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by Glenn
Mon Jul 24, 2017 10:29 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Bass notation
Replies: 27
Views: 954

Re: Bass notation

It's a great piece and well worth practicing. Don't give up after messing up the jumps. Just do them as often as needed to get it right a few times in a row then move on to the next jump. Also after a while don't be too analytical about the jump, jut do it so it feels right. If you jump too far try ...
by Glenn
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:26 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 24
Views: 506

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

Bad luck. You are in the wars.
I think rest is your only option.
By the way, bowling is deadly...


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by Glenn
Fri Jul 21, 2017 9:21 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Bass playing
Replies: 4
Views: 178

Re: Bass playing

I agree with Jeff. Learn a handful of the most useful and achievable "compound" chords and you are 95% there already. As for the jumps you mention I'm afraid that you will have to learn them. It is one reason that you don't often hear songs like "stardust" on accordion. By the way, Jeff's example of...
by Glenn
Wed Jul 19, 2017 2:07 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: PA Skype Teacher Recommendations
Replies: 15
Views: 384

Re: PA Skype Teacher Recommendations

I think Rancoman is suggesting that more experienced players on the forum team up with the beginners to give them a few tips and encouragement. Is that the idea?


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by Glenn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: comping

Glad to see I wasn't going senile and comping is "simply" accompanying.


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by Glenn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:22 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR 1xb versus Fr3xb-- and where to get?
Replies: 6
Views: 184

Re: FR 1xb versus Fr3xb-- and where to get?

What the manuals won't tell you is the quality of the sound from the speakers and the "ease" of programming due to better displays and more knobs and switches. This is where reviews and YouTube come in handy.


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by Glenn
Tue Jul 18, 2017 10:16 pm
Forum: The Forum
Topic: Forum software upgrade
Replies: 46
Views: 1420

Re: Forum software upgrade

Works perfectly.
Great job.
by Glenn
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:15 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Street music whilst on holiday
Replies: 13
Views: 287

Re: Street music whilst on holiday

Rome often sees them working the tables in the summer but often they play the same music over and over. Sometimes you may be lucky. One time I had a lovely street concert with an excellent accordionist and an opera singer. Was delightful. They got and deserved a good tip :)
by Glenn
Mon Jul 17, 2017 5:08 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping
Replies: 15
Views: 354

Re: comping

Could somebody define what comping is, first on the accordion and then on the piano? :oops:
by Glenn
Sun Jul 16, 2017 10:28 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Learning multiple instruments
Replies: 17
Views: 422

Re: Learning multiple instruments

Don't fancy your school system Jerry :?