Poll: According to you, accordions are?
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Awful
13 19%
Awesome
55 81%
Voters: 68.
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#1
Few instruments are as polarizing as the accordion. Some (like myself) love the shit out of these things, while others feel they are vagina-repellant.

I bought an Russian accordion off my friend yesterday and I've been learning my way around it today. They're actually pretty fuckin' difficult to play. Mine is the kind with no keyboard keys, so memorizing the pitches is a chore and a half.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=quSs_Ef4L94

Anyways, how do you feel about accordions?
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#2
I love them cause they're funny and quirky.


I don't like how they sound one bit though. I'd rather listen to a blues harp
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#3
I have one, but I can't hardly play it.
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#4
There was a street musican in Munich that played the accordion. I listened to him for a good 45 minutes before my friends go tired and we had to move on. I liked it ever since.
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#5
Like violins, ukulele, harmonica, mandolin etc. the accordion has a time and a place where it sounds good.
#6
I don't really like them in traditional Scottish music, but they're sometimes cool in punk and metal bands.
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I don't really like them in traditional Scottish music, but they're sometimes cool in punk and metal bands.

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#9
I have one

I really have no idea how to play it, but it's fun to just mess around with
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#11
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They're actually pretty fuckin' difficult to play.

Never would have seen that coming
#13
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I don't fancy googling those two words next to each other, but I feel that ceilidh music for example would be better if it had a guitarist and violin instead of an accordion. Theres just something about the tone that I don't like, particularly in the context of cheesy folk music. It's not too bad, I get used to that unique sound after a song or two I guess.
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#14
Accordions are trendy this days with, Beirut utilizes it well.

And I never played a bayan accordion like yours, they look damn tricky.
#15
I like the accordion playing traditional music. I thought the video you linked was absolutely awful.
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#16
Maybe it's cause of where I live but I don't like accordions. Reminds me of my horrible neighbors blasting mariachi music at odd hours of the night/morning.
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#17
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Maybe it's cause of where I live but I don't like accordions. Reminds me of my horrible neighbors blasting mariachi music at odd hours of the night/morning.



What do accordions have to do with horrible mariachi music?
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#18
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What do accordions have to do with horrible mariachi music?

They sometimes use accordions in that music.
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#21
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What do accordions have to do with horrible mariachi music?


I think they mean ranchera music.
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#22
They're awesome, wish I could play it
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#24
Mariachi music doesn't use accordions. That's norteno.

Basics of music in Mexico:

Norteno (big accordion and bass sound, sounds like polka):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wbLD1ATwFvY

Mariachi (violins, trumpets, guitar, weird costumes):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qnBXBGSBqDc

Banda (lots of brass):
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rWsA17f8CDk
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#29
My grandfather plays. I think it sounds nice. If someone's playing an accordion on the train or on the street I give them money.
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#33
I was learning on my girlfriends accordion until this button got stuck, making it unplayable.


shit is so fun though


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#34
Hell yeah accordions. Some conjunto is good shit.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AvllyO3GTdc

Also, to whoever posted that banda music; Banda is awful.
#35
The accordion is one of mankind's ten greatest achievements.
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#37
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Also, to whoever posted that banda music; Banda is awful.

Yes. It sounds cheesy as hell and I've been way over exposed to it.

But I don't like how mariachi music is a catch-all for a lot of Mexican music. Goddam gringos...
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#38
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Yes. It sounds cheesy as hell and I've been way over exposed to it.

But I don't like how mariachi music is a catch-all for a lot of Mexican music. Goddam gringos...
Yeah, the stereotype is annoying especially "La Cucaracha."

But Banda is one of the few genres where I truly cannot understand the appeal. Literally every genre or style of music I've ever heard, even if I hate it, I can still think "I can see what somebody would like about this." Everything except Banda.
#40
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Yeah, the stereotype is annoying especially "La Cucaracha."

But Banda is one of the few genres where I truly cannot understand the appeal. Literally every genre or style of music I've ever heard, even if I hate it, I can still think "I can see what somebody would like about this." Everything except Banda.



To be fair, mexican music is about as rich as the people.
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