The ins and outs of the accordion

Thierry BENETOUX

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Reparación y organología del acordeón
243 páginas en inglés.
Autoedición 2002

The Ins and Outs of the Accordion
by famous French accordion repairer and tuner Thierry Benetoux

Features:
- How To Understand and Repair Your Accordion
- How to Tune Your Accordion
- Hundreds of Illustrations and color photos
- 264 pages, the results of decades of repair and tuning experience

'The Ins and Outs of the Accordion' is an original and comprehensive reference guide which explains the workings of each of the elements inside the accordion and offers a breakdown of the possible problems, how to diagnose them and their solutions.

Myths and mistakes arise from a lack of information… 'The Ins and Outs of the Accordion' is aimed at being a complement to consulting a recognised repairer or accordion maker. It cannot replace the latter's skill and experience but is an excellent way of understanding why certain problems arise and how to avoid them.

The book follows the path of the air as it flows through the accordion and details the elements of the accordion that it encounters, describes how each part interacts and offers an initial tool for diagnosing problems which in some cases can be remedied by using the methods described.

The book is therefore pertinent at all levels of expertise: from musicians who want to understand how their instrument works through to teachers and apprentice repairers who can use the book as a unique tool of reference.

The author is both an accomplished accordionist and repairer/tuner and through this work aims to share his love of the instrument and his twenty years' experience in tuning and repair.

The bellows move in and out making music… The Ins and Outs of the Accordion follows the path of the air as it passes through the instrument, making it breathe, vibrate and produce a vast range of sounds and melodies.

Enthusiasts and professionals alike can at last examine the intricate interior of their instruments through this detailed guide which covers each element of the instrument, starting with a presentation of the parts involved and how they interact, then examining what problems may occur, how to diagnose them and what action should be taken. While of course not replacing the skill and experience of a recognised repairer or tuner, the book does offer a comprehensive amount of information on how to maintain and understand one's instrument.

The author is an accomplished musician, repairer and tuner and above all a deep lover of the instrument and the life around it. Thierry Benetoux has brought together his twenty years' experience in accordion repair with a view to helping individuals understand and care for their instrument and also to offer teachers and students of the instrument making world, a reference book second to none.

The Ins and Outs of the Accordion is the first book of its kind ever published - a unique tribute and companion to your instrument.

Have you ever wondered what goes on inside your accordion? Even accomplished players sometimes are not that well acquainted with the bits behind the buttons and keys. Understanding one's accordion is an excellent way of maintaining it. Being able to identify and diagnose problems can often mean early remedial action rather than late damage repair.

While not replacing recognised repairers, 'The Ins and Outs of the Accordion' is an original and comprehensive reference guide which explains the workings of each of the elements inside the accordion and offers a breakdown of the possible problems, how to diagnose them and their solutions. The book is suitable for individual instrument owners and can equally be used as a reference manual for teachers and students of instrument repair.

This unique work is the fruit of Thierry Benetoux's twenty years experience as musician, repairer, tuner and all out enthusiast of the accordion.

 
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