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Golden Cup

Operating Instructions for the Golden Cup Midget Accordion
(not all spelling errors are mine)

The advantage of the Golden Cup Midget 8 Bass is new style that is easy to play for children, which key and bass are select specific read, accurate accent, fine timbre, sonosous volume. It's bass with pull and push produce different scale arrangement. To learn the use of fingers methed able to lay good fundation from now on, also for play larger one.

How to hold the accordion

Put the leather strap on shoulder when playing. The right-hand are employed in manipulating the keys, pushing and pulling are effected by the left wrist during performance and the palm is engaged in supporting the bottom of the instrurent. In the course of pushing and pulling, the bellows should assume the shape of a fan and move inward and outward quite naturally following the force of motion. The bellows roughly when no keys are pressed, since the bellows might be damaged and leakage would result.

The method for the five fingers are the music - book 1. thumb finger (firs finger) [up to] 5. small finger (fitfth finger)

The method for right hand finger accompaniment Press the key with the first and second finger of the right hand and the two notes 1 and 2 (dol and re) will be produced by successive pushing and pulling bellows in the same manner press all the keys exrecise repeat. First slowly and then with increased speed, until the whole scale is completely mastered.

Exercise for right hand

transcription:
  ^ = dot on number = higher octave
  v = dot under  number = lower octave, ground bass
 () = circle around number = major chord
  _ = underlined is half length
  . = dot after number = dotted

1=C 2/4
1 2 | 3 4 | 5 4 | 3 2 | 1 - ||
1 2 | 3 4 | 5 6 | 7 1^ | 7 6 | 5 4 | 3 2 | 1 - ||
1 2 | 3 4 | 5 6 | 7 1^ | 2^ 3^ | 2^ 1^ | 7 6 5 4 | 3 2 | 1 - ||

The method for left hand finger accompaniment

One is to use middle and index finger. Another one is use ring and middle finger. Any kind of finger methed must quick in action than accompaniment is succes. While playing a tune accompaniment is achieved by pressing with the left hand the bass and harmonic buttons. The bass side is equipped with eight round buttons. Evey two buttons are one set. Notice that the sound, produced by pressing the bass buttons, should be a short one, which means the button should be released immediately after being pressed. The sounds "boong" and "sah" are made by alternatively manipulating the middle and index finger. The accompaniment can be added in accordance with the beat of the music, for instance in playing a 2/4 beat, the bass and harmonic buttons can be pressed alternatively while a 3/4 beat can be accompanied, with one "Boong" and two consecutive "sah" sounds made by pressing the bass button ondce and the harmonic button twice.

Excercise for the left hand

1=C 4/4
5v (5) (5) (5) | 1v (1) (1) (1) | 4v (4) (4) (4) | 5v (5) (5) (5) |
1v (1) (1) (1) | 4v (4) (4) (4) | 1v (1) (1) (1) | 1v  -   -   -  ||
                                                      (1) (1) (1) ||
Accompaniment excercise
To love of my small animal
1=C 4/4
5_6_ 5_4_ 3   1  | 2_1_ 2_3_  5   -  | 3_3_ 3  5_5_ 5  | 3_3_ 2_2_ 1  - ||
1v   (1) (1) (1) | 5v   (5)  (5) (5) |  1v (1) (1) (1) |  5v  (5)  1v - ||
                                                                  (1) - ||
Home sweet home
1=C 4/4
1_2_ |: 3 . 4_  4.  5_ | 5  -    3   5  |  4. 3_   4   2  | 3   -   -
        1v (1) (1) (1) | 5v (5) (5) (5) |  5v (5) (5) (5) | 1v (1) (1)
1_2_ |  3 . 4_  4.  6_ | 5  -    3   5  |  4. 3_   4   2  | 1   -   -
  0     1v (1) (1) (1) | 5v (5)  1v (1) |  5v (5) (5) (5) | 1v (1) (1)
   5 |  1^. 7_  6.  5_ | 5  -    3   5  |  4. 3_   4   2  | 3   -   -
   0 |  1v (1) (1) (1) | 5v (5)  1v (1) |  5v (5) (5) (5) | 1v (1) (1)
   5 |  1^. 7_  6.  5_ | 5  -    3   5  |  4. 3_   4   2  | 1^  -   -   1_2_ :|
   0 |  1v (1) (1) (1) | 5v (5)  1v (1) |  5v (5) (5) (5) | 1v (1) (1)  0     |

For better protection of the instrument

(1) Fasten the two sides of bellows together with the leather buckle when taking out the instrument. after use, the instrument should be laid down lightly.
(2) Keep the instrument in a dry place. Care must be excercised not to subject it to moisture or excessive heat, such as sunlight etc.
(3) It is not advisable to play the instrument where the air is humid or dusty, since the instrument body will be liable to damage and the scale might be affected.