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by debra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:24 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Music notation specifically for accordion
Replies: 5
Views: 61

Re: Music notation specifically for accordion

The two examples are pretty standard, except for these double and triple arrows which I have not seen before (but I'm not that experienced; I only play the accordion for 47 years so obviously I have not seen everything) but my guess would be it means a glissando with 2 or 3 notes. Other than fingeri...
by debra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 5:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Is it possible to play both C system and B system?
Replies: 2
Views: 26

Re: Is it possible to play both C system and B system?

I'm with C system for a few years. Interested to know how hard to play the B system. Do you or someone you know play both systems? I remember saw this topic before but couldn't find it here. Thanks for your thoughts and insights :ch It would completely confuse your brain! Don't do it. People who ch...
by debra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:57 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Tuning

Accordian revival says you do not need to tune to less than 3 cents for the lower reeds and 1 cent for the high reeds, he gives a different reason for pitch varying with pressure. Anyway pitch varies with pressure, hence my question does anyone use a manometer when tuning cm, The Doppler effect is ...
by debra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Tuning

Sorry Paul, I didn't mean to complicate things. I guess if you play louder/softer all the reeds will play louder/softer so we wouldn't neccessarily notice a difference in pitch. Perhaps we're overanalyzing the subject The problem is that all reeds do not react in the same way to the change in volum...
by debra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:29 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Tuning

Isn't this the well known Doppler Effect of sound bending according to the distance you are from the object making the sound?, used extensively by harmonica players when they cup their hands disturbing the sound flow from the instrument. I would have thought this applies to all musical instruments....
by debra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 1:19 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Reluctant reed rarely sounding
Replies: 2
Views: 32

Re: Reluctant reed rarely sounding

Jim's link has all the information you need, except for the initial step of the detective work: is this a new instrument or an older one? If it is a new instrument then it is possible that the reed opening isn't properly adjusted. The web page explains that it is the reed on the outside of the reed ...
by debra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 10:32 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Tuning

... I would have thought that once a reed is tuned, say to 'A', it will play 'A' wherever it is, except during the short periods where it comes up to speed as air is applied, and at the opposite end as it winds down to stationary after the air stops. I thought that would be irrespective of whether ...
by debra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 16
Views: 227

Re: Tuning

... The difference between blowing the reeds outwith the accordion and blowing within the treble end will be even greater if the accordion is cassottoed. When you place a reed block on a tuning table the pressure is on the opposite side from when the block is in the accordion. That may influence th...
by debra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 9:01 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordion on the train
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: accordion on the train

It is imperative to keep the accordion under your control, not "checked in". You should put it in the cargo hold of a bus yourself and preferably put it in a hard case just in case something else is placed on top of your instrument. Best is always to keep it with you which may work on a train (somet...
by debra
Sat Jul 22, 2017 7:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Conundrum reading Bass Stave
Replies: 4
Views: 88

Re: Conundrum reading Bass Stave

Hi all, I've recently been going through my Medard Ferrero tutor and I'm confused with some of the bass stave.Bass.jpg In this excercise, (hoping it comes out as it's my first attempt at reducing files),some of the left hand single bass notes are written as two single notes an octave apart while in...