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by maugein96
Mon Nov 12, 2018 9:02 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant 9
Replies: 20
Views: 539

Re: A Scottish Slant 9

Hi boxplayer, Got it this time. First time I hit the link the black bar with the "play" arrow never loaded on the page. I recognised the tune immediately, having heard it played many times, but never knew what the title was. Great job, although I wouldn't have known which particular dance it related...
by maugein96
Sun Nov 11, 2018 8:50 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: How do I measure tuning of my accordion?
Replies: 4
Views: 145

Re: How do I measure tuning of my accordion?

Hi,

Download the free trial version of this app and follow the instructions.

You need to set it all up but the instructions tell you how. Select Hz or Cents for the readings.

https://www.dirksprojects.com/index.php ... hp&Flag=us
by maugein96
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant 9
Replies: 20
Views: 539

Re: A Scottish Slant 9

Hi Boxplayer, Link might work for those who have Dropbox on their system, but it doesn't work for me. Funny thing is my navy service also took me to Norway, but I was in the Fleet Air Arm, and was stationed at Bardufoss Airport up in the Arctic for a few months. Never heard an accordion at all, even...
by maugein96
Sun Nov 11, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Progress of self-learning CBA after a month
Replies: 8
Views: 255

Re: Progress of self-learning CBA after a month

Hi, Your previous musical experience on piano has obviously given you a head start. Flambee Montalbanaise would certainly never have come to many peoples' minds as being a beginners' piece. To get that far with melody and right hand chords together in such a short space of time is nothing short of a...
by maugein96
Sun Nov 11, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: A different style of French jazz accordion
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: A different style of French jazz accordion

Hi Donn, I think the term "jazz" varies in context from country to country, and what confounds the situation even more is they use the term "jazzy" in France to cater for anything that has been spiced up a bit. Armand Lassagne is one of those lesser known players who seems to have preferred to play ...
by maugein96
Sat Nov 10, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: A different style of French jazz accordion
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: A different style of French jazz accordion

Hi Terry, When accordion music was relatively simple people were queuing up to buy them, even if relatively few went on to become pro players. Popular instruments like the violin and guitar have stood the test of time, but the poor old accordion isn't doing too well at all. Yes, people will point ou...
by maugein96
Sat Nov 10, 2018 8:43 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: A different style of French jazz accordion
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: A different style of French jazz accordion

Hi Dingo, The line between swing and jazz seems to be pretty vague at times. I've been listening to French accordion for well over 50 years, and Gus Viseur used to be called a swing style player. These days he's described as a jazz player. I know there is a difference between the two, but to this da...
by maugein96
Fri Nov 09, 2018 7:47 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: A different style of French jazz accordion
Replies: 6
Views: 239

A different style of French jazz accordion

Mention French jazz accordion, and most people will think of the gypsy influenced standards that are still played today by retro bands who make an excellent job of recreating the atmosphere. However, another jazz style evolved a bit later, but never seemed to gain much appreciation either in France ...
by maugein96
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

https://goo.gl/images/njHhdd Somebody needs to open up one of Johnny's accordions and see what it looks like! When he died he only had one accordion, a B system Accordiola, and his son stole it for drugs money, along with the whip round the neighbours collected for Johnny's burial. The accordion wa...
by maugein96
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: CBA method for begginers
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: CBA method for begginers

Also, during the Roxy's video about learning the CBA, he recommends that you work through all of the Palmer-Hughes books, even though they pertain to the Piano Accordion, after you have some experience with CBA fingering. His reasoning was that one must crawl before walk before run and the slow pro...
by maugein96
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: CBA method for begginers
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: CBA method for begginers

indeed there is no single 'best' fingering method and the choice of which finger to use for which button can also vary from tune to tune depending on the note before and the note after and/or where right hand chords are being added. as to using the 5th row as far as I am aware its main ( but not ex...
by maugein96
Fri Nov 09, 2018 9:43 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: CBA method for begginers
Replies: 9
Views: 232

Re: CBA method for begginers

Hi vaeel, The vast majority of available methods for C system CBA have been written by French players, and there are quite a few of them. The biggest issue with CBA concerns the fingering, and if you've been watching YT, you'll probably already have noticed that hardly any two players use exactly th...
by maugein96
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

Jozz, I used to work as a bus conductor in the days when smoking was permitted on the upper deck of UK buses. I had reddish blond hair at the time, but often went home with a brown streak on the top of my head (in the days when I had hair on it). After getting home, did your wife ever ask "where in...
by maugein96
Thu Nov 08, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: irish reels on the harmonica
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: irish reels on the harmonica

Stephen, Unfortunately religious fanaticism exists in Scotland to this day. I never really read much about Calvin, as we had our own version of his doctrines, which I decided weren't for me. The history of Scotland is complex, and my own family tradition meant that we had nothing in common with Cath...
by maugein96
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 330

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

Jozz, I have a friend whose father used to play pro accordion in the Lipton's tea houses in London way back before WW2. In those days just about everybody in the UK smoked, and the venues were thick with cigarette smoke. Apparently the nicotine clogged the reeds up to the point where he had to learn...
by maugein96
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:32 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Espana arr by Frosini
Replies: 7
Views: 183

Re: Espana arr by Frosini

Hi Zevy, Saw "Frosini" in the title and decided I wouldn't like it, as it was a classical piece. I dabble in Spanish music, but at the other end of the spectrum (rough and ready and from memory). I doubt whether I'll ever warm to the classics, but I loved that! I couldn't criticise anything about it...
by maugein96
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:20 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tobias Morgenstern 60 pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Tobias Morgenstern 60 pieces

John,

I've sent you a PM, and thanks for the tip. My repertoire has suffered from lack of variety for a long time and it's time I branched out. There's more to the accordion than French musette and Spanish music adapted from guitar.
by maugein96
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:10 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: irish reels on the harmonica
Replies: 3
Views: 133

Re: irish reels on the harmonica

Hi Stephen, Takes me back to my childhood in the west of Scotland, when my father and I used to play Irish and Scottish music on the harmonica, although not as well as Joel Andersson. We also used to buy big Hohner Alpine "Octave" type harmonicas and got a lot of fun out of playing them. Sounds as t...
by maugein96
Wed Nov 07, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tobias Morgenstern 60 pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 189

Re: Tobias Morgenstern 60 pieces

https://www.stretta-music.com/morgenstern-morgensterns-accordion-akkordeon-nr-637496.html Stradella base chord combining here. Some work required in figuring it out only the main chord identifiers plus some base figuring illustrated the rest is up to you to figure out which is totally dooable. I am...
by maugein96
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:01 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Slovenia's Got Talent!
Replies: 6
Views: 262

Re: Slovenia's Got Talent!

They even make a very decent accordion. I have forgotten the name of it, but I think it begins with a "Z." Hi Stephen, The make is Zupan, and they are great instruments as you say. A lot of keys and buttons for just a handful of notes and chords though! There are quite a few players who do experime...