Thursday, March 1, 2012

Celebrating 10,000 visits to Melodeon Minutes

      As of today, Melodeon Minutes has been visited over 10,000 times. In celebration of my fine readers, I offer a simple recording of the 2nd part of Quadrille Bouchard, which I learned by listening to recordings of departed master Bruneau.

     It has been interesting to see which posts on Melodeon Minutes were the most popular.  The most visited posts are the video of Denis Pepin and the post about using Cajun accordions for non-Cajun music.  Many visitors find their way to Melodeon Minutes via other blogs or, yet many come here after Google searches.  Not surprisingly, many people who are searching for information on Denis Pepin come to Melodeon Minutes -- there is otherwise very little information about this fantastic player on the internet.  Posts about Castagnaris or specific models are also very popular.

     In the meantime, there is a lot more information on the internet for anyone who wishes to learn about diatonic accordions (melodeons).  Makers like Bertrand Gaillard and Doug Briggs have finally graced the web with information about their unique accordions.  Bloggers like Accordeonaire and Gumshoe Arcana share their personal experiences of melodeon joy.  Enthusiasts from around the world, like Toko, serenade us with their performances.  There are so many contributors to the explosion of melodeon presence on the world wide wide, I tip my hat to those whom I have not mentioned.

     To my readers, here's to you.

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