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by henrikhank
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:45 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordion on the train
Replies: 6
Views: 117

Re: accordion on the train

What exactly does "keep it with you" refer to? Put it on your lap the whole bloody trip?

And if you know would put it away would care about the angle of the accordion? I understand that accordions really only like specific angle which I always use (the one you see in the shops).
by henrikhank
Sun Jul 23, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: comping

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.
by henrikhank
Sun Jul 23, 2017 8:50 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordion on the train
Replies: 6
Views: 117

accordion on the train

I have to take my accordion onboard a train and a buss kinda soon. Note that I am only refering to taking longer trips and not taking the local buss or train (which has worked fine for me)
Does anyone here have any experience with accordions onboard such trains and busses?
by henrikhank
Thu Jul 20, 2017 11:33 am
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?
by henrikhank
Wed Jul 19, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: comping

How can I play the accordion LH comping on the piano? What are the notes? Generally, you'll have to learn the individual notes that make up the chords. On accordion, these are "programmed into" each chord button, but on piano you have to know them all yourself. Start with basic major chords, root p...
by henrikhank
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping
Replies: 15
Views: 350

Re: comping

Not quite sure I will understand the question. Can you give a concrete example of what you mean.? Well, I would like to know how to play the LH accordion comping on the piano. Or are there better ways to transfer the accordion LH comping to the piano? You saw my photos of the LH hand/right hand com...
by henrikhank
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: country music
Replies: 26
Views: 587

Re: country music

Thanks for the clarification.
Would be interesting to hear/see someone playing a left hand/right hand country comping on the accordion. Would be awesome to hear an old cowboy comping.
by henrikhank
Sun Jul 16, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping
Replies: 15
Views: 350

comping

I would say that piano comping and accordion is a bit different for me. On the accordion I simply play eg 1-chord-5-chord by depressing simple buttons. If you look at my photos you can see country comping with two hands (from a piano book). You also see simple comping for LH with melody in RH. How c...
by henrikhank
Sun Jul 16, 2017 2:47 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: country music
Replies: 26
Views: 587

Re: country music

One tip is that just because the accordion has a piano-style keyboard on one side, that doesn't necessarily mean you should always try to play country music on it like you'd play country music on a piano. Try taking some cues from fiddle players, for example. Jay Ungar has a nice DVD out where he t...
by henrikhank
Sat Jul 15, 2017 4:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: piano to accordion
Replies: 10
Views: 216

Re: piano to accordion

All of the wrist motion, arm motion and so on will be transfered to the accordion? I myself feel like it's not exactly the same as the accordion keyboard is vertical. Often on piano you use your weight more naturally. I mean, we have a law of physics which tells us that everything falls to the groun...