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"Technology and the Accordion" Survey
(accordion means all bellows instruments)

This survey seeks your opinion about technology related to accordion. Only answer the questions that you wish to answer. Answer Y (Yes) or N (No). Your name is not required but you can provide that information if you wish. Thank you for your help.

Accordion manufacture:
Technology today allows microphones, midi contacts, reedless accordion, amplifier.
  Have you considered buying any of these in the last 3 years?
  Microphones: Y/N
  Midi contacts to fit in your accordion: Y/N
  New accordion with midi fitted: Y/N
  Reedless accordion: Y/N
  Amplifier: Y/N
  Are you planning to buy any of these in the next 3 years?
  Microphones: Y/N
  Midi contacts to fit in your accordion: Y/N
  New accordion with midi fitted:Y/N
  Reedless accordion: Y/N
  Amplifier: Y/N
 
Printed Accordion Music:
  Has the internet increased availability of accordion music? Y/N
  Have you learnt about new publishers because of the internet? Y/N
  Have you purchased printed music using the internet? Y/N
  If yes, will you purchase again? Y/N
  Have you purchased printed music in digital format, sent to you by email?
Y/N
  If yes, will you purchase again? Y/N
  Do you intend to purchase printed music using the internet in the next 3 years?
Y/N
Recordings of Accordion Music:
  Have you purchased any types of accordion recording (CD, DVD, Video, MP3) using the internet? Y/N
  If yes, will you purchase again? Y/N
  Have you purchased any individual music tracks using the internet?
Y/N
  If yes, will you purchase again? Y/N
  Do you intend to purchase any recordings of accordion music using the internet in the next 3 years? Y/N
Personal Video Recorder (handi cam):
  Has this been a teaching aid for you or your children? Y/N
  How much do you think the personal video recorder has helped spreading accordion knowledge and skills?
  A lot:Y/N Medium: Y/N Not much: Y/N
  Do you intend to use a video recorder for accordion educational purposes in the next 3 years? Y/N
  Teachers only:
  Do you use a personal video recorder as a teaching aid? Y/N
  Do you intend to use a personal video recorder as a teaching aid in the next 3 years? Y/N  
Communications/Locating Accordionists:
Have you used the internet to try and locate an accordionist? Was that to:
  Find a Teacher? Y/N
  Find a Performer? Y/N
  Locate an accordion friend? Y/N
  Meet an accordionist when travelling? Y/N
  Find information for:
  An accordion concert? Y/N
  An accordion festival? Y/N
  An accordion competition? Y/N
  Will you use the internet in the next 3 years to locate accordionists or obtain accordion event information? Y/N
 
Accordion Competitions and Festivals:
  Rules and Information: Which would you rather do (mark Y for your favourite choice below, N for the other choices)
  Look on internet? Y/N
  Send a letter asking for information? Y/N
  Telephone to have information sent? Y/N
  Entries: Which would you rather do (mark Y for your favourite choice below, N for the other choices)
  Send your entry via the internet/online submit form? Y/N
  Send entry by letter? Y/N
  Send entry by fax? Y/N
  Payment of Entry: Which would you rather do (mark Y for your favourite choice below, N for the other choices)
  Pay your entry via the internet using credit card? Y/N
  Pay your entry by mail with check or postal order? Y/N
  Most accordion competitions ban microphones, midi equipped accordions and reedless accordions.
  Do you agree with this ban for serious solo classes? Y/N
  Do you agree with this ban for entertainment classes? Y/N
  Would you enjoy a class for instruments using these technologies?
Y/N
  Comment box (up to 40 words)
 
  Recordings of Competitions and Festivals:
  Would you buy a video of a major accordion competition? Y/N
  Would you buy a CD of a major accordion competition? Y/N
  Would you buy a video of a major accordion festival? Y/N
  Would you buy a CD of a major accordion festival? Y/N
 
General:
  Is technology overall a good thing for the accordion? Y/N
  What do you like the most about technology relating to the accordion?
Comments box. Up to 60 words.

  What do you dislike the most about technology relating to the accordion?
Comments box. Up to 60 words.

   
Contributor's name: Optional
Contributor's e-mail: Optional
 
Many thanks for your help with this survey. The results will be published in 2-3 weeks time. Please click the "Send Survey" button to send your survey.

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