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by StargazerTony
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:50 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: left hand accuracy
Replies: 12
Views: 254

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I play an unpublished piece by Tony Lovello that has several Abm to Gm jumps.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: 34
Views: 447

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: 34
Views: 447

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: 337

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: 337

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: 270

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: 270

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: 303

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: 358

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: 1422

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: 1422

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!
by StargazerTony
Mon Apr 30, 2018 12:58 am
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: The Quiet Man Fight Song
Replies: 2
Views: 158

Re: The Quiet Man Fight Song

I believe the tune in the film ( if I am listening to the right one) is based on the tune "The Rakes of Mallow", which should be easily available. A search on the internet produced several sources although I haven't specifically found a score for accordion. Thank you! That's just what I'm looking f...
by StargazerTony
Thu Apr 26, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 47
Views: 3820

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

rancoman wrote:
Sat Jul 22, 2017 11:24 am
How come accordions sound better with age but accordionists deteriorate? :b
For the same reason all the foods you really like are bad for you.

Have you tried a back strap? My thought is that I'd rather play a lighter, less featured accordion, than none at all
by StargazerTony
Wed Apr 25, 2018 4:59 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Cleaning a piano accordion externally
Replies: 8
Views: 349

Re: Cleaning a piano accordion externally

I always clean my accordion externally, its to small for me to crawl inside.
by StargazerTony
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: The Quiet Man Fight Song
Replies: 2
Views: 158

The Quiet Man Fight Song

Not exactly music of the British Isles but, in 1951 there was a movie called. "The Quiet Man" with John Wayne , Maureen O'Hara, and Barry Fitzgerald. It was a great character study set in Ireland and in the movie there was a fight and that fight had music that would be perfect for an accordion bass ...
by StargazerTony
Sun Apr 22, 2018 9:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Treble key widths
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Treble key widths

Aileron wrote:
Sat Apr 21, 2018 2:26 pm
Has anyone tried the the Murlstrap? Is it as good as it looks in the video?
My accordion teacher has one and uses it when playing large machines while standing. He told me the great Tony Lovitto, his teacher, recommend it to him. I have one on order and report back after I've tried it
by StargazerTony
Wed Apr 18, 2018 10:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Treble key widths
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Treble key widths

Well, there is this http://www.petosa.com/product/murlstrap-small/

Probably better than a ladies corset. Dont know is they send then to the UK though
by StargazerTony
Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Treble key widths
Replies: 12
Views: 409

Re: Treble key widths

My 41/120 accordion has 18mm keys and is considered a "ladies" model. I take exception to that for I think that the only thing that makes an accordion, or car, or anything else, a "ladies", is that a lady owns it, but I digress. I'm a man with large hands and short fingers and have no problem with 1...
by StargazerTony
Tue Apr 03, 2018 5:02 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: overstrained or overworked?
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: overstrained or overworked?

This is why I'm considering a lighter accordion. Mine only weights 20 pounds, and is considered light, but a couple of weeks ago, when I picked it up, something strained in the middle of my back and hasn't completely healed yet. Was thinking of the 13 pound Juwel or similar but 30, keys, especially ...
by StargazerTony
Sat Mar 31, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Weltmiester Achat vs Juewl.
Replies: 3
Views: 236

Re: Weltmiester Achat vs Juewl.

I do understand about 18mm keys. My "big" accordion is a "full size" 41/120" but has 18mm keys, so I'm used to that. At 20 pounds it becomes a bit heavy for me playing anyway other than sitting. The juwel caught my attention because of its size and weight. It's a perfect travel accordion. Something ...