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by Ganza
Fri Aug 10, 2018 2:40 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion
Replies: 8
Views: 632

Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

Hi all, it's been awhile since I posted I'll have to catch up on the lively discussions! I was trying to learn an Irish reel tonight, listening to the midi and editing the (wrong) sheet music at the same time. I had my accordion on to work out what the notes on the recording were. It was heavy and I...
by Ganza
Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Right hand chords on CBA
Replies: 19
Views: 2621

Re: Right hand chords on CBA

Ganza, Missed this one when I was away on holiday. The French accordionist, Michel Lorin, published a book which will hopefully be of use to you. It is now out of print and can be difficult to source, although if you use the link I've posted you'll get it on "SCRIBD". I was able to view the whole c...
by Ganza
Wed Jul 12, 2017 2:18 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Right hand chords on CBA
Replies: 19
Views: 2621

Re: Right hand chords on CBA

Thanks so much for the LostHobos, I liked how you added the min7 in there as well, and C6 (or 9?). Very good to see it in different inversions and I think you're right, you've really got to know what notes make up each chord rather than thinking about "this chord is played here" like you can get awa...
by Ganza
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Right hand chords on CBA
Replies: 19
Views: 2621

Re: Right hand chords on CBA

Thanks all! Definitely good ideas from los hobos and george, and different approaches! And I'd forgotten about that Cipher chord chart, cheers! I guess I'm talking about comping chords, say if someone else in a band is soloing. You don't always play each one in root position as that would mean too m...
by Ganza
Tue Jul 11, 2017 2:55 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Right hand chords on CBA
Replies: 19
Views: 2621

Right hand chords on CBA

Hi all, I've asked something like this before.... But could anyone tell me of any resources (in any language) for playing right hand chords in C-system? My otherwise fantastic Astier/Baselli accordion method books hardly cover right-hand chords, so even playing a sequence like C, A7, Dm, G7 (very co...
by Ganza
Tue May 16, 2017 7:20 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Victoria Poeta and other wooden instruments?
Replies: 21
Views: 4108

Re: Victoria Poeta and other wooden instruments?

Indeed it is that one. I'll be very sad to see it go, but don't really have room for it. Haven't given much thought to how much yet, open to offers really while I think on it. Perhaps I might make a few more vids and stick a for sale sign on the front ha ha Hi craptiger, as a matter of interest, ho...
by Ganza
Tue May 16, 2017 5:59 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: 5 voice bass
Replies: 9
Views: 1025

5 voice bass

Hi all,

just wondering, do accordion manufactures still make all bass registers with the high reed playing?

I know they did that in old ones? Do they still do it as default?

As many seem to think it doesn't sound good, I would imagine they don't include it by default these days..
by Ganza
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:35 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: THANK YOU
Replies: 29
Views: 3557

Re: THANK YOU

I'd like to acknowledge, amongst many others, Maugein96 and Donn - fellow French spec C-system accordion players!
by Ganza
Wed Apr 26, 2017 7:32 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Transferring M reed blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Re: Transferring M reed blocks

Very interesting answers, thank you both.

Yes, I was wondering about it as a temporary thing, not permanent.
by Ganza
Tue Apr 25, 2017 1:49 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Transferring M reed blocks
Replies: 11
Views: 1955

Transferring M reed blocks

Hi all,

Just wondering, since people sometimes seem to want a change of amount of wetness/dryness in their M M sound, is it possible to just take one block of M reeds (the one that is a little off the other reeds) and replace it with another, either wetter or dryer (more or less hz apart)?
by Ganza
Thu Feb 16, 2017 12:15 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Casottos and wider tunings
Replies: 1
Views: 366

Casottos and wider tunings

This is a very subjective question, but does having the two M reeds tuned say 2-3Hz apart, with one M reed in casotto and another M reed out the casotto, sound good? Or do usually those with an M reed in casotto tune the M reeds closer than 2Hz? Because I know with most French accordions, they only ...
by Ganza
Mon Feb 13, 2017 2:14 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Sound difference between 4 bass reeds and 5 bass reeds
Replies: 6
Views: 1015

Sound difference between 4 bass reeds and 5 bass reeds

Hi, does anyone know where I can find a recording or video clip that demonstrates the difference between 4 and 5 voice Master switch for the bass side of the accordion?

Or, even just the difference in the various registers on accordions with 4 voice and 5 voice bass.

Thank you!
by Ganza
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:52 am
Forum: European Music
Topic: L'histoire de l'accordéon / Marcel Azzola
Replies: 3
Views: 740

Re: L'histoire de l'accordéon / Marcel Azzola

Great playing.

He has a nice music room too! Must be good for inspiration...
by Ganza
Tue Jan 24, 2017 3:25 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Difference between midi console and expander?
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Difference between midi console and expander?

For a "do it yourself" kit, https://www.midikits.net" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false; should have what you want, but I also think you should contact Limex and Musictech as well to see if they could have what you want. A lot depends on what you want and your level of technical skill to...
by Ganza
Thu Jan 19, 2017 8:51 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Difference between midi console and expander?
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Difference between midi console and expander?

Essentially I'm looking to get something that just plugs in externally...

So get all the contacts etc done inside the accordion, and then buy a box and just get connect it (like Galliano does).

Do you know what companies/products I could search for that provide that?
by Ganza
Tue Jan 17, 2017 5:37 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Difference between midi console and expander?
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Difference between midi console and expander?

Obviously his accordion is MIDI equipped (he even mentions that he can connect to other synthesizers)... See that cable running from the accordion between his legs? Now if there even was no cable and he was doing this, there are 2 kinds of wireless MIDI available out there... Short range (Bluetooth...
by Ganza
Tue Jan 17, 2017 2:16 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Difference between midi console and expander?
Replies: 9
Views: 1121

Re: Difference between midi console and expander?

Hi Jerry and Alan, thanks for your replies. My specific question is, in this clip from 2mins onwards, how does Richard Galliano play midi using that box (looks like it has Hammond organ switches) on a table next to his accordion, yet his accordion doesn't have a midi controller on it? There is also ...
by Ganza
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:58 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Hello from France !
Replies: 13
Views: 1499

Re: Hello from France !

Welcome!!! Interestingly, what is a tea dance musette?! Listening to Jo Privat talk I thought it was all cigarettes and hard liquor for the likes of him haha!!
by Ganza
Fri Jan 13, 2017 12:55 am
Forum: European Music
Topic: Americain in parisi
Replies: 9
Views: 1272

Re: Americain in parisi

Parisi also manages to get some great "reed bending" stuff out of his prolific bellows work, and not a lot of players can do that. He was relatively unknown before the 90s, probably on account of the fact he was backing up such big names. The only two accordions I've seen him play are the old relic...