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Re: stradella bass buttons

The image you need is here: https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8c/120-button_Stradella_chart.svg Now... you are going to frustrate the living heck out of yourself trying to play the Stradella bass like the left hand of a piano. Sorry, but this is never going to happen. One needs to lea...
by JerryPH
Sun May 28, 2017 4:43 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: stradella bass buttons
Replies: 20
Views: 374

Re: Contemporary accordion, what you think about it?

lol... me too!
by JerryPH
Sat May 27, 2017 8:49 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Contemporary accordion, what you think about it?
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Big accordion upgrade

Congrats on the new accordion... Scandalli is a fine and well established company that makes some wonderful accordions! Just curious... does your model have the free bass converter system?
by JerryPH
Sat May 27, 2017 8:48 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Big accordion upgrade
Replies: 11
Views: 244

Re: Left hand "sweat" band

My mom made me two more in black... stylish and effective. :D
by JerryPH
Sat May 27, 2017 8:43 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Left hand "sweat" band
Replies: 20
Views: 3329

Re: Contemporary accordion, what you think about it?

Like Paul... **way** too extreme for me. The music lost all it's value at about the 30 second mark. I am sure someone has to really like it, though. To me this is noise and instrument abuse, not music.
by JerryPH
Fri May 26, 2017 11:08 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Contemporary accordion, what you think about it?
Replies: 15
Views: 300

Re: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?

What I am speaking about are those really good players with zero bellows controls skills and play with three fingers of one hand, no left hand skills. Without education, study or even someone to set the bar or let you know what is right and what is wrong, inherently you develop more bad habits than ...
by JerryPH
Wed May 24, 2017 9:30 am
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Alumium oxide...

Hi. I've read elsewhere that WD40, a substance one normally keep well away from accordions, is good for shifting white oxide. Is this what you mean by 'electrical cleaner with lubricant'? Dismantlement looks if not impossible, very tricky. It's a very nice accordion.... No, WD-40 is not quite the t...
by JerryPH
Wed May 24, 2017 9:23 am
 
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Alumium oxide...
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Alumium oxide...

Yes, but what I would do is not what others might. :) If they are REALLY stuck, I would take a nice cloth and cover the reeds, palette and keys underneath and then add a layer of paper towels, use painter's tape to hold it in place. Then I would use a light amount of electrical cleaner with lubrican...
by JerryPH
Tue May 23, 2017 11:41 pm
 
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Alumium oxide...
Replies: 6
Views: 156

Re: Tips for hand independence?

For me... 1. START SLOW. 2. Start easy, like doing scales independently on both hands, then later together both in the same "direction". 3. Mastery is the result of repetition (LOTS of it!). Take time everyday to spend 20-30 focused, uninterrupted minutes just on this, you will be surprise...
by JerryPH
Tue May 23, 2017 11:26 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tips for hand independence?
Replies: 15
Views: 308

Re: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?

There are YouTube videos of fairly impressive playing by kids that have never had a lesson in their life, never will have a lesson in their life, have super crappy technique and can manage to put out a tune. If this is all you want to do, nothing more than a basic desire to play is needed... but... ...
by JerryPH
Tue May 23, 2017 11:18 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?
Replies: 25
Views: 468
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