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by george garside
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Hello From Fife.
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Hello From Fife.

there are many other youtube vids of top hole BCC#ists. In no particular order of merit: melodeonman52 ( Ian Cruikshanks)prolific number of youtubes including many of 'non Scottish ' tunes. his Swiss Landler March shoes the keyboard and fingering in detail from a camera? on right shoulder! Graeme Ma...
by george garside
Thu Jun 22, 2017 11:11 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Hello From Fife.
Replies: 7
Views: 73

Re: Hello From Fife.

Welcome Roy, I don't think there are many of us on here so you may be providing a very large % increase!
george ;)
by george garside
Tue Jun 20, 2017 5:44 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Finger exercises
Replies: 15
Views: 652

Re: Finger exercises

Several questions arise : 1. Why can`t I just practice the playing times by playing the scales ? 2. technically proficient accordionists got to where they are today doing those same basic exercises. If you were to ask them if they still do scales, arpeggios and thumb-under exercises, I hope you won...
by george garside
Tue Jun 20, 2017 8:19 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 77
Views: 2112

Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

I said that as a generalisation some those playing by ear seem to find it easier to generate the 'lift' than do some readers. I was not inferring in anyway that good readers have a problem with lift . Indeed many first class readers actualy play dance music by ear/from memory and in that respect the...
by george garside
Mon Jun 19, 2017 4:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 77
Views: 2112

Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

Rancoman - you have got me thinking about the cunning tricks that are needed for the dunt! I may be wrong but I would hazard a guess that ,as a generalisation. by ear players are more likely to get the hand of playing with lift. There are of course many exeptions and I am not inferring in any way th...
by george garside
Sat Jun 17, 2017 6:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: from piano to accordion
Replies: 7
Views: 187

Re: from piano to accordion

It is not quite that simple. On a piano a hammer hits a wire to make a sound which has a finite length that is governed by how hard the hammer is flicked against the wire. The same applies to volume variations. ( not counting the pedals) on an accordion in theory a note will keep sounding as long as...
by george garside
Sat Jun 17, 2017 1:32 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 77
Views: 2112

Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

indeed! The ability to use the bellows other than as a big air pump is one that is sadly lacking for many box players . The bellows are the very soul of a box andj the ability to 'highlight' an individual note whilst playing slowly or at a decent lick is something that everybody should try to get th...
by george garside
Fri Jun 16, 2017 3:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 77
Views: 2112

Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

I was talking to the late Will Atkinson shand morino player and magician on the 'mouthie' and he said something on the lines of '' if you havn't got their feet tapping you have got it badly wrong''. I thought ''I know that'' and he being something of a thought reader said - ''No not just the dancers...
by george garside
Thu Jun 15, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: 48 bass what should they be ?
Replies: 22
Views: 427

Re: 48 bass what should they be ?

the usual layout for a 12 x4 48 bass is in vertical rows starting from nearest the bellows - counterbass - bass -major chords -monor chords.
The counterbass is the third of the other three rows eg E counterbass then C bass, Cmajor chord, C minor chord.

george