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Re: stradella bass buttons

It can help to visualise the stradella bass layout as consisting of vertical anad diagonal rows. Each vertical row provides a different type of note or chord - starting from the bellows side that is counterbass (ignore as a beginner) bass note, major chord, minor chord , 7th chord, diminished chord....
by george garside
Tue May 23, 2017 7:58 am
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: stradella bass buttons
Replies: 6
Views: 53

Re: Tips for hand independence?

totally agree re using simple tune and would add 'when the saints go marching in' . Also agree with sorting both ends separately before combining particularly as coming fom a piano to a continental both sides are new to you

george
by george garside
Mon May 22, 2017 2:30 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tips for hand independence?
Replies: 7
Views: 97

Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

As it's Morris practice this evening, now my challenge is clear - maximum lift, with turgid bass. tap lightly with a clear gap between bass note and chord to avoid the onset of 'turgidity' or try just taping the chord button lightly on the offbeat for part of a tune to give a bit of variation. geor...
by george garside
Mon May 22, 2017 2:15 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

an often missed point is that the inherent rhythm in a tune must come from the way the melody is played! Fiddles , concertinas , flutes, whistles etc can be played very rhythmically and provide goodly 'lift' for dancers - with no bass! With any type of box there are at least 3 possible layers of rhy...
by george garside
Mon May 22, 2017 11:05 am
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

looks like nobody has any handy tips on adding 'lift' or for that matter questions on how so to do!

george :o
by george garside
Mon May 22, 2017 8:52 am
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 9
Views: 139

putting 'lift' into dance music

This topic has come up on a thread in the section 'new on here' by rancoman. both he and I feel that it is a topic worthy of a separate thread . All ideas, comments and additions are of course welcome and it will probably help to read the original thread before posting. Gravity of course brings the ...
by george garside
Sun May 21, 2017 3:53 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 9
Views: 139

Re: New member in Scotland

I will start one under teaching and learning and wait with bated breath !
george
by george garside
Sun May 21, 2017 3:43 pm
 
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New member in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: MMMH

xocd wrote:When you say "top", are you talking pitch or distance from the floor?


i.e chin or knee end?

g
by george garside
Sat May 20, 2017 9:18 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: MMMH
Replies: 11
Views: 198

Re: New member in Scotland

Rancoman, I too have argued that gravity brings the buggers down and the bands job is to help them take off again! When everything comes right I think of it as reaching 'floatation speed' where both dancers and musicians seem to float along together with minimum effort! Sadly I have come across quit...
by george garside
Sat May 20, 2017 2:50 pm
 
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New member in Scotland
Replies: 9
Views: 292

Re: Ending with closed bellows

the air button can and should b used when occasionaly when playing and not just to open and close at start and finish!

george
by george garside
Fri May 19, 2017 3:34 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Ending with closed bellows
Replies: 30
Views: 500
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