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by Stephen
Sun Jul 16, 2017 6:26 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: PA Skype Teacher Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 355

Re: PA Skype Teacher Recommendations

Are there professional accordion teachers in the UK or USA giving online PA or CBA lessons? Or conservatory trained accordion teachers with online lessons? I don't know any names, but hope to learn some names here. Off topic, I have enjoyed some online harmonica lessons from Tomlin Leckie on YT. He ...
by Stephen
Sun Jul 09, 2017 8:45 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Liscio Bolognese
Replies: 17
Views: 206

Re: Liscio Bolognese

Thank you for the sheet music links Tom. Did someone already looked at? : www.lisciobolognese.it It has liscio sheet music Unfortunately the Italians have not systematically scanned traditional and popular old sheet music. They seem a bit neglecting their trad music culture. In contrast to Irish tra...
by Stephen
Sun Jul 09, 2017 1:12 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Liscio Bolognese
Replies: 17
Views: 206

Re: Liscio Bolognese

Thank you for all the info on liscio music.
Please keep posting tunes and videos.

Every hyperlink to copyright free old liscio sheet music is welcome.

Eg old italian mandolin sheet music tunebooks. Mandolin with guitar chords, mandolino e fisarmonica, etc
by Stephen
Wed Jul 05, 2017 9:48 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Are such accordions any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Are such accordions any good?

My suggestion to CBA accordion teachers and starters would be : (please fasten seatbels) : I would make the students learn the CBA logic in the layout the first weeks, and I would forbid the students to pick up or even touch the accordion before they can tell me the logic. They would have to explain...
by Stephen
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:24 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Are such accordions any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Are such accordions any good?

I know about C scale priority in music schools. I had to follow this music school curriculum for 10 years and finished this training. I don't need colours to think in keys. Listening helps me more than looking at colours. My first accordion in music school had white and black. From the second year o...
by Stephen
Wed Jul 05, 2017 12:11 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: new Fisitalia ergonomic free bass accordion
Replies: 9
Views: 266

Re: new Fisitalia ergonomic free bass accordion

Hi Jerry,
The weekly news is :
www.accordions.com

Pics also on the Fisitalia website.
by Stephen
Tue Jul 04, 2017 9:59 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: new Fisitalia ergonomic free bass accordion
Replies: 9
Views: 266

new Fisitalia ergonomic free bass accordion

For those few who are into free bass. The international accordion weekly news talks about the Fisitalia ergo bayan. Yet another maker trying to solve the left hand thumb problem. The dilemma is: what is priority the thumb use, or the underarm pushing to close the bellows... Not an easy one. This is ...
by Stephen
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Chromatic vs. Piano
Replies: 21
Views: 538

Re: Chromatic vs. Piano

Agree, patterns and functions are the grammatica in music.

A ladder is best with steps at equal distances. It is the same with tone ladders.
by Stephen
Tue Jul 04, 2017 8:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Are such accordions any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Are such accordions any good?

I think one single colour for all the stradella bass buttons would be better for accordion didactics and pedagogy. One single colour improves reasoning in patterns. Using white and black is using diatonic glasses or spectacles for a chromatic layout. Stradella bass philosophy is like CBA philosophy....
by Stephen
Mon Jul 03, 2017 9:24 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Are such accordions any good?
Replies: 12
Views: 338

Re: Are such accordions any good?

These Tula B-system accordions are good if you want to try out the CBA system, before buying a more expensive CBA. Note the bass buttons in black and white colours! The diatonic buttons in white. I prefer the French CBA buttons, all buttons are unicolour, treble and bass side. My CBAs are all unicol...