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by StargazerTony
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How much of a dirty cheater am I?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: How much of a dirty cheater am I?

If I'm not mistaken, there are two bellows adjustments. One is a dial that adjusts the physical resistance and one electronic that adjusts the sensitivity. I think a combination of these is necessary
by StargazerTony
Wed Oct 17, 2018 4:44 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

"Better" is very subjective. Its better for me, but then I've used it for years. Its free so I suggest you install it then mess with it a bit. Read the on line help and do the tutorial. There is also a huge repository of music you can download into it already in Musescore format.
by StargazerTony
Wed Oct 17, 2018 2:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion
Replies: 8
Views: 387

Re: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

I concur that Musescore is a wonderful program for writing music. Every tune that I begin to learn, I put into Musescore. Somehow, I am never satisfied with others arrangements and always tweak them myself (can't help it).
by StargazerTony
Wed Oct 17, 2018 1:57 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How much of a dirty cheater am I?
Replies: 5
Views: 196

Re: How much of a dirty cheater am I?

My accordion teacher was a student of the great Tony Lovello and passes his accordion wisdom down to me and his other students..Tony's approach was actually the opposite. He wanted his students to get the bass down first then add the treble, so that's what I do, and it works for me. Not down to perf...
by StargazerTony
Tue Oct 16, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: It's clicking this time
Replies: 11
Views: 555

Re: It's clicking this time

On YouTube, search for "RoxysMusicStore". There is a man named Leon who has a series of quite well done videos on just this subject.
by StargazerTony
Tue Oct 16, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What did you play before the accordion?
Replies: 31
Views: 869

Re: What did you play before the accordion?

In elementary school through high school I played the clarinet and had a great time in the various marching bands and orchestras I was a part of. I took some piano lessons and eventually bought an organ and played that for many years until the board inside burned out and it became impossible to repa...
by StargazerTony
Sat Oct 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What’s on YOUR Accordion case?
Replies: 32
Views: 849

Re: What’s on YOUR Accordion case?

55B5933C-DF99-4756-90D1-157578C529C4.jpeg Potential patch for the other backpack. Anybody under 60 know what this is? Actually these were very common once upon a time and I had lots of them and the devices they were used in, but technology has moved on. I'm not sure if you don't know what these act...
by StargazerTony
Fri Oct 12, 2018 4:07 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland Pipe Line
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Roland Pipe Line

Hi Adam. Congratulations on your new FR4x
by StargazerTony
Fri Oct 12, 2018 2:45 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Geriatric Fun.
Replies: 37
Views: 1018

Re: Geriatric Fun.

Hi Sally, As you know, my age now begins with a "7". Well known tunes dating from before the 50's are great... Welcome to the " 7's" A great decade of life, I hope. I've always considered the 1950's a split decade for music (well, up until the advent of rap when most of music turned to crap, please...
by StargazerTony
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: speechless
Replies: 2
Views: 264

Re: speechless

debra wrote:
Thu Oct 11, 2018 1:37 pm
This interpretation shows that not everything needs to be done "top speed" for it to be beautiful!
Indeed, I pay all of solo tunes "rubato"
by StargazerTony
Thu Oct 11, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland Pipe Line
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Roland Pipe Line

A smaller accordion may be in my next investment plans. Here in Phoenix no place to try one... And you have hit on the crux of the problem, at least for here in the USA. It seems that in Europe, accordion stores with a nice selection of units to hold, are more plentiful than here where we must trav...
by StargazerTony
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:09 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland Pipe Line
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Roland Pipe Line

Hi Larry I have to keep it simple for I'm a simple person. Been torn between the FR1 X, and the Weltmeister Juwel however I've been looking at some videos on the FRx 1B and it seems to be more versatile. The 28 keys of the FR1 X seem to be quite limiting while the FR1 B has the range more like the F...
by StargazerTony
Tue Oct 09, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland Pipe Line
Replies: 13
Views: 534

Re: Roland Pipe Line

Have a FR4x, love Its’ portability. Played the FR7 for years and never regretted it. But time to be more compact. Yes a replacement may be in the far horizon. But if you feel like upgrading, go for it. You will not regret. I even may consider an FR1x as a second accordion. Would be a novelty to put...
by StargazerTony
Mon Oct 01, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: Changing passages for smaller accordion
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Changing passages for smaller accordion

Not to hijack your thread but how do you like your Roland? Am considering a small accordion and am looking at the FR-1x as well as the Welt. Juwel.
by StargazerTony
Mon Oct 01, 2018 7:29 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: Changing passages for smaller accordion
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Changing passages for smaller accordion

The following link takes you to a YouTube video from Roxie's Accordion where he discuses user sets. Perhaps you can get some clues as to how to set up the accordion to play this easier.

https://youtu.be/k1bgUFR0Jhg
by StargazerTony
Sun Sep 30, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: 32-Bass
Replies: 8
Views: 333

Re: 32-Bass

Hello. I think you're approaching this from the wrong end. Most of the weight comes from the treble side. There is some, but little significant difference in the weight of a 48 versus a 120 on the bass side. The additional buttons, rods and such for the bass add little weight and is even off set by ...
by StargazerTony
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: Changing passages for smaller accordion
Replies: 11
Views: 376

Re: Changing passages for smaller accordion

I think the FR-1xb allows you to go up and down an octave by pushing 2 switches. Perhaps you could work that passage in an octave higher then switch back
by StargazerTony
Sun Sep 30, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: I don't like that
Replies: 54
Views: 1568

Re: I don't like that

I HATE the "Clarinet Polka," and anything with a martial/military sound. Like Sousa stuff. Vile, simply vile. And I HATE some of the supposed classic accordion show-pieces, such as, "Flight of the Bumblebee." I LOVE the Malaguena as a piece of music, but I HATE the way most accordionists arrange an...
by StargazerTony
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: I don't like that
Replies: 54
Views: 1568

Re: I don't like that

cat wrote:
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:31 pm
You've never heard of "death by accordion"?
Yes, I have. Every time I try a 6 or 7 button jump, 3 weeks, 2 days, 7 hours, 27 minutes and 13 seconds come off my life
by StargazerTony
Wed Sep 26, 2018 10:24 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: I don't like that
Replies: 54
Views: 1568

Re: I don't like that

Hi cat. Do you really wrap an accordion around your neck?