Sunday, July 20, 2014
So I got my accordion yesterday - wow! When I left if to this old man for repairing, he said that it would be a couple of weeks thatīs why I went to the library and borrowed all the books about accordions to learn more while waiting...
And when I found that the first swedish accordion was built in my village, I had to phone this guy to ask if he knew as he had read the same book as me, he did. But he also told me that my accordion was fixed and I could come and get it. We had a performance with the theatre yesterday and I just could not wait to be finished because I wanted to get home and start practising.
It was much harder than I had anticipated - I must laugh at myself because I am such an optimist! I had somehow imagined that it would be rather painfree - I would master it slow but steady.
And that is probably what will happen but I had not thought about the frustration when my fingers simply wont obey. My left hand behaves really clumsily and it will surely be a while before I can combine left and right hand in a good way. But I am lucky to be able to read notes because I found a very simple waltz in a piano beginners book - and after that I managed to pick out the waltz that every accordion player in Sweden plays - I understand why because it is really simple. My problem now is that I donīt know the name of the bass buttons, and my ear is not good enough to find the right ones all the time. I guess internet will be my saviour as always, I have already used a "Fast track accordion lesson" from Youtube - I think the gentleman who has made it is either australian or english I donīt think he is american.