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by WaldoW
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:52 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Street music whilst on holiday
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: Street music whilst on holiday

Lacking specificity in the opening post, you might try Austin, Texas [as good as it gets, around here], San Antonio, Tx as well. Nashville, Tennessee would be a good option. Also, any Mexican border town [bring your Uzi].
by WaldoW
Tue Jul 18, 2017 5:36 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone
Replies: 36
Views: 656

Re: Tone

Paul, When a reed "draws back" to it's open position and then reverses direction and heads back towards the reed plate, where in it's travel does it reverse again? Put another way, how far INTO the reed plate does the reed actually travel? Being a free reed instrument, I figured the reed tongue woul...
by WaldoW
Mon Jul 17, 2017 6:53 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone
Replies: 36
Views: 656

Re: Tone

Paul, I think I get you. You're referring to the moment when the reed has made the first 1/2 of it's first cycle and is reversing for the first time, thus having to overcoming the [lower] air pressure passing thru the plate hole. I thought you were starting the cycle with the reed at rest, thus requ...
by WaldoW
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:26 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Learning multiple instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Re: Learning multiple instruments

James: Your post mirrors my experience. I started out my music career [1.5 yrs now] on clarinet, with a former high school music teacher as mentor. Six months into it, I inadvertently left my C’net in Los Angeles after a family visit there. My wife was still there and would bring it home with her in...
by WaldoW
Sun Jul 16, 2017 7:56 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone
Replies: 36
Views: 656

Re: Tone

Paul, " the air starts pushing or pulling on the reed (depending on air flow direction) and at some point the resistance of the reed becomes stronger than the pressure/force of the air and the reed starts bending back." I think you meant to say "at some point the pressure/force of the air overcomes ...
by WaldoW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:49 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: Carnival/circus music?
Replies: 9
Views: 167

Re: Carnival/circus music?

Quick and easy;
Daring young man on the flying trapeze
Take me out to the ball game? Maybe?
by WaldoW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:44 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Learning multiple instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 405

Learning multiple instruments

I'd like input on the question, "Is it beneficial or detrimental to learn two (or more) instruments at the same time?"
I have a belief on the subject, but prefer to withhold it until others have rendered an opinion. I'll come back in later.
Press on, Waldo
by WaldoW
Thu Jul 13, 2017 9:35 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone
Replies: 36
Views: 656

Re: Tone

What an excellent can of worms I've opened ,here. Some comments/observations. 1)Ransomed [EXAMPLE OF AUTOCORRECTION!!!]says; "I think this would lead to more harmonics, and perhaps almost sound to us like a slight reverb built in to the accordion, making the sound fuller to our ears? That would have...
by WaldoW
Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:28 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone
Replies: 36
Views: 656

Re: Tone

"I agree with all of the above comments, in particular that the judgement of tone is subjective and personal. I think that while every accordion maker will do their best to produce a great 'tone', the truly great ones stand out because in that one instrument, all of the variables just come together ...
by WaldoW
Sun Jul 09, 2017 12:39 am
Forum: European Music
Topic: Liscio Bolognese
Replies: 17
Views: 206

Re: Liscio Bolognese

I'd be interested. Can you post some tunes I can pronounce tthe name of?
She dosen't appear to be using the left hand [fingers]. Is this typical of the genre?