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by bocsa
Thu Dec 06, 2018 10:05 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 38
Views: 857

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

george garside wrote:
Thu Dec 06, 2018 9:54 am
(...) the first accordions c1829 were indeed ''diatonics''
george
Not to be confused with Diet tonics ... which may help stop putting a few pounds on although the other will help you lose a few £s


Have coat, going now......
by bocsa
Sun Dec 02, 2018 10:16 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 38
Views: 857

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

Sally, I've just woken up :roll: to the fact that I have your email addr. ...let me know if you'd like me to pass it to Dave ...
by bocsa
Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 38
Views: 857

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

Thanks Graham. I tried to find him when I first joined this forum but failed miserably - I got the feeling he no longer lived in France ! I've found him on FB so will try and find him ! If you have any problem I'd be happy to pass on your email address if you send it via private message :) ***I've ...
by bocsa
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:44 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 38
Views: 857

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

There's always the option of stripping off the celluloid ...

https://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.com ... -over.html

Bear in mind that it's a DG, a GC would sound less strident
by bocsa
Sun Dec 02, 2018 11:25 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 38
Views: 857

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

Have a chat with Dave Jolly, he's not far from Rennes, he's on facebook and has a website 'Jollybox' The Morgane suffered with buttons falling off when it was first introduced, it was never massively popular. you could always have a run up to the late Bernard Loffet's shop but do check when it's ope...
by bocsa
Sat Dec 01, 2018 11:13 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 38
Views: 857

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

The great thing about the diatonic boxes is that one learns the tune on, say, a DG box (in D or G or their relative minors) ....pick up a GC box, play the same buttons and it comes out in G, C /relative minors. ***if only it was that simple ...the majority of GC players use the upper octave on the G...
by bocsa
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 889

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

Thanks, I have a 3 row and a 5 row (96 & 72 bass)

... It's just that the 3 row is a little more portable than the 72 bass 5 row.
by bocsa
Sun Nov 25, 2018 1:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 889

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

I It consists of playing C,D,E,F,G, and return to C, using fingers 1,2,3,4,5 on the outside three rows only. I'll give it a go ...once I've conquered a mountain of domestic trivia :roll: Biggest problem is the other half of the octave, following on from C,D,E,F,G to A, B, C, D, E, F# G, A ...
by bocsa
Sat Nov 24, 2018 10:52 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 889

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

Thanks once again M>
The advice on trills will be useful (Jacqueline Waltz ...if I ever get round to it)

Just need the self discipline to make trills a daily exercise ... along with just the D & G scales for now.

*** mitchnc ..thanks for starting this thread :)
by bocsa
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 889

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

Thanks M> that's given me something to try tomorrow ... so many notes, so few fingers ;) I did ask a 'Professional' at a Box and Fiddle club a year or two ago ...the flash B just ran his fingers up and down the buttons and said is that what you mean? (!) Felt a bit sorry for him, such an ego must ha...
by bocsa
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:51 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 889

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

Fingering is always problematical

...anyone have 'easy' fingering suggestions for the scale of G and D on a 3 row (CBA C system) please?
by bocsa
Fri Nov 23, 2018 8:47 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: traveler and beginner CBAs
Replies: 7
Views: 256

Re: traveler and beginner CBAs

Tried to find one on this side of the pond ...google only knows about the feathered variety in the UK !!! :roll:

Looks cheap and cheerful, ideal as a 'travelling' box ..high time I dug out the Amati for an airing ;)
by bocsa
Thu Nov 22, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Happy Thanksgiving!
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: Happy Thanksgiving!

I normally ignore US high days and holidays but your interpretation is so much better that the commercial version!

Happy thanksgiving to you and yours Eddy :ch
by bocsa
Mon Nov 27, 2017 9:42 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Xmas Carols.
Replies: 13
Views: 1228

Re: Xmas Carols.

You don't have to be a Rambler to sing/play The Happy Wanderer ;)

Yes, it's a road of cobras, as Benny Hill used to say, but some of those Bah Humbug tunes are quite jolly :b
by bocsa
Sun Nov 19, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Oh ...... The Embarrasment.
Replies: 18
Views: 1786

Re: Oh ...... The Embarrasment.

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by bocsa
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:56 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Scottish waltz tempo question
Replies: 16
Views: 1836

Re: Scottish waltz tempo question

Thanks Garth
,,,the sample tune on the home page is very familiar but as usual, me teflon brain refuses to divulge the name!
by bocsa
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Scottish waltz tempo question
Replies: 16
Views: 1836

Re: Scottish waltz tempo question

Is Tom McIvor's book still available? Couldn't find any links via google
by bocsa
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:52 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Scottish waltz tempo question
Replies: 16
Views: 1836

Re: Scottish waltz tempo question

Vera! ... I was looking forward to seeing her again but she's hiding in the dark ;) Good to hear that she still has that pleasant Scottish musette voice :) Forgot to add my 2d worth ... If you're playing for the dance it needs to be played strict tempo and moderate. If it's for listening then play i...
by bocsa
Mon Oct 23, 2017 9:45 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: Dance Music Choices
Replies: 10
Views: 1508

Re: Dance Music Choices

George, you have a pm ;)
by bocsa
Tue Oct 10, 2017 7:09 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Black Diamond Accordions.
Replies: 25
Views: 3253

Re: Black Diamond Accordions.

Good thinking batman :b quick response too!