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Monday, December 3, 2007

V-Accordion Naming History


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
electronic accordion.
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
modelling technology.
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
acronym.

Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Great Accordion Player Maestro Javad Alivandi




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, October 15, 2007

Magbarata-l-Shoara Garmon




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.

Thursday, August 23, 2007

New Collection Member






Weltmeister Gigantilli-v a professional (1960s 120 basses 4 set of right hand reeds) Model

Thursday, August 2, 2007

Me in Accordions of London shop with Mr.John Leslie and Mrs Bridget Malloy(July 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

My first accordion making project



My first product entirely like acc.Its reeds will be like Garmon(uniqe,on brass plate-5 sets for white clav.and 3 sets for black ones).

Sunday, June 17, 2007

Some photos from my albums

Avay-e-Shahriyar Orchestra (About 15 years ago)
Avay-e-Shahriyar Orchestra (About 15 years ago)
Castelfidardo Museum Italy 2006
Catelfidardo Museum Italy 2006
Family Gigs

Thursday, June 7, 2007

My first B-griff Italian Chromatic Acc.(Free Bass)

My new B - griff Scandalli gifted by dearest friend Mr. Yoshiya Watanabe and Yoshiya Garmon
specially made for him

Working on left hand grill of Yoshiya Garmon on picnic

Monday, May 28, 2007

Photos of Blue Mosque Handicrafts Exhibition in Tabriz 20-26th of May 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

Tuesday, May 8, 2007

Netted Garmocord (Garmon+Accordion)






I have designed and built this instrument just to be different from other free reed instruments.It is an unique instruments all over the world.