Tuesday, 15 December 2020

Bringing order to chaos #1

Dominant - tonic in bandoneon left keyboard

The keyboards of the bandoneón are a real chaos. However, some logic can still be found.

In this article, we'll put some order out of the chaos. Today we try to simplify the keyboard according to the dominant-tonic cadence.

Tuesday, 20 October 2020

Friday, 2 October 2020

A video from a "student" of mine

Igor Sayenko, from Ukraine, started to study bandoneon with me 3 months ago. He contacted me through this blog because, as many others, he approached the bandoneon starting with 144 bandoneon.

Thursday, 23 July 2020

Wednesday, 7 August 2019

A "new" layout for 144 bandoneon (?)

As the readers of this blog know, I play bandoneon 144 and actually I play the same scores playable by the 142 system, and furthermore I'm studying at Buenos Aires, the "temple" of the 142 bandoneon. All this demonstrates that 144 system IS playable at least as well as 142, and is just habit that make people prefer the 142.

Tuesday, 16 July 2019

142 and 144 keyboards comparison

Some people asked me for a comparison between keyboards in 142 and144 system. So, here you have:

Right side, opening

Right side, closing

Left side, opening

Left side, closing