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by george garside
Mon Jun 26, 2017 8:12 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: learning to play the accordion by ear
Replies: 193
Views: 12036

Re: learning to play the accordion by ear

Good to hear you are 'stepping back' after ''learning '' 30 tunes in a year to put more effort into practicing scales etc on a regular basis. I would also recommend that you revisit the tunes one at a time, listening carefuly to how they sound when you play them and what needs doing to 'improve' the...
by george garside
Mon Jun 26, 2017 7:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: So-Called Scottish Tuning.
Replies: 7
Views: 102

Re: So-Called Scottish Tuning.

To me there is no better tuning/sound than that of shand morino or gaelic and so called 'dry' tuned boxes sound a bit like an angry bee in a bucket trying to get out. Aslo , to me overdoing the dry tuning can result in the box sounding more like an organ than an accordion. However, each to his own e...
by george garside
Sat Jun 24, 2017 10:21 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Hello From Fife.
Replies: 9
Views: 188

Re: Hello From Fife.

Thanks for that info, I havn't come across it

george
by george garside
Fri Jun 23, 2017 8:30 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Hello From Fife.
Replies: 9
Views: 188

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: 9
Views: 188

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: 691

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: 2254

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: 2254

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: 224

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...