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by Howie
Mon Jul 24, 2017 1:37 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Music Game
Replies: 4810
Views: 147361

Re: The Music Game

"A Night in Tunisia" - Art Blakey and the Jazz Messengers

by Howie
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:31 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 26
Views: 562

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

For anyone really struggling but not wishing to be boxless its worth considering a two row diatonic ... Just a thought! Though it may seem heretical I agree with George's suggestion. Recently I picked up a two row diatonic as a box for traveling. The size and weight mean you practically don't notic...
by Howie
Wed Jul 12, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone
Replies: 36
Views: 688

Re: Tone

Paul, that's a remarkable performance. The range of expression available (to good players) of the accordion continues to surprise me.
by Howie
Mon Jul 10, 2017 9:54 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Recording your accordion
Replies: 13
Views: 377

Re: Recording your accordion

Good job Jerry, your video will help a lot of people. I'm a Reaper fan too.
by Howie
Mon Jul 10, 2017 1:54 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: The Music Game
Replies: 4810
Views: 147361

Re: The Music Game

"You can leave your hat on" - Joe Cocker
by Howie
Mon Jul 10, 2017 12:11 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What exactly is a French accordion?
Replies: 39
Views: 568

Re: What exactly is a French accordion?

I would not try sound exactly like the artiste you admire 'cause you will never make it, as a mistake will always be made as you play what you thought you heard and not what was actually played. I have tried it. Roy. I think you're right, Roy. My idea of "accurately approaching" a sound or style is...
by Howie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What makes you choose accordion or it chooses you?
Replies: 11
Views: 227

Re: What makes you choose accordion or it chooses you?

I learned Piano when I was a boy, recorder at school, and when I left home I wanted something a bit more portable so I picked up guitar. I got pretty heavily into that for many years, and learned a bit of harmonica as well. Later on I took up Tenor Saxophone. I heard a fair bit of german accordion a...
by Howie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 11:35 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What exactly is a French accordion?
Replies: 39
Views: 568

Re: What exactly is a French accordion?

Then, when I started to learn these new tunes, I found I was peppering them with French musette runs. With the passage of time, I'm now content to just listen to other styles without going 100% all out to try and replicate what I hear. This is the wonderful thing about playing primarily for pleasur...
by Howie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 3:15 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tone
Replies: 36
Views: 688

Re: Tone

Exactly, Tom. The exact same set of reeds played inside a tin can will produce a very different Tone to those in Cassotto.
by Howie
Sun Jul 09, 2017 2:06 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What exactly is a French accordion?
Replies: 39
Views: 568

Re: What exactly is a French accordion?

... you don't need to waste years finding "that" special instrument. If you can't play it on the box you've got, you can't play it at all! Can't tell you how much I agree with those words. I spent some time last night learning a Scottisch and another french folk piece on my Scandalli PA. It's the b...