Re: [Harp-L] Zydeco sound

Depends on the player's accordion and the choices they make. While Zydeco is distinct from traditional Cajun, the traditional diatonic accordion used in Acadian music has four reeds - clarinet (main) reed, tremolo reed (slightly detune sharp), piccolo reed tuned an octave higher, and bassoon reed tuned an octave lower. The player can choose any combination of reeds s/he likes. 

That said, a casual survey of Youtube seems to indicate a widespread use of clarinet/piccolo (main and high octave) combinations.

Given enough effects patches, you could dial in different combinations per the song.
Winslow Yerxa
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From: Robert Hale <robert@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: Richard Hunter <turtlehill@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> 
Cc: "harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx" <harp-l@xxxxxxxxxx> 
Sent: Friday, June 5, 2015 12:46 PM
Subject: Re: [Harp-L] Zydeco sound

Thanks Richard. I will try that.

Is the Zydeco accordion unison reeds detuned? or octaves?

Robert Hale
Serious Honkage in Arizona

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