Accordions

Helen P.

Message 35845 · 18 Jul 2003 03:50:56 · Fixed-width font · Whole thread

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Perhaps I should say instead that the fiddler usually has greater fine
control over the tone produced, what with miniscule adjustments of both bow
and fingers at his/her disposal.

However, the fiddle definitely is superior in the areas such as tone-bending
(e.g., starting the last note of a phrase slightly flat and sliding up to
finish on pitch, for dramatic effect). The accordion can't match that
ability.

My main point, though, is that both instruments can be wonderful, even if
they achieve that in different ways.

-- Helen (Md USA)

From: "Norma or Mike Briggs" <xxxxxxxx@xxxxxx.xxx>
Sent: Thursday, July 17, 2003 9:28 PM

> I really don't think that "superior tone quality" is an objective
> measure, speaking as an accordionist ;)
>
> Mike

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