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by JerryPH
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Progress of self-learning CBA after a month
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Progress of self-learning CBA after a month

Only a month? Impressive indeed. :)
by JerryPH
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Your thoughts?
Replies: 6
Views: 278

Re: Your thoughts?

I still tend to fall back on saying knowing ones self is the best place to start from. :) From there the choices become easy. If you are someone with a short attention span, forcing yourself to work on the same piece note by note for 4 hours is going to be torture. If one is the type where the goal ...
by JerryPH
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:36 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning too much at the same time
Replies: 9
Views: 283

Re: Learning too much at the same time

The only person that I am an expert with is with myself. When it comes to learning languages (I currently can speak and write in 3 languages at a native level, English, French and Czech, can converse in several other languages enough to keep myself in or out of trouble... lol). Music is indeed a lan...
by JerryPH
Sat Nov 10, 2018 7:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Never too old to learn?
Replies: 45
Views: 1164

Re: Never too old to learn?

Is there an age at which one gets too old to learn? No, as long as one is in a reasonably healthy mental and physical state, one can learn, however, one has to accept that the speed and retention levels of someone that is 60+ is not equal to someone that is 12. The younger one is, the faster things ...
by JerryPH
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Sticky Bass Strap
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Sticky Bass Strap

lol... I use very long ones as I need the forearm to slip in to the bass strap area when playing Free Bass. Because the 3 extra rows are above the Stradella bass, if I had a short glove, it would run on uncovered parts of my arm. Of course standard bass only people could literally cut the size/lengt...
by JerryPH
Sat Nov 10, 2018 11:52 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Drum Machines
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Drum Machines

I found that I far preferred just playing my FR-8X and quickly tired of using the arranger. It's true that there are many songs that I prefer to play without the arranger, indeed there are no songs that I need to use an arranger, but for me there are some songs that when used with it just add anoth...
by JerryPH
Fri Nov 09, 2018 11:09 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Drum Machines
Replies: 3
Views: 192

Re: Drum Machines

I have been using rhythm units of some kind or another for many years. I started off using the Iorio AccOrgan and a very primitive drum machine. Moved to an Elkavox 83 and a Solton Programmer 24 rhythm machine and then moved up to a Ketron X4. I then moved up to a Roland FR-8X and a Roland BK-7m. ht...
by JerryPH
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Parrot bought Bugari?
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Parrot bought Bugari?

1 - By the way, are you following developments on Facebook? 2 - There's the Bugari EVO page and the GR8 IDEAS page that may be of interest to you. IDEAS (International Digital and Electronic Accordion Society) just finished up their first symposium in Warren, Ohio. I didn't go, but I might go if th...
by JerryPH
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:26 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Parrot bought Bugari?
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Parrot bought Bugari?

Time they got this all sorted out. A guy went into our local pet shop/store to buy a parrot and came out with an accordion in a cage, as neither he nor the pet shop owner could tell the difference. Then when he got home the accordion fell to bits. They had replaced all the screws with "Evo-Stik" gl...
by JerryPH
Mon Nov 05, 2018 11:24 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Parrot bought Bugari?
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Parrot bought Bugari?

Has this been mentioned: EVO uses Roland technology (apparently with bits missing) so if EVO have teamed up with Parrot, how does that affect Roland instruments - if at all? For the moment, little if nothing. Roand is not stupid, they are not going to give away their proprietary electronics away fo...
by JerryPH
Sun Nov 04, 2018 11:44 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Parrot bought Bugari?
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Parrot bought Bugari?

I don't know how the rest of Bugari is run, but I will say past history clearly shows that the EVO division seems to work almost entirely independent of the rest of the company. They make decisions and go directions that the rest of the company (ieL all acoustic instruments), seems to have little to...
by JerryPH
Sun Nov 04, 2018 12:27 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Sticky Bass Strap
Replies: 12
Views: 553

Re: Sticky Bass Strap

If you happen to have an old martial arts rash guard t-shirt, you can make your own. I had my mom make mine, and I love it. It's super thin, VERY slippery and since this material is made to soak up and evaporate perspiration, my hand remains not only totally dry but 100% cool as well. It takes about...
by JerryPH
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Parrot bought Bugari?
Replies: 20
Views: 649

Re: Parrot bought Bugari?

No, I kind of doubt that Parrot bought Bugari. However, what I do think is that the people associated not with Bugari, but the Bugari EVO division, are looking to enter in to the Chinese market in a big way... what better way than through an established path and customer base via Parrot? The same th...
by JerryPH
Sat Nov 03, 2018 11:08 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: "Accordion Stories from the Heart" book by Paul Ramunni
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: "Accordion Stories from the Heart" book by Paul Ramunni

Done... it was a pleasure talking to you. Did you know that we killed almost an hour, yet the time passed so fast and it felt like calling an old friend! :)
by JerryPH
Sat Nov 03, 2018 1:27 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: "Accordion Stories from the Heart" book by Paul Ramunni
Replies: 10
Views: 508

Re: "Accordion Stories from the Heart" book by Paul Ramunni

Although I know there are similar stories from other kinds of instruments, none of them seem to touch as deeply as those stories that I read in the book or heard in real life about accordions and accordion people. Maybe it's me, because I am an accordionist, but I hear many stories that are more poi...
by JerryPH
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:04 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: some music from me
Replies: 56
Views: 2436

Re: some music from me

It sounds really nice, a huge improvement over your first one. You have come a long way in a short time... but just a comment about sounds and videos. One of the most important things to watch for is that especially when recording the fingers so close, that the music matches the finger movement. In ...
by JerryPH
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland Aftermarket Products
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Roland Aftermarket Products

Another kind of aftermarket product for the V is an iPad. I love the concept of reading a pdf file of music, change song and the accordion registers changing automatically.

Very cool!!
by JerryPH
Thu Nov 01, 2018 10:03 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland Aftermarket Products
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Roland Aftermarket Products

TN438 Tenergy charger has a refresh which may take up to 24 hours. Not sure why this is needed periodically, but it fixes the problem if the battery fails to charge? What refresh does is discharges it completely, then charges. One uses this on older batteries to try to condition them to hold a char...
by JerryPH
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:08 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: VST accordion or other standalone alternative
Replies: 7
Views: 549

Re: VST accordion or other standalone alternative

jozz wrote:
Mon Oct 29, 2018 8:45 am
demo of Neo soundstation accordions: https://youtu.be/q1dp2oehwNA?t=1833

good find certainly usable...but I only have Kontakt player. will it work then?
I'm no expert, but I believe it won't work. I think the full version of Kontact is needed.
by JerryPH
Thu Nov 01, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland Aftermarket Products
Replies: 12
Views: 535

Re: Roland Aftermarket Products

Eneloop are really good, and with a 2100mAh rating (consider this like the size of your gas tank, or how long you can play on a single charge), last a good time. The best thing that a battery of this kind does is not deplete as fast as a LION battery, so if you charge them up, put them in the accord...