Saturday, December 5, 2009

5 amazing accordion videos

Since posting the last youtube video I have spent half a day watching youtube clips of accordion players. Here are the best so far.

5. Viktor Romanko play Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2
This is about how epic one can get on the accordion. I must say playing accordion and wearing a bowtie somehow looks a bit strange.

4. Ukrainian kid
You may have already seen this. A very talented performace by a young ukrainan kid. Even if I am not a fan of classical music one can't help being impressed.


3.Yann Tiersen live

Maybe not the most advanced performace but the feeling here is unbeatable. The song is great too.

2. Ivan Hajek, playing in MunichLove the feeling here. This guy plays like a madman and manages to get a huge sound of the accordion. Would love to learn to play more like this.


I am getting somewhat patriotic here since theese guys are from my home country. Still I think they are totally increadible. The crowd is also amazing. How often do you see people go crazy over instrumental accordion music? There is some talk in the beginning so fast forward to about 0.40

Friday, December 4, 2009

Christmas gift for the accordionist

San Francisco accordionist Renée de la Prade shows how to sell accordion music. The 2010 West Coast Accordion Babes Calendars features pin-up girls with accordions and includes a CD with the "babes" playing.

We provide a sexy, funny, girl-powered makeover for accordions, featuring pro musicians who tour nationally and around the globe. There was a lightning-fast response to the 2009 Accordion Babes calendar; we sold out of 1,000 copies in three weeks. Copies were sold as far away as Canada, New Zealand, England, and Amsterdam via the Internet. We kept getting sales requests long after we sold out; into the month of March!
The 2010 West Coast Accordion Babes Calendar is the ideal gift for lovers of pin-up, accordions, music, feminine form, high art, low brow, camp and/or the Gregorian calendar system. So buy several!
Check it out.

An accordion video for you all

This is an old one but still insane. Alexander Dmitriev plays Flight of the bumble bee.