Search found 1492 matches

by george garside
Thu Aug 17, 2017 2:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: practicing leaps in LH
Replies: 3
Views: 74

Re: practicing leaps in LH

if you are playing major chord and bass with fingers 2 & 3 (COUNTING 1ST FINGER NOT THUMB AS 1) it is easy to reach up 4 rows with 1st finger to play maj or miner chords eg if playing C bass and chord with fingers 2 & 3 finger one should reach A whislt other two remain on C. same of course goes for ...
by george garside
Mon Aug 14, 2017 2:42 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: folk rhythms
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: folk rhythms

It can depend on whether the sort of folkclub with performers where individuals , sometimes paid, sometimes club members stand out in front or on a stage if there is one and do their thing. The normal practice is for all to remain silent ,in both gob and instrument, during an individual performance ...
by george garside
Sun Aug 13, 2017 2:15 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: folk rhythms
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: folk rhythms

and it saves a wage!

george :D
by george garside
Sat Aug 12, 2017 2:31 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: folk rhythms
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: folk rhythms

rhythm is the heartbeat of music, the most fundamental ingredient. You can make music using rhythm without a tune, but melody without rhythm is usually a mess or a dirge. Absolutely! and its surprising how many box players think the rhythm comes from the bass irespectve of whats happening to the me...
by george garside
Sat Aug 12, 2017 10:06 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: folk rhythms
Replies: 10
Views: 296

Re: folk rhythms

I agree in general terms with Stephen about uninvited joining in in a sing around/play around type of folk club meeting . It does however vary from club to club and in a relatively small gathering of regulars most will know who likes to be joined in with and who doesn't. I have always taken the line...
by george garside
Sat Aug 12, 2017 9:41 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Inherited an accordion
Replies: 5
Views: 459

Re: Inherited an accordion

too put it bluntly very little. Accordions have very complicated mechanism and a considerable number of reeds and generally deteriorate with age unlike good violins! ? put it on ebay with photos of exterior and interior ( reed blocks in particular and also of the bellows open) at a low start price a...
by george garside
Sat Aug 12, 2017 12:44 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Casali Verona
Replies: 21
Views: 406

Re: Casali Verona

its much more complicated than that and to some degree depends where you live! In England any small diatonic 2 or 3 row box with bisonoric bass is a melodeon. in Ireland only a one row is a melodeon and 2 and 3 rows are button accordions, In France all push/pull boxes are accordion diatonique's aand...
by george garside
Fri Aug 11, 2017 5:28 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Using the left hand thumb
Replies: 7
Views: 303

Re: Using the left hand thumb

on my main box there is absolutely no question of using the thumb on the bass as it is on full time air bar duty!
george :D
by george garside
Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:51 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 36
Views: 1320

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

for what its worth my 48 (12x4) bass casali british chromatic ,attached to me by two , very carefully adjusted, wide padded straps (no backstrap) does not move at all even with the greater in and outing of the bellows compared to a piano box. Same goes for my 2 row serenellini 8 bass melodeon which ...
by george garside
Thu Aug 10, 2017 1:06 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Casali Verona
Replies: 21
Views: 406

Re: Casali Verona

tuning reeds is a dark art that required a great deal of practice to get the hang of. Tom is quite right about removing metal from top or bottom of a reed but the scraper is normally used at the bottom (rivet end) to flatten a reed and a good swiss file is for many the preferred tool for removing me...