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by StargazerTony
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 858

Re: Name your favourite beer

Well, years ago, we had a local radio personality who, around Christmas time, would talk about a beer he called "Old Frothing Slosh", the pale, stale, ale with the foam on the bottom. Always wanted to taste that.
by StargazerTony
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: 96 bass, 72 bass body size
Replies: 10
Views: 247

Re: 96 bass, 72 bass body size

narrower keys are always a problem for adults with bigger hands. i am a young adult as you say, and i feel a little unconfortable with the reduced keyboard instruments. I’ve never seen any 37/96 into a 34 key body with reduced keyboard in my life, but i think the keys wouldn’t be as narrow as the 4...
by StargazerTony
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:26 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Méthode complète d'accordéon by Lucien & Richard Galliano
Replies: 18
Views: 2931

Re: Méthode complète d'accordéon by Lucien & Richard Galliano

I think that method book are a great starting point, however, do think they need to be interlaced with other material. For example, while still in the first Palmer-Hughes book, my accordion teacher had already introduced me to scales including major bass and all treble keys up to and including 3 sha...
by StargazerTony
Mon Jul 02, 2018 5:16 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Méthode complète d'accordéon by Lucien & Richard Galliano
Replies: 18
Views: 2931

Re: Méthode complète d'accordéon by Lucien & Richard Galliano

Alan Sharkis wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 3:43 pm


Uuh, sorry about the repeated words and misspellings. I just washed my hands and I can't do a darn thing with them.

Embarrassed Alan
Know what you mean, Alan. I have the same problem when I wash my brain.
by StargazerTony
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Méthode complète d'accordéon by Lucien & Richard Galliano
Replies: 18
Views: 2931

Re: Méthode complète d'accordéon by Lucien & Richard Galliano

That book looks wonderful, however my accordion is Italian, not French, it might not work.
by StargazerTony
Sun Jul 01, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Try to Remember....
Replies: 26
Views: 450

Re: Try to Remember....

Much good advice here. I can, however, foresee a time where my music collection is going to get unwieldy. A 20 pound accordion, plus 20 pounds of binder(s) plus a music stand, water, and umbrella. This all adds up to a rather strange looking, heavy affair. I have been looking into some last generati...
by StargazerTony
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Strapping your piano accordion onto yourself
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: Strapping your piano accordion onto yourself

I find attaching the straps and backstrap on my 35 lbs, 185 bass Hohner Morino VI N no more difficult than doing so on my ~25lb FR-8X, neither is hard to do while seated, both I do in the "normal" way... and I turn 58 years old in July. A 35 lbs accordion. My god! My 20 lbs one, at one time, seemed...
by StargazerTony
Sat Jun 30, 2018 8:05 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Try to Remember....
Replies: 26
Views: 450

Re: Try to Remember....

Yes Tom, one of the nice things about the accordion, and really music in general, is that there many paths to the same place. None of them more valid than the other. I play mostly for my own enjoyment, however, it some unfortunate soul comes within earshot of my playing, well the phrase "strangling ...
by StargazerTony
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:36 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Try to Remember....
Replies: 26
Views: 450

Re: Try to Remember....

Good idea! Most of my songs are already in pdf because I make (sheet music) arrangements of just about everything I play. Because I generally don't find a single version I like, I combine elements of several that I find in books or online. The arranger you use seems very cool, and sounds good. I do...
by StargazerTony
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: left hand accuracy
Replies: 19
Views: 550

Re: left hand accuracy

I play an unpublished piece by Tony Lovello that has several Abm to Gm jumps. Those were rather nasty. Took me almost a year to do them consistently
by StargazerTony
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 858

Re: Name your favourite beer

Hi Stephen. Actually, I do drink beef...well not really, however it may have been some autocorrect or predicative text algorithm combined with a fat finger error. Then again, it may not have been. Same thing sometimes happens with my accordion, though What it all boils down to, is that I drink no be...
by StargazerTony
Sat Jun 16, 2018 5:13 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 858

Re: Name your favourite beer

Don't drink beef myself. Tried it a couple of times but never got the hang of it. I'll stick to my brandy.
by StargazerTony
Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Grille Cloth
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Grille Cloth

hmmmm. well 5 hands it better than 3 I guess....do you have 5 feet too?
by StargazerTony
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:46 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Grille Cloth
Replies: 9
Views: 390

Re: Grille Cloth

Hi Paul. That's a great technique, but I do have a question. How did you grow that third hand shown in the second (middle) picture? I think that would be most handy.
by StargazerTony
Sun Jun 03, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Rhinestones
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Rhinestones

Yes, they are plastic. I'm not sure if putting crystal gems on accordion buttons is a good idea. They might chip and cut your finger. Plastic won't normally do that, but I guess you can. Crystal would be a bit more expensive though. The point of putting a gem on buttons is to create a bump on a know...
by StargazerTony
Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:26 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Rhinestones
Replies: 6
Views: 300

Re: Rhinestones

Hi Stuart. I bought a package of assorted sizes that are self stick at Walmart, in the crafts section, but I think you can get them in most craft hobby shops in various colors. I've seen them on Amazon too. Girls use them all over phones, clothes, nails, and notebooks so they are readily available. ...
by StargazerTony
Wed May 02, 2018 12:25 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) Wanted
Topic: 72 bass
Replies: 5
Views: 342

Re: 72 bass

Hi Striker, The 72 Bass is a useful size, especially if you play folk music. I can only recommend that you contact a reputable dealer, which is preferable to some other methods when seeking your perfect instrument. Of course, as always, the use to which you put your accordion will dictate, or at le...
by StargazerTony
Wed May 02, 2018 12:14 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: most difficult thing to learn
Replies: 12
Views: 410

Re: most difficult thing to learn

xocd wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 10:06 pm
accordian wrote:
Tue May 01, 2018 9:50 pm
I was just wondering
what is the most difficult
thing to learn
Patience.


Oh God, grant me Patience.......AND GIVE IT TO ME RIGHT NOW!
by StargazerTony
Wed May 02, 2018 11:14 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Non-Animal based materials for accordions
Replies: 42
Views: 1591

Re: Non-Animal based materials for accordions

I have come to the conclusion that no, non-animal based material for accordions, have been harmed during the production of this thread
by StargazerTony
Mon Apr 30, 2018 1:08 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Non-Animal based materials for accordions
Replies: 42
Views: 1591

Re: Non-Animal based materials for accordions

http://www.businessinsider.com/15-surpr ... cts-2014-3

Based on the items listed in the above article. No more Guinness for you!