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Re: Trying to improve sight-reading

I agree totally with the notion of playing scales etc in the key you are about to use and think that, as a broad generalisation, scale practice is regarded as something more for learners than experienced players. being able to rattle off scales on auto pilot is akin to 'knowing the route' along whic...
by george garside
Tue Apr 25, 2017 12:01 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Trying to improve sight-reading
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: Trying to improve sight-reading

just a thought! the difference sight reading progress on the box compared to the piano may well be related to the fact that pshychologicaly you are geared to constantly being able to see the keyboard on the piano ( even if you only have an occasional gander) it effectively gives you a 'comfort zone'...
by george garside
Tue Apr 25, 2017 8:08 am
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Trying to improve sight-reading
Replies: 11
Views: 265

Re: THANK YOU

To me the important thing is simply to share what you have learned so that others can perhaps use handy hints and tips to prevent them going up blind avenues. It is of course entirely up to others to decide whether anything posted on here by anybody is worthy of being a 'handy hint and tip' On a per...
by george garside
Sun Apr 23, 2017 4:47 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: THANK YOU
Replies: 26
Views: 553

mick foster youtube

have just come across an interesting youtube vid by Mick Foster (foster and Allen) talking about the history of foster and allen . His comments on Jimmy Shand are particlary interesting.

just put in 'the accordion driver' and it should come up

george
by george garside
Thu Apr 20, 2017 4:20 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: mick foster youtube
Replies: 4
Views: 166

Re: A Button Basher from York

Chris, have sent you a personal message via this forum
george
by george garside
Tue Apr 18, 2017 9:27 pm
 
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: A Button Basher from York
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Accordion "Flaps"

?dustbin lids!

george
by george garside
Tue Apr 18, 2017 8:45 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion "Flaps"
Replies: 6
Views: 213

Re: A Button Basher from York

Thank you for your kind words Chris! Stradella on a button box is in many ways easier to learn than 8 melodeon bass as the right hand does not have to be played so as to get the bellwows direction right for some of the bass. Also relatively few buttons need to be used eg just 6 to play bass accompan...
by george garside
Tue Apr 18, 2017 4:58 pm
 
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: A Button Basher from York
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: A Button Basher from York

all 'melodeons' are 'accordions' but not all 'accordions' are 'melodeons'!

so some of us enjoy dual citizenship so to speak

george :) (member of both forums)
by george garside
Tue Apr 18, 2017 6:58 am
 
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: A Button Basher from York
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: A Button Basher from York

in England the most popular 'melodeon' is 2 rows in keys of D & G with 8 bass so this may well be what you have got. In Ireland its BC again with 8 bass. A different beast is the British Chromatic which is also diatonic i.e. ldifferent note on push and pull of the bellows. 3 rows of treble butto...
by george garside
Mon Apr 17, 2017 6:36 pm
 
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: A Button Basher from York
Replies: 10
Views: 295

Re: Having Fun!!

[quote="Geoff de Limousin"]I think Band Practices are rarely 'fun', they can be - it depends to some degree on the leaders style but whether or not the actual practice is or isn't fun the trip to the suitably lubricated 'meeting' in the pub after practice should always contain a healthy de...
by george garside
Sun Apr 16, 2017 9:28 pm
 
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Having Fun!!
Replies: 10
Views: 326
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