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David Batty

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Hi David, If your wif
« on: December 02, 2004, 03:10:18 AM »
Hi David,

If your wife is semi-pro on cello and piano then I would think that a straight tuned accordion would suit her better than a musette accordion.

To my ear a musette accordion is out of tune, to someone who is used to hearing their instrument in tune it could be too much for them to play a musette accordion.  If you don't know the difference, a straight (or double octave) tuned accordion plays straight notes while a musette accordion has some reeds tuned slightly flat of the main note and others tuned slightly sharp, all of these play at the same time to give a wavering out of tune type french/scottish type sound.  

I know that there are lots of musette accordion players out there, and that us straight tuned players are in the minority, but when you get to classical/playing with an orchestra or for someone used to playing other instruments, for my money the accordion is best if it's straight tuned.
David Batty
Leyland Accordion Club
www.accordionclub.co.uk