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by StargazerTony
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: jazz standards
Replies: 20
Views: 415

Re: jazz standards

You might try http://www.zisman.ca/squeezebox/Homework.html or http://www.donquattrocchi.com/sheetmusic.html#

Didn't know Autumn Leaves was a jazz standard though. Thought its a French love gone bad song.
by StargazerTony
Wed Aug 08, 2018 5:32 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Heavy Accordion
Replies: 17
Views: 317

Re: Heavy Accordion

Got a couple of years on you. I'm 71, today actually, and am finding my 20 pound, 9.072 kg, accordion getting to be a bit heavy for me even though its considered a lightweight, ladies model (actually hate that term for I think that the only thing that makes things ,"ladies model" is that a lady owns...
by StargazerTony
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Color
Replies: 10
Views: 210

Accordion Color

Anyanka, in another thread (Tone Perception), commented that the accordion he plays in public is red (and LOUD) and that got me wondering if an accordions' color makes any difference, perceived or real, to the listening public? Is a red one more accordion than say a black or green one? Am interested...
by StargazerTony
Tue Aug 07, 2018 6:09 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Where can I get a back pad/ bellows protector?
Replies: 22
Views: 388

Re: Where can I get a back pad/ bellows protector?

side question: what brand/type shoulder straps are those? Side answer: Neotech Accordion Harness. I like the "deluxe" version because of its back strap that can be positioned up/down. All of my accordions have Neotech harnesses now. Side answer #2: I also have and like these straps,, however I use ...
by StargazerTony
Tue Jul 31, 2018 5:38 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Fear. Anxiety. Trembling. Playing in Public
Replies: 13
Views: 305

Re: Fear. Anxiety. Trembling. Playing in Public

When I get nervous and start trembling in public, I just call it bellows shake and say it was intentional.
by StargazerTony
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Collective Nouns.
Replies: 38
Views: 745

Re: Collective Nouns.

Stephen Hawkins wrote:
Mon Jul 30, 2018 11:15 pm
Hi Morne,

Loving your thinking. I think accordionists need an asylum of their very own.

Regards,

Stephen.
Anyone playing an accordion is already in an asylum. Self committed.
by StargazerTony
Mon Jul 30, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Best "late for work" excuse
Replies: 75
Views: 954

Re: Best "late for work" excuse

Getting back to late for work excuses, how about: my dog ate my accordion and now barks in musette, annoying my neighbor's.
by StargazerTony
Sat Jul 28, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Valves and accordion storage orientation
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Valves and accordion storage orientation

Hi Paul. Good points. Most, I think, have feet and therefore provide a clue as to how they should be stored. I do, however, realize that red lights and stop signs are merely subtle hints to some. Accordion abuse is a horrid crime and should be punished by solitary confinement with forced listening t...
by StargazerTony
Fri Jul 27, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Valves and accordion storage orientation
Replies: 13
Views: 344

Re: Valves and accordion storage orientation

I consider this a non problem. My accordion was built probably in the 1960's so it's at least 50 years old and shows no indication of gravity problems. Any accordion I buy will be at least newer, so I'm not going to worry about it.
by StargazerTony
Sun Jul 22, 2018 2:04 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Collective Nouns.
Replies: 38
Views: 745

Re: Collective Nouns.

How about a "bellows" of accordions?
by StargazerTony
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: When it just has to be accordion
Replies: 39
Views: 852

Re: When it just has to be accordion

In my opinion, the accordion is the sole, portable, Instrument capable of professional quality performances without the necessity of other equipment. What other portable instrument will produce so much sound and sound as good all by itself. Perhaps a solo guitar comes close however.... No I still vo...
by StargazerTony
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:42 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: does anyone customise there accordions
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: does anyone customise there accordions

I put gems on the "E" and "Eb" fundamental bass buttons (I know, I know) https://pics.me.me/0-thats-just-wrong-on-so-many-levels-28565196.png Would you believe that it somehow got super glued to the wrong button. Me neither. I just like it like that. I look at it as sort of a kill switch. If someon...
by StargazerTony
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:32 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how do I make sure my muscle memory doesnt go to waist
Replies: 21
Views: 424

Re: how do I make sure my muscle memory doesnt go to waist

One must remember that muscle memory is a mental process, not a physical one and happens while you are sleeping. In addition, muscle memory doesn't care what it's remembering. If one plays something incorrectly, it will happily remember that, as well.
by StargazerTony
Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: does anyone customise there accordions
Replies: 13
Views: 289

Re: does anyone customise there accordions

Like Paul and others, I choose to augment my accordions only functionally. I put gems on the "E" and "Eb" fundamental bass buttons (I know, I know)and the widest set of shoulder straps I can find. I like my accordion unadorned and if I were to have one hand built, it would be shiny black with black ...
by StargazerTony
Mon Jul 09, 2018 3:10 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 1011

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: 315

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: 3068

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: 3068

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: 3068

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: 546

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...