Wednesday, December 5, 2007
Monday, December 3, 2007
V-accordion Naming History
(From "Accordions Worldwide")
In 1967 Ikutaro Kakehashi, the founder of the Roland
Corporation, a leading manufacturer of electronic musical
instruments, travelled to Italy and had the chance to meet some
accordion craftsmen in the Castelfidardo area. He was so
fascinated by this instrument that he bought two accordions to
bring home and started to cherish the dream of creating an
This dream was later on supported also by Francesco Rauchi and
Luigi Bruti in Roland Europe S.p.A., a member of the Roland
Corporation group located in Europe, namely in Acquaviva
Picena, in the Marche region.
Thanks to the advanced state-of-the-art achieved by the digital
technology, Roland could finally add another milestone in the
history of digital musical instruments: the V-Accordion, namely
the “Virtual Accordion” equipped with a powerful digital
Francesco Rauchi passed away prematurely and could not see
that dream become true. But to honour his memory the models
of the V-Accordion line-up are identified with the “FR”
Tuesday, November 27, 2007
Visiting greatest Tabrizian/Iranian accordion player/repairer Maestro Javad Alivandi
in his house in Tabriz :
He was born on 1942.His father and grandfather were musicians so he had the opportunity to study music with them.He used to be a member of many orchestras in Tabriz and Tehran.He has some great works in Azari music as well as some new arrangements in folk music.
He also has made a new mechanism to invert standard sound of a key to 1/4 tone(Mechanically) in accordions.
In one word he is a real monster of accordion.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Sunday, October 21, 2007
Monday, October 15, 2007
This Garmon has been made by Nardin Gallery in about one year and is a real piece of art .
The name has been taken from the oyster work in front of it that belongs to a famous building in
Tabriz called as Magbarata-l-Shoara that means Poet`s Cemetery.This instrument has 1/4 tone keys for both right and left hand.All metal works are gold plated.
Sunday, October 7, 2007
Thursday, August 23, 2007
Thursday, August 2, 2007
Me in Allodi Accordions with Mr.Emillio Allodi(July 2007).
Me with Mr. Emillio Allodi and Hohner Morino in Allodi Accordions(July 2007).
Me in London Eye and a beautiful view of Big Ben(July 2007).
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Sunday, June 17, 2007
Thursday, June 7, 2007
specially made for him
Working on left hand grill of Yoshiya Garmon on picnic
Monday, May 28, 2007
Valuable Mirek chart "History of Free Reed Instruments from 1800 till 2000"
Garmon built for my dear acc.friend Mr Yoshiya Watanabe from Japan