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Re: Bach

When I was in my teens I,m afraid I had no interest in anything Bach had written until the mid 60's when a group called the Swingle Singers recorded some of his works. There recordings got me hooked and I still listen to the group in all their venues. Some of you may be to young to have heard their ...
by JIM D.
Sun May 12, 2013 10:35 pm
 
Forum: Classical
Topic: Bach
Replies: 19
Views: 2417

Re: counter bass help -

In the stradella bass system the counterbass row is 3 whole steps above the bass row and follows the same cycle of 5th's. This design allows you to run up and down major and minor scales with less hand movement. JIM D.
by JIM D.
Sun May 12, 2013 9:56 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: counter bass help -
Replies: 36
Views: 2440

Re: So, that's where you're all hiding.....

Here in the US a man that maintains the rails or tracks on a railroad is called a gandy dancer. I've been told that in the UK a fettler performs the same tasks. Is that correct ??? JIM D.
by JIM D.
Sun May 12, 2013 8:57 pm
 
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: So, that's where you're all hiding.....
Replies: 26
Views: 1617

Great Videos

Hi All; Some of you might care to visit here -- www.accordioncafe.com -- if only for the entertaining videos. JIM D.
by JIM D.
Sun May 12, 2013 2:44 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Great Videos
Replies: 1
Views: 276

Re: Which are The Great Acoustic Piano Accordions?

Petosa accordions are made in Italy and the firm has been making the finest state of the art instruments for some 90 years now. for more info visit here -- www.petosa.com JIM D.
by JIM D.
Sun May 12, 2013 11:00 am
 
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Which are The Great Acoustic Piano Accordions?
Replies: 158
Views: 14643

Re: Which are The Great Acoustic Piano Accordions?

Good Pick!! The AM1100 Would be on my list of say the " TOP 10 " of currently made Pro Accordions. JIM D.
by JIM D.
Sat May 11, 2013 11:57 am
 
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Which are The Great Acoustic Piano Accordions?
Replies: 158
Views: 14643

Re: Roland MIDI output into music software

There are some kits that will allow you to mate midi signals to your computer. Amazon UK has some attachments just go to the site a type in usb to midi . JIM D.
by JIM D.
Fri May 10, 2013 5:34 am
 
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Roland MIDI output into music software
Replies: 15
Views: 1900

Re: Bending notes

Bending notes with finger and bellows pressure works well with accordions containing high quality machine made and hand made reeds. If this practice is used with accordions containing run of the mill machine made reeds the result my cause reed tongue breakage. JIM D.
by JIM D.
Wed May 08, 2013 9:46 pm
 
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Bending notes
Replies: 17
Views: 1425

Re: ? Wax Temperature ?

I find that 210 to 220 fahrenheit or 98 to 105 celsius works well for me. JIM D.
by JIM D.
Wed May 08, 2013 9:36 pm
 
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: ? Wax Temperature ?
Replies: 9
Views: 1191
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