Mudcat Café message #1151932 The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68320   Message #1151932
Posted By: Peter T.
01-Apr-04 - 09:51 AM
Thread Name: Job for Accordionist
Subject: RE: Job for Accordionist
Well, I have a specific question. Does anyone here use the accordion to accompany singing? The only record I have of anyone doing that is Davie Stewart who is idiosyncratic to say the least. Suppose you are singing ballads or folk songs -- anyone have any experience with this, for instance, do you play the bass line, or just deep chords to accompany, or do you play the tune as you sing, or ornament, or what? (I am a novice, but am learning so that I can accompany myself). I have a piano accordion, and my tendency is to try and play it as if it were cocktail piano accompaniment, but somewhere in my psyche I think this is wrong. Any advice appreciated.

yours,

Peter T.