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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.
 

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<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>
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--from the movie <i>Ishtar</i>
 

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"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>
j
 

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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!
 

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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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Accordians seem to be kinda 'in vogue' at the moment. At least... over here they are. Loads of small London-based bands that I've seen recently seem to be using them.
 

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I don't play, but my grandpa did. The polka hall of fame is in my home town. Come to Cleveland, lots of accordian players here!
 
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