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  Rolston Accordions - Best for all your accordion needs
If you can't find the accordion your looking for or if you have any questions please call us
We specialise in high quality Italian accordions to order - Most Brands and models of accordion available - Prices are subject to change please call to confirm
Most accordions are to order please call for delivery times - Delivery times are quoted by the manufacturer and are approximate
www.accordion.co.uk   (93 words)

  Accordion Sample
The Accordion is a web control that allows you to provide multiple panes and display them one at a time.
The Accordion is written using an extender like most of the other extenders in the AJAX Control Toolkit.
The extender expects its input in a very specific hierarchy of container elements (like divs), so the Accordion and AccordionPane web controls are used to generate the expected input for the extender.
www.asp.net /ajax/ajaxcontroltoolkit/samples/Accordion/Accordion.aspx   (985 words)

  Hire An Accordion Player, Accordion Music, Accordionist, Accordion Players
The accordion was developed in Europe during the 1800's.
One type of accordion is known as the Cajun accordion, and is a vital part of Cajun music.
Accordion players are frequently hired by restaurants to stroll from table to table.
www.gigmasters.com /Accordion/Accordion.asp   (337 words)

The stradella accordion is the most widely played and traditionally has been associated with ethnic, folk, and pop music.
The free-bass accordion has been developed mainly as a concert-music instrument, its repertoire consisting for the most part of transcriptions of the classics and original works by contemporary composers.
The first accordions produced in Canada probably were those built ca 1865-80 by Roch Lyonnais.
www.thecanadianencyclopedia.com /index.cfm?PgNm=TCE&Params=U1ARTU0000011   (209 words)

  Accordion - MSN Encarta
Accordion, a hand-held musical instrument consisting of a bellows attached to two oblong frames, on which buttons and, in some types, pianolike keys are mounted.
In single-action accordions, each button produces two notes, one on the push and another on the draw.
In double-action accordions, each key or button produces the same note on the push as on the draw.
encarta.msn.com /encyclopedia_761579072/Accordion.html   (311 words)

  Accordion - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
An accordion is a musical instrument of the handheld bellows-driven free reed aerophone family, sometimes referred to as squeezeboxes.
The accordion is played by compression and expansion of a bellows, which generates air flow across reeds; a keyboard controls which reeds receive air flow and therefore the tones produced.
In Scotland, the favoured diatonic accordion is, paradoxically, the instrument known as the British Chromatic Accordion.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Accordion   (1742 words)

 PBS: Accordion Dreams - Fun Facts
One of the most unique features of an accordion is that its bellows allow for a virtual total range of expression of sound and notes that can also be sustained for a greater amount of time than most other instruments.
Accordions come in the traditional wood stains as well as classic fl and red--but are also available in a rainbow of vibrant hues.
A diatonic accordion, also known as the button accordion, is based on the diatonic scale and has two reeds that are tuned to different pitches for each note.
www.pbs.org /accordiondreams/fun/index.html   (1179 words)

The chromatic accordion, which produced the same note on the press and the draw of the bellows, came into use in 1850 when an accordionist named Walter requested that one be custom-built for him.
The first patent of an accordion with a piano keyboard was made by M. Bouton of Paris in 1852, but the piano-accordion did not come into popular use until the beginning of the twentieth century.
A model 'accordion orchestra' of around thirty skilled amateurs was put together and toured extensively by bus throughout Germany and the neighboring countries presenting the new concept to the public.
www.crosssound.com /CS00/CS00Instruments/CSTHEACCORDION/accordionENG.html   (2989 words)

 Accordion Facts   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An accordion is a small portable free-reed wind instrument with a keyboard, the smallest representative of the organ family.
The first basic accordion invented in 1829 by Cyrill Demian in Vienna had only 5 buttons and each button played 2 chords (not single notes), one chord when pushing the bellows and another chord when pulling the bellows thus it was a diatonic accordion.
The accordion was given to him as a present, and the ex-farmer soon successfully opened a small handicraft laboratory and sold the aesthetically and musically improved product mainly in nearby Loreto, the destination of a continuous, considerable flow of pilgrims.
www.fbc-accordion-club.org /accordion_facts.htm   (1867 words)

 Accordion Info - Encyclopedia WikiWhat.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
An accordion (French: accordéon, German: Handharmonika "hand harmonica", '\'Ziehharmonika "pull harmonica" or most commonly used: Akkordeon''), is a small portable free-reed wind instrument with a keyboard, the smallest representative of the organ family.
The first modern accordion was a 10-button accordion, invented in 1829 by Damian, in Vienna, which had the 7 notes of a major scale, and consequently only played in one key [and its related keys].
The accordion was patented on January 14, 1854 by Anthony Faas.
www.wikiwhat.com /encyclopedia/a/ac/accordion.html   (1092 words)

 Accordion Encyclopedia Article @ HillCountryArts.com   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The instrument was popularized in the United States by Count Guido Deiro who was the first piano accordionist to perform in Vaudeville.
Included among chromatic button accordions is the Russian bayan.
Chromatic button accordions are preferred by many classical music performers, since the treble keyboard with diagonally arranged buttons allows a greater range than a piano keyboard configuration.
www.hillcountryarts.com /encyclopedia/Accordion   (1746 words)

 Accordion - CHICO Instrument Encyclopedia
Among the free reeds' prominent descendants are melodeons, harmonicas and of course, the accordion.
Contemporary accordions were patented in Austria by the early 19th century, the accordion is part of the wind family.
Characteristic of each style is their ability to 'inhale' and 'exhale'; expanding and squeezing the pressure bellows (made from fabric and wood rib framing) forces an airstream over a series of free metal reeds inside the instrument which causes the reeds to vibrate.
www.si.umich.edu /chico/instrument/pages/accordion_gnrl.html   (561 words)

 Music of the Southwest Web Site: The University of Arizona
However, the first patent for an accordion was granted to Zyrill Demian 1829 in Vienna, Austria, who combined most of the essential accordion features in one instrument.
In the Southwest, the accordion was introduced by Texas-Mexicans, who imported it from Mexico, where German immigrants to Northern Mexico had brought the instrument from their homeland.
In Arizona, the two-row diatonic accordion was largely replaced by a three-row instrument in the 1950's.
parentseyes.arizona.edu /msw/accordion   (847 words)

 New Zealand Accordion Association   (Site not responding. Last check: )
These adjudicators to be accordionists, or accordion teachers of note, or musicians of suitable stature judging in conjunction with an accordionist adjudicator as described herein.
All accordion cases and stands must be marked with the competitors and/or owners names.
A music selection committee of at least three persons, who shall be accordion players or teachers of note, shall be appointed annually by the New Zealand Accordion Association Committee, and shall determine the test music to be played at any competition.
www.accordion.co.nz /rules.htm   (2086 words)

 Mix06 demo part 1: the accordion control - Atlas and more
The accordion control will look at the contents of its associated element and will consider every other sub-element as a header or a content pane.
The updatepanel is working and the accordion control is working, the problem is that the accordion effect is lost when the updatepanel refershes.
My accordion behaviour was still working, but the accordion lost all its styling (background colors, etc.).
weblogs.asp.net /bleroy/archive/2006/03/28/441343.aspx   (1952 words)

 Security Accordion Doors from Accordion-Doors.com
To assure correct sizing of your Woodfold accordion door the finished opening should be measured exact side to side dimension and exact height from header surface (where track attaches) to final finished floor or counter surface.
This dimension should be stated width first and then height and should represent sizes after everything has been done to the opening that will ever be done to it.
By design an accordion folding door is intended to have adjacent panels at a slight angle (it depends on the fullness of the door within the opening).
www.accordion-doors.com /woodfoldfaq.html   (1937 words)

 Get off yer tuchus and dance!
I didn't pick up an accordion for two years and in August 2004 I sold the Titano in order to get a bike.
The logic being that the accordion was one more thing to keep me in my house, by myself, while the bike was to get me OUT of the house, with others.
This is a MUCH smaller accordion (72 bass buttons, 26 treble keys, 14 lbs) and will facilitate the taking it places and general spontaneous practicing that I need.
www.mrbiggs.com /accordion   (567 words)

 Accordion History
The accordion we now use is actually by origin and definition a "melodeon" because a pull out of the bellows gives a different note than a push in on the same button.
The accordion (the word melodeon for our part is now considered obsolete), harmonica and concertina were invented in Europe in the early 1800's and were not well developed until about the mid 1800's.
The accordion players had themselves "seconded" (backed) by a triangle (tit fer - "little iron") player, because the Cajun fiddlers, proud guardians of a long tradition, mostly refused to accompany the melodeon on account of their inability to harmonise with the first models in F. The arrival of the MONARCH in D solved the problem.
www.meloche.net /acchist.htm   (1652 words)

 Accordion Bellows Repair
If you want to try accordion repair on your own, I suggest trying it on a junk accordion from a flea market which can often be had for around $50.
Accordion bellows are made of layers of cloth and cardboard with leather and metal added.
After 20 years the average set of accordion bellows will begin to leak if the accordion is played a lot.
www.1accordion.net /bellows.htm   (2635 words)

 Nydana's Accordion Resources
The accordion cannot be tuned with the greatest of precision, but that is what makes its sound interesting, almost like an old analog synthesizer, in comparison to the newer ones.
Most accordions that feature free-bass are so-called convertor accordions, which means that you can alternate, with the help of register switches, between the usual stradella layout and a free-bass layout.
A problem with many convertor accordions, where the free-bass extends down to low E, is that the stradella is either too dark, or too bright (although this is subject to personal taste and may also depend on the character of the reeds).
home.swipnet.se /nydana/accordion.html   (2390 words)

 Custom accordion doors by First Choice-140 series
The Series 140 accordion door is designed for use in areas where only one good side is needed such as a wardrobe area, closets, or a utility room.
The 220 series accordion doors or room dividers incorporate a pin hinge hardware system and a modified handle like the Series 140.
This series accordion door is a cost effective solution for dividing rooms rather than building permanent walls.
accordion-door.com /140.html   (435 words)

 The Classical Free-Reed, Inc, The Classical Accordion, Part 1
As the daughter of one of the first French accordion makers, she presented recitals of contemporary romantic music that included a piece of her own composition, a theme with variations in virtuoso style, at well-known Parisian concert halls such as the Hotel de Ville and the Conservatoire.
The accordion and harmonium were included in the opera Four Saints in Three Acts (1928) by the American composer, Virgil Thomson (1896-1989), with libretto by Gertrude Stein.
Some claim that the reason the accordion is not often taken seriously as a classical instrument is that for the first one hundred or so years of its existence, it was so technically limited (generally only a single-action diatonic instrument) that it was suitable only for folk music and tavern music.
www.ksanti.net /free-reed/history/classic.html   (2422 words)

 accordion - Hutchinson encyclopedia article about accordion   (Site not responding. Last check: )
The accordion spread throughout the world and can be heard in the popular music of Germany, France, China, Russia, and the USA.
Dan went on, with a cautious look at Tom Plait, holding the accordion low in the bunk:
The young Italian who furnished it would even get up and dance, his arms around his girl, playing the accordion behind her back.
encyclopedia.farlex.com /accordion   (219 words)

 The Classical Free-Reed, Inc, The Classical Accordion, Part 2
The decision to eliminate the accordion from Germany was never enforced, however, because the Hohner company made a convincing appeal to the government.
Hohner argued that the accordion was a genuine, legitimate instrument and had a large repertoire of authentic German folk music.
In addition, they claimed, if the accordion were banned, hundreds and thousands of German music teachers and workers in Hohner factories would lose their livelihoods.
www.ksanti.net /free-reed/history/classic2.html   (1641 words)

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