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    National Accordion Awareness Month!

    June is National Accordion Awareness month. Don’t forget to celebrate it accordion-ly.

    There are an estimated 75,000 accordionists in the United States alone! More accordion facts can be found here:


    The word accordion comes from the German word “akkord,” which means “agreement and harmony.” Accordions can bring world peace and harmony.


    Have a happy Accordion month!







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    http://www.box.net/shared/kq4p12az1i

    Played with your JABB Accordion!
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: National Accordion Awareness Month!

    Gunther, I enjoyed your piece very much. When I listened to it, I could almost taste the beer! Sorry, I can't let this chance go by without including a few jokes. Thanks for sharing your accordion piece! John

    What is the difference between an Uzi and an accordion?
    The Uzi stops after 20 rounds.

    What do you call an accordion player with a pager?
    An optimist.

    What does a long court hearing and a bad accordionist have in common?
    There is always a huge sigh of relief when the case is closed.




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    Re: National Accordion Awareness Month!

    Quote Originally Posted by germancomponist View Post
    http://www.box.net/shared/kq4p12az1i

    Played with your JABB Accordion!
    Very nice work Gunther.
    Great performance! Nice 'n' bouncy!

    Steve

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    Thanks guys,

    I did this piece some time ago and have had a lot of fun with it

    Gunther
    "Music is the shorthand of emotion." Leo Tolstoy

    Listen to me, tuning my triangle http://www.box.net/shared/ae822u6r3i

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    Re: National Accordion Awareness Month!

    Oh my ----, all we need now is banjo awareness month. I think I'm goimg to weep. nice playing tho

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    Re: National Accordion Awareness Month!

    Quote Originally Posted by buckshead View Post
    Oh my ----, all we need now is banjo awareness month. I think I'm goimg to weep. nice playing tho
    buckshead,

    Luckily for us there is only "Banjo Awareness Week". How could we ever last a month?

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    Re: National Accordion Awareness Month!

    Quote Originally Posted by Garritan View Post
    June is National Accordion Awareness month. Don’t forget to celebrate it accordion-ly.

    There are an estimated 75,000 accordionists in the United States alone! More accordion facts can be found here:


    The word accordion comes from the German word “akkord,” which means “agreement and harmony.” Accordions can bring world peace and harmony.


    Have a happy Accordion month!






    I know these guys and they make a nice living with accordions!
    Keith
    http://theeuropaband.com/

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    As it is copyrighted I can't put a picture, but my favorite Far Side cartoon is a drawing of a long line waiting to enter Hell with Satan greeting them one at a time saying, "Welcome to Hell, here's your accordion."

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    Re: National Accordion Awareness Month!

    According to the National Accordion Awareness Month site:


    Some facts:

    • The piano accordion is the official musical instrument of the city of San Francisco and has been since 1990.
    • Actress Lucy Liu plays the accordion
    • Guitarist Nils Lofgren started on the accordion.
    • Billy Joel and Barry Manilow also play the accordion.
    • The accordion is a member of the reed family, not the keyboard family.
    • China is the largest manufacturer and exporter of accordions in the world.

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