Does anyone here play accordion? I asked this on vegweb but it seems there was no one who shares my hobby of accordion playing. I'm just beginning so I'm looking for advice from a more experienced player.
<div class="quote-block">Telling the truth can be dangerous business<br><br>
Honest and popular don't go hand in hand<br><br>
If you admit that you can play the accordion<br><br>
No one will hire you in a rock and roll band</div>
--from the movie <i>Ishtar</i>
"If you admit that you can play the accordion<br><br>
No one will hire you in a rock and roll band"<br><br><br><br>
except if you play in They Might Be Giants (geez, I have written about them like 8 times today... you'd think I was an obsessive fan, but I'm not obsessive at all, really)<br><br><br><br>
I've been thinking about learning the accordian, because it seems like it would be so fun to do, but there's not a soul around who can teach me, nor do I have any idea of where to turn to find one. sigh.<br><br><br><br>
suppose my accordian dreams will have to wait.<br><br>
Accordions are expensive and people who have them treasure them so they're hard to get. I got my first one from these hermit brothers who lived out in the bush by my home town.<br><br><br><br>
I was lucky to get my second accordion for only $200. The guy I was carpooling with to work said his mother-in-law had two so she wanted to sell one, so I bought it!<br><br>
I did see an accordion at a thrift store that was sold by auction, I got outbidded. So look at auction sales and ask around and eventually you'll find a reasonably priced accordion.<br><br>
I know they have a bad rep, but once you learn a few songs, it is soooo cool!
CHeck out some local churches. Often, there are some people that play the accordian in church and may have on to sell or teach you a couple songs. <img alt="" class="inlineimg" src="/images/smilies/smiley.gif" style="border:0px solid;" title="">
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