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by JeffJetton
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:38 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Music notation specifically for accordion
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Music notation specifically for accordion

BTW, those triple arrows mean that, at that point in the music, you are supposed to go out and plant a fir tree. Okay, not really. ;) I suspect it's just a font and/or pdf problem. Those should actually be regular notes, as they are in this other rendering of the same arrangement found here: http://...
by JeffJetton
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:35 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Music notation specifically for accordion
Replies: 5
Views: 94

Re: Music notation specifically for accordion

There are some "rules", but they vary from place to place, and not everyone is aware of them even then! FWIW, here's an old one-pager on the most common form used in English-speaking lands: http://www.zisman.ca/squeezebox/About%20Accordion%20Bass%20Notation.pdf But you'll see different styles used e...
by JeffJetton
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: comping

henrikhank wrote:
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:45 am
I am aware of how to find chords with my LH. The question is all about what exact notes the 1-chord-5-chord are made up of.
How it would look like if it was written for piano, ie with piano sheet music.
...which is exactly what I just told you how to figure out in my previous post. :ch
by JeffJetton
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:23 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: country music
Replies: 26
Views: 587

Re: country music

To play a "pad" is merely to play sustained background chords, rather than to comp with any sort of pattern or play riffs or fills or anything. It fills in the sound with a sort of a harmonic bed (or pad!). (You'll often see synthesizer presets called things like "string pad", "vox pad" and the like...
by JeffJetton
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:10 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: How do these dag-nabbed switches work???
Replies: 10
Views: 168

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

Go to www.accordionrevival.com for pictures and explainations of the workings. Are the pictures on the website, or am I supposed to buy the book? There are some good pics on the site, plus a bunch of great text. Although I will say that if you do buy the book (which further fleshes out the informat...
by JeffJetton
Thu Jul 20, 2017 8:27 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: How do these dag-nabbed switches work???
Replies: 10
Views: 168

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

Yeah, that's the trick. You sorta gotta work backwards. The valves cover and uncover all the reeds for a given note, simultaneously, but there are little sliding windows that block off the reed sets you don't want to hear. The register switches just slide open/closed windows over the appropriate ree...
by JeffJetton
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: comping

I was actually looking for the exact notes I play in the left hand. Wherw can I find these? This is going to be another one of those times when I suggest shooting for understanding over just referring to a chart or cheat sheet. Sorry. 8-) First, you gotta know your major scales. Got 'em? Good. Movi...
by JeffJetton
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:44 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: country music
Replies: 26
Views: 587

Re: country music

Does anyone know the difference between country and polka comping? Both seem to have 1-5 in the bass with chords on the off beats. So how do they differ? They're not very different at all, actually. In polka it's common to "flip flop" the basses on the V7 chord. That is, play the alternate bass fir...
by JeffJetton
Thu Jul 20, 2017 4:30 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Bass playing
Replies: 4
Views: 177

Re: Bass playing

Take for instance the 7thb9 - you are required to play (assume key of C) a chord of Cmaj + Gb7. Are you sure about that? That wouldn't get you a C7(b9) on most accordions, would it? More like a C7 with both a perfect and a flat fifth at the same time, which would sound terrible. :o For a C7(b9), I'...
by JeffJetton
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: I (only sort of) Did That!
Replies: 6
Views: 188

Re: I (only sort of) Did That!

Pipemajor wrote:
Wed Jul 19, 2017 3:51 pm
Great sound. Just wondering where the" Seagate Studios, Dundee" fitted in?
That's where the fiddler, Laura McGhee, shot her part of the video. She wasn't in the Nashville studio with the rest of us.

And I think the "faceless piper" (Fiachra O'Regan) shot his stuff in Ireland somewhere.