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by george garside
Fri Jul 21, 2017 12:01 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: How do these dag-nabbed switches work???
Replies: 8
Views: 78

Re: How do these dag-nabbed switches work???

an easy way to gain an understanding is to buy a knackered old accordion for more or less scrap price ?£10 - £20 and open and play around with the mechanism

george
by george garside
Wed Jul 19, 2017 11:00 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: comping

[/quote] I was actually looking for the exact notes I play in the left hand. Wherw can I find these? [/quote] On the bass keyboard - where else! Seriously though, holding a treble note or chord and experimenting with bass notes chords until you find a combination that you like works well and with pr...
by george garside
Mon Jul 17, 2017 11:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping
Replies: 12
Views: 242

Re: comping

according to the Oxford dictionary 'vamping' is simply ''to improvise a musical accompanyment''. That is precisely what good by earists do with the bass and indeed with 'handfuls' of treble notes, working simply on the basis of if it sounds right it is right. Sometimes I think that trying to theoris...
by george garside
Fri Jul 14, 2017 12:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: country music
Replies: 23
Views: 468

Re: country music

coming from a piano to an accordion the important thing is not to worry about how you play country or any other sort of music on the box as opposed to the piano! The key to success is to first learn to play the accordion properly ( whether by ear or from the dots and with or without in septh knowled...
by george garside
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:07 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 81
Views: 2674

Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

to put it simply they were playing for themselves rather than for the dancers!!

??what is the point of calling yourself a dance band ( of any genre) unless the whole of your efforts go into making it good to dance to ??
george :( :roll:
by george garside
Wed Jul 12, 2017 9:22 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Right hand chords on CBA
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Right hand chords on CBA

knowing what notes make up a particular chord is fine from a theoretical point of view as is thinking about 'this chord is played here' on a guitar. In the real world of playing there is absolutely no time or place to do any thinking about what notes make a particular chord and it is essential that ...
by george garside
Tue Jul 11, 2017 11:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Right hand chords on CBA
Replies: 10
Views: 226

Re: Right hand chords on CBA

just hold a 'tune note' by keeping the bellows moving and experiment with the 'other' fingers trying different buttons until you get a chord you like the sound of. Memorise the combination you like and carry out the same exercise on other 'tune' notes that you want to make into a chord. No theory re...
by george garside
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 81
Views: 2674

Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

Another thought on acquiring the skills needed to provide 'lift' for dancers is to listen to dance bands or single box players on youtube , CD's or whatever those that set your feet tapping without conscious effort on your part are the ones that are putting plenty of ' lift' - and maybe they are the...
by george garside
Sat Jul 08, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone
Replies: 36
Views: 608

Re: Tone

some use the term s wet and dry tuning , better reserved for the varying sound of farts, to denote the 'tone'. of an instrument. To me the 'tone' is simply the sound a particular box has which is down to the way the reeds are 'tuned'. it is , to me,the single most important factor in choosing an ins...
by george garside
Tue Jul 04, 2017 11:01 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: A Few Tears.
Replies: 11
Views: 247

Re: A Few Tears.

well done Stephen! I find LillY Marlene good for producing tears!

george