Hitech synthetic bandoneon stripes

Synthetic bandoneon stripes in nylon.

Do you know that feeling of playing for hours in summer and your bandoneon leather straps... // Continue reading //

Travelling with bandoneon: shipping in airplane's hold

Travelling with bandoneon: shipping in airplane's hold.

I recently travelled with two bandoneons on an intercontinental plane trip. One of the two instruments was... // Continue reading //

Ensamble 96, a new bandoneon music project

Ensamble 96, a new bandoneon music project.

Ensamble 96 is a Chilean Quintet formed during 2020. The Ensamble is a creation of bandoneonist Alfonso Covarrubias... // Continue reading //

History of the bandoneon in Germany during the Nazi era

History of the bandoneon in Germany during the Nazi era

If you play the bandoneon, your instrument was built in Germany during the Nazi era. I know that this information generally doesn't... // Continue reading //

Fred Dömpke, jazz bandoneón pioneer

Fred Dompke, jazz bandoneon pioneer

The bandoneón is conquering a significant role in jazz. Many bandoneón players are exploring this genre and are enriching it with... // Continue reading //

Bandoneón with registers

Bandoneón with registers.

The idea of a bandoneón with registers is not new and has been already tested in Germany, especially with the 144 Einheits model. If... // Continue reading //

The bandoneón 148

The Bandoneón 148, evolution of the bandoneón 144.

As the readers of this blog know, I play the bandoneón 144 tones and actually I play the same scores playable with the 142 system and even scores... // Continue reading //

Walther Porschmann, the forgotten virtuoso

Walther Porschmann, the forgotten bandoneón virtuoso.

Many people don't know that there was a time when the bandoneón was very popular in Europe, especially in Germany. We speak of a period from... // Continue reading //

Interview to Igor Sayenko

It is a great pleasure for me to introduce Igor Sayenko, a Ukrainian musician who plays the bayan and the accordion professionally. Igor started... // Continue reading //

Bringing order to the caos #2

Tritone in the bandoneón.

Let's continue with the second article of the topic "Bringing order to the chaos". Today we talk about the tritone and its location in... // Continue reading //

Bringing order to the chaos #1

The keyboards of the bandoneón are a real chaos. However, some logic can still be found. In this article, let's start trying to put some order out of the chaos. Today we try to simplify the keyboard... // Continue reading //

Linux and bandoneon

I am a Linux user and I play the bandoneón. Okay, I'm twice weird. I use an operating system not very widespread and I play an uncommon and unnecessarily complicated musical instrument... // Continue reading //

Functional Training for bandoneón players

Ana Castro is a bandoneón student at the Conservatory who practices Functional Training. The workout program with improvement of the study and musical performance as goal interests me a lot, so... // Continue reading //

Interview to Baltazar Estol

A few years ago I saw a video by M. Rodolfo Daluisio playing a bandoneón built by Baltazar Estol. Until that moment I thought that brand new bandoneóns were prerogative of Europe... // Continue reading //

Interview to Francesco Bruno

While still living in Italy I started looking for a bandoneón teacher to study with. As italian bandoneón students knows very well, teachers in Italy are still few and not always... // Continue reading //

Brothers in bellows

I've always been in love with the organ.
Personally, however, I consider the bandoneon to be an "entrance door" to the vast world of organ music. Even if it is a discreet door, it should be crossed with the awareness of... // Continue reading //

Studying bandoneón at Buenos Aires Conservatory

This article is about my experience as a bandoneón student in the Argentine capital, and particularly at the Conservatory. When I left Italy in 2017 to deepen the study of this instrument at the... // Continue reading //

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