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by debra
Sun Jul 23, 2017 3:01 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Tuning
Replies: 14
Views: 188

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: 14
Views: 188

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: 19

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: 14
Views: 188

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: 14
Views: 188

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: 1
Views: 37

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: 77

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...
by debra
Fri Jul 21, 2017 1:21 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The World of Russian Bayans (CBA)
Replies: 12
Views: 322

Re: The World of Russian Bayans (CBA)

The thing that impresssed me most was how fast the Bayan reeds responded, there was no audible delay between pressing and hearing the note. On the Vignoni reeds... wow, that was almost unusable! Those reeds just of themselves needed a lot of work. Bayan reeds are simply a completely "different kind...
by debra
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:57 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: How do these dag-nabbed switches work???
Replies: 9
Views: 139

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

... I did Google "accordion register mechanism" like debral suggested, and that made me finally understand the treble side. The bass side And honestly those pictures could not have made sense without you people explaining the parts I saw because the switches were all so subtle and the bass buttons ...
by debra
Fri Jul 21, 2017 7:49 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 19
Views: 342

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

Well... the size and weight of the Atlantic should not be the cause of the problem. It's not an accordion for heavyweight champions. You do not need a physiotherapist, but maybe a bit of rest and only light exercise, and a good look at the strap adjustment. When the straps are not perfectly adjusted...