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by george garside
Fri Nov 17, 2017 10:28 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The World Outside.
Replies: 47
Views: 1524

Re: The World Outside.

I have absolutely no problem with Chinese boxes other than try before you buy as the quality can vary from box to box. There are also semi Chinese boxes with Chinese casing and decent Italian reeds eg black diamond aand most hohners are now made in china. For anyone wanting to just enjoy playing fol...
by george garside
Thu Nov 16, 2017 4:28 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The World Outside.
Replies: 47
Views: 1524

Re: The World Outside.

another could well be the cost of even a bottom end Chinese box and/or lack of reputable sellers of older boxes when compared to the low starting price for guitars, fiddles,blowy things, 'keyboards' etc etc.. Also the fact that many of these are taught in schools whereas the box is not. I get a enqu...
by george garside
Wed Nov 15, 2017 1:34 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The World Outside.
Replies: 47
Views: 1524

Re: The World Outside.

When I lived in southport there were and hopefully still are a great many 'folk' music sessions within about a 20 mile radious and almost al included several sqeezboxes ( generic term to cover the family of piano boxes, melodeons and concertinas) as did the large number of morris sides in the area ....
by george garside
Mon Nov 13, 2017 11:36 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The World Outside.
Replies: 47
Views: 1524

Re: The World Outside.

there is an element of chicken an egg in the reduction in popularity of the box ,at least in the uk, since the ?late fifties early sixties. On the popular/folk/trad side rather than the conservatorial classical side the change in popular music from reasonably pleasant sounding songs often accompanie...
by george garside
Mon Nov 13, 2017 8:31 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Scottish waltz tempo question
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Scottish waltz tempo question

Thanks for the link Garth, interesting to read about him, a "second box" player I notice, in relation to another thread that's going on at the moment. Thanks George, those tempos are a good clue as to some of the possibilities. I may not be too far off. I like your story too: I'm sure "getting away...
by george garside
Sun Nov 12, 2017 11:37 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Scottish waltz tempo question
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Scottish waltz tempo question

the book 'the second ceilidh collection' 1 of 4 very useful tune books published by Taigh na Teud on the isle of skye the following speeds are indicated Dancing in Kyle and endearing young charms 144 Rope waltz played for a st Bernard waltz 176. Depending on the type of waltz I tend to start off wit...
by george garside
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:41 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Playing "Second box"
Replies: 12
Views: 500

Re: Playing "Second box"

totally agree with Shand79Morino Man's comments! When leading a band I always position the drummer on my left so that my bass rhythm goes straight into his/her earole and as a result we then play exactly the same rhythm at exactly the same speed.

george. :tup: :ch
by george garside
Wed Nov 08, 2017 12:02 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Practice Time
Replies: 25
Views: 684

Re: Practice Time

I find that keeping a box handy and not in its case encourages picking it up several times a day for a quick tune or two, practice or whatever you want to call it. Sometimes the tune or two becomes more and may take half an hour or more but the time is not noticed if you are enjoying it as opposed t...
by george garside
Wed Nov 08, 2017 9:56 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Practice Time
Replies: 25
Views: 684

Re: Practice Time

reading through this thread there seems to be two distinct takes on 'practice'. Those following a classical/exams/grades route of necessity need to be very disciplined about time spent practicing and failure so to do can easlily result in failure in exams. So set amounts, pieces, exercises etc and a...
by george garside
Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:00 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Practice Time
Replies: 25
Views: 684

Re: Practice Time

I used to refer to it as 'festering' but I think 'fermentation' is perhaps better for whatever it is that the subconscious beavers away at!

george