Third-Grader's Choice of Instrument Unusual
Posted: November 13, 2012 at 3:04 a.m.
AnnieBeth Mabry never had much interest in playing an instrument — that is until a man showed up at her school with an accordion.
-The Chinese sheng, a free reed instrument introduced to Europe in 1777, is generally credited with being the first thing that led to the development of the accordion.
-Weights and sizes differ based on the preferences, needs and sizes of the player and the type of music they want to play.
-Italy was the first large-scale production center of accordions. Today most are manufactured in Europe and China. China has the most accordionists.
-Any style of music can be played on the accordion, if the player is good enough.
Talent Show Video
AnnieBeth Mabry’s accordion talent can be viewed online. Search for “Annie’s Talent Show 5-31-11” at youtube.com.
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