The Last Accordion I’ll Ever Buy? (Waltz)

It’s seeming ever more likely that I’ll be able to take ownership of the Castagnari Nik. Here’s a very simple, fast French waltz. I don’t know the name of it. It was one of the first Massif Central tunes I ever learned, back in the day of the Corso.

5 Comments on “The Last Accordion I’ll Ever Buy? (Waltz)

  1. Gary,

    I started playing the video clip and women began throwing themselves all over me! You've gotta post more…


  2. That's the way it is with waltzes. The most romantic dance of all time: the entire world is spinning except for the face of your lover.

    Hm, women don't throw themselves at me when I read your blog.


  3. Hello,
    Nice waltz ! Once i'll learn every tune you post, but i choosed to start with this one. I'm quite a beginner, and i have a little problem playing the bars containing the little push/pull part on the first half oh the tune, first played on the 10th and 17th seconds of the video. Does the (quick !) push/pull happens while playing the bass on left hand, or do you play the E with no bass ? I tried a lot of alternatives, but none sounds like yours…
    Thanks !


  4. Max, this is one of those tunes where the left hand runs pretty independently. For the first section, I'm just chugging on 1-2-3, whatever direction the bellows are going for the melody. The trick — although it's not a trick — is to play the basses and chords very quickly, don't linger. Almost as if, instead of quarter-quarter-quarter, it's eighth-rest-eighth-rest-eighth-rest. I don't do anything on that section of music differently from the rest of the tune. By the time you get from the D to the E, the bass is not sounding.


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