jazz work, as well as the monthly lesson - which is developing technique. Please visit - and remember to email me for the current password for some of the solos.

Added by Shelia Lee on December 1, 2014 at 2:47am — No Comments

Klezmer Band

I have a friend who is getting married in Dallas in December and wants a Klezmer Band at her wedding reception. Does anyone know anything about a Klezmer Band? If so, please contact me! Nicki Cohen

Added by Nicki Cohen on October 31, 2014 at 4:57pm — 4 Comments


Help, I am looking for an accordion teacher, I live in Houston, Tx.

Added by Miguel Galindo on October 9, 2014 at 9:09pm — 1 Comment

Shelia Lee's Accordion Blog - Accordion Playing Made FUN!

I have just started an Accordion Blog

- with all kinds of GOODIES - loaded there.

There are:

  1. Level 1 to level 5 Solos - Christmas, 60s-70s, German, French, Italian, other ethnic, etc.
  2. Level 1 to level 5 - Duets and Trios
  3. Monthly Lessons - to…

Added by Shelia Lee on October 9, 2014 at 3:13pm — No Comments

Hey Guys , Is there any sheet music for the song 'Sacate lis piejos chencha'?

Hey Guys , Is there any sheet music for the song 'Sacate lis piejos chencha'?

Added by Steve Garza on July 14, 2014 at 9:03pm — 1 Comment

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 — 2 Comments

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…


Added by Frances on March 23, 2014 at 11:22am — 1 Comment

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…


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


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