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Portrait of Amadeo

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David Champion talks with Amadeo Flores from Alice, Texas in south Texas, who is an acordeonista, [an accordion player], bajo sexto guitar player, a recording artist, and among that, an accordion tuner. Like all musical instruments, accordions need some maintenance such as routine tunings. Throughout the interview, David and Amedeo Flores discuss the technology behind tuning and playing the accordion.
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The Rio Grande

Tuning the Conjunto Accordion

We are discussing accordion tuning.

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Some accordion tuners started by using a bellow.

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What are your methods of tuning an accordion?

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Reeds are held onto the board with beeswax.

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