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by george garside
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:09 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: shrewsbury folk festival
Replies: 0
Views: 22

shrewsbury folk festival

Shrewsbury folk Festival, August Bank Holiday weekend. There will be a series of 5 piano accordion workshops and 5 DG melodeon workshops ( I will be providing the melodeon workshops)

many other events!

Full info on festival website

george
by george garside
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:06 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Shrewsbury folk festival
Replies: 0
Views: 14

Shrewsbury folk festival

Shrewsbury Folk Festival . August Bank Holiday weekend. There will be a series of 5 piano accordion workshops and 5 DG melodeon workshops. ( I will be providing the melodeon workshops)

Loads of other events

Full info on festival website


george
by george garside
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Is it possible to play both C system and B system?
Replies: 13
Views: 182

Re: Is it possible to play both C system and B system?

I agree totally with debra. You could change from C to B system but would have to spend some considerable time relearning the keyboard, scales etc etc. But trying to play both could result in utter confusion! it is for similar reasons that the only 3 row chromatic diatonic I play is the BCC#(British...
by george garside
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:12 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 24
Views: 506

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

:evil: the simple answer to age related knackeredness of whatever veriety is either to give up the accordion!!!!!! or get a small lightweight ?48/60 bass for regular use maybe keeping a larger one for occasional use. For anyone really struggling but not wishing to be boxless its worth considering a ...
by george garside
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:13 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) Wanted
Topic: wanted bass end from early hohner student PA
Replies: 0
Views: 39

wanted bass end from early hohner student PA

Wanted40 or 48 bass end from early hohner student in dark red/maroon . The one with sqare edges rather than the later rounded type. Conditiion of reeds not important . Would consider complete knackered box if cheap. it is required to adapt to an early pre war or early post war hohner trichord diaton...
by george garside
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:08 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Conundrum reading Bass Stave
Replies: 4
Views: 104

Re: Conundrum reading Bass Stave

? was it written for a piano

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by george garside
Sat Jul 22, 2017 10:24 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 24
Views: 506

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

perhaps getting a 48 bass box for everyday use and keeping the big one for special occasions would help. I am 75 and have arthritis in right shoulder and foot , although the latter is irelevent for box playing! I play my 4 voice 96 bass box regularly at home as I can stop when I have had enough but ...
by george garside
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:16 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 24
Views: 506

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

have you tried keeping the left arm against the side of your body and just using the elbow joint to move the bellows?

george
by george garside
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:15 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 24
Views: 506

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

have you tried keeping the left arm against the side of your body and just using the elbow joint to move the bellows?

george
by george garside
Fri Jul 21, 2017 10:58 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 24
Views: 506

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

I agree totally about getting the strap adjustment right and would add that limiting bellows movement to between 6 and 12 inches would probably help to reduce pain in left shoulder. A bandleader friend of mine ( 120 bass excelsior PA) with quite long bellows movement/range. I hadn't seen him for som...