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Re: Re: Key of C or D?

i'd comment ...

1. if you don;t plan to sing, don;t worry about it
get a c

2. it;s better to err too low than too high
again indicates a c

3. the songs you plan to sing may still be
singable in the key you get, otherwise
just pick songs you can sing with the accordion
you get

every melody has a highest and lowest note
either you can hit that or you can;t

there will probably be songs that you can;t sing
on a c and vice versa

so you always have to decide that anyway

4. as far as learning, you can transpose songs
to the key you have

5. as someone else said, c is more common
in cheap chinese ones, if you have to get
a good one in d, you can always get
a cheap one in c for $200


Re: Key of C or D?


If you have a D box, you can use some software like the Amazing Slower Downer to not only slow the music down but change keys. This is for CD's and not video, DVD's.

So if the music is in C you can change it to D so you can play along. With DVD's You'll have to make an mp3 file and then bring it into the Amazing Slow Dower
to change keys.

Just a thought..... Ed

Re: Key of C or D?

Hind sight is 20/20. Linda would have been better off getting the "D" accordion! She would have been one of the few amongst the many, which would have automatically made her special. Little did she know that some of the best songs available now on youtube were made with "D" accordions. She would have been a stand out from the crowd! Besides, being a female, she could have easily just asked to borrow one of the thousands of "C" accordions floating around at the jam sessions and decided whether or not she liked the "C" accordion. Also, notice the particular preference by "Sarah Savoy" for the "D" accordion in her post on this thread. It couldn't be that her dad is also fond of the "D" accordion now would it? I'd like to go back and figure WHO THE HELL decided the "C" accordion was going to be the standard for beginners and give him a mighty hard yet well aimed kick to the ball sack! The "D" accordion....every bit as important as the "C" accordion, just hardly anyone knows about it yet.

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