Back when I was a ninth grader – which was a few years before the invention of the wheel – I wrote a paper on Russian composer Pitor Illyich Tchaikovsky for my English class. I don’t remember much about it, … Continue reading The ‘Cordeen and Me: Episode 11 — The New ‘Cordeen
According to Malcolm Gladwell, it takes ten thousand hours to achieve world-class proficiency in any field. Now let’s see. I started practicing my ‘cordeen seriously in April 2015, shortly after I turned 65. Let’s charitably say I practice an hour … Continue reading The ‘Cordeen and Me: Episode 6 – Practice, Practice, but Practice Practice
You could hurt yourself with this thing. Seriously, your ‘cordeen should come with a federally mandated warning label: WARNING: Accordion playing can lead to serious side effects, among which are low back, neck, and thoracic conditions; headache; shoulder pain; tendonitis; … Continue reading The ‘Cordeen and Me: Episode 3 — Death by Accordion.
There it was, in my house. A Genuine Hohner Verdi IA. Or a 1A. I never quite got sure about that. I guess it didn’t matter whether or not the “I” was a Roman numeral. I opened the beat-up case … Continue reading The ‘Cordeen and Me: Episode 2 — Teaching Little Fingers to Play