Making (accordion) chords out of nothing at all?
December 12, 2012 12:58 PM Subscribe
I have a 24-button bass piano accordion, and I'm having trouble figuring out how to get all the chords I need out of it (maj7, dim, etc).
posted by mckenney to Media & Arts (4 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
I got a Christmas present and it is awesome - a 24-button bass piano accordion. I have lots of piano experience, so that's no problem. Bass chords are, though. While I'm trying to adjust to figuring out where all those little finicky tiny buttons are in the back, it turns out that I'm missing a B chord line.
So obviously also, accordion-gurus, I am missing my Maj7 and dim chord rows. This upsets me. I have tried to think of a couple solutions, one of which is chord combining (say, Em + C fundamental for a Cmaj7) but I am afraid that leaves me in the lurch with a Gmaj7 chord at the very least.
Is there a way to have a mostly full happy chord life on a 24 button accordion? I am open to throwing in notes on the piano side as well but I mean, I only have one hand for that side.
Also I am dumb about theory, I am not some like amazing chord counter or anything. I know the general gist of it, but I feel like the difference between a Gmaj7 and a G chord is large enough that I'll notice the difference. Please hope me!
Also, if anyone has any tips for how to not completely lose your place in a sea of tiny partially invisible buttons, I'd love to hear them.