The First Ever Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally
Saturday 7th October 2017 near Didcot Oxfordshire
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by george garside
Mon Sep 25, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never a bad accordion
Replies: 12
Views: 209

Re: Never a bad accordion

to me the single most important factor in choosing a box is simply 'do I like the sound it makes'. Unless you are going to spend a lot of money having it retuned you are stuck with it and a bargain that you don't like the sound of is not a bargain! Way in the past I have chosen for other reasons thi...
by george garside
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Sea Shanties!
Replies: 10
Views: 904

Re: Sea Shanties!

just put sea shanty music notation on google and several come up

g
by george garside
Sat Sep 23, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Silent practice on acoustic accordion
Replies: 13
Views: 383

Re: Silent practice on acoustic accordion

on a multi coupler box a reasonable degree of quietness can be achieved on the treble end by using a single m voice and going easy on the bellows. With bass couplers the one with the least reeds playing will be the quietest and also just lightly tapping the chords without bass or counterbass can als...
by george garside
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:00 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age - Aches & pains...
Replies: 41
Views: 1695

Re: Age - Aches & pains...

just a thought or two! - Whilst the dead weight of the box is obviously on the shoulder when standing it can be significantly reduced when seated if the straps are slightly lengthened so the box rests on the left leg. Staps as wide as possible either way and irrespective of size of box as far as sho...
by george garside
Mon Sep 18, 2017 5:31 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: irish trad on piano box
Replies: 6
Views: 177

Re: irish trad on piano box

for what its worth Mick Foster was twice all Ireland piano box champion so he definitely knows how to play Irish trad! Have a look at youtube cavan fleadh 2012 mick foster for a video of him playing informally outside with others . He is definitely not miming but is simply exhibiting exemplary bello...
by george garside
Mon Sep 18, 2017 10:01 am
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: irish trad on piano box
Replies: 6
Views: 177

irish trad on piano box

For an; absolutely brilliant example of Irish trad on piano box have a look at youtube peter st, masons apron Foster and Allen. I have also posted this under teaching and learning as a shining example of bellows control and phrasing so apologies if posting the same thing twice is a hanging offence! ...
by george garside
Mon Sep 18, 2017 9:59 am
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Irish piano accordion
Replies: 0
Views: 83

Irish piano accordion

For an; absolutely brilliant example of Irish trad on piano box have a look at youtube peter st, masons apron Foster and Allen. I have also posted this under teaching and learning as a shining example of bellows control and phrasing so apologies if posting the same thing twice is a hanging offence! ...
by george garside
Sun Sep 17, 2017 10:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: bellows
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: bellows

for a lesson in absolutely superb minimal bellowing with precise phrasing have a look at youtube Peter's St, Masons apron foster and Allan.

Watching Mick you would think he was playing a British Chromatic rather than a piano box!.

george
by george garside
Sat Sep 16, 2017 11:34 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: bellows
Replies: 5
Views: 239

Re: bellows

different tunes can require different amounts of air and your problem could be eliminated simply by starting with the bellows open more before you start the tune. The exact amount of initial 'opening' being arrived at by trial and error. Also you may be making the 7th chords too long - try tapping t...
by george garside
Fri Sep 15, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never A Bad Colour.
Replies: 46
Views: 975

Re: Never A Bad Colour.

seconded!

george