Wednesday, 21 January 2009

Mystery solved

Yesterday I posted some photos asking if you could work out what the tabs with symbols were. And here is the answer!Still don't know? Well, this is my husband's accordion. I think the decoration is rather wonderfully over the top compared to ones he has had in the past. The symbols are on tabs and stand for the different tones. The low tone is oboe, the mid tone is clarinet, and the high tone is piccolo. Somehow you use the tabs to mix the tones.

Here is a close up of some of the fancy work. It was when I was photographing the decoration, I realised how special the symbols were. It's all rather inspirational isn't it?

1 comment:

Kathleen C. said...

An accordion! I never would have guessed that!
And it's lovely too...I see some nice design inspiration in that scroll work.