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by JerryPH
Tue Jan 16, 2018 10:34 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Poinciana - by Nat Simon
Replies: 9
Views: 115

Re: Poinciana - by Nat Simon

Piotr did a lovely job with the song, it even sounds nice on an old iPad. :) ...what sort of reverb is idael for the right hand, ie room, chamber, hall etc and to what sort of depth Also is reverb add to the right and alone and then perhaps a tad compression to the left The amount and style of rever...
by JerryPH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:14 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how does muscle memory work
Replies: 24
Views: 430

Re: how does muscle memory work

I have just ordered "First, Learn to Practice" by Tom Hean, thank you for the recommendation Jeff. There is a series of articles on https://bulletproofmusician.com/ The man covers everything from performance anxiety to best learning practices. Last year I signed up for his emails and every now and ...
by JerryPH
Sat Jan 13, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: what is the biggest bass jump?
Replies: 26
Views: 467

Re: what is the biggest bass jump?

Trust me, there is time to think in terms of names of notes while playing or listening, no matter how fast it goes. (It even works with the flight of the bumblebee.) It is a matter of getting it completely mentally hardwired since childhood. And you cannot undo that wiring either... Not only that. ...
by JerryPH
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What's with all the hats?
Replies: 22
Views: 466

Re: What's with all the hats?

jozz wrote:
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:28 am
these are mine:
LOVE the red one! :)
by JerryPH
Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how does muscle memory work
Replies: 24
Views: 430

Re: how does muscle memory work

What no one is taking in to consideration is that muscle memory is NOT developed over months... it comes over YEARS of doing the same thing over and over. I think your expectations are totally unrealistic. Concentrate on playing and stop worrying about shortcuts. If you are serious about any instrum...
by JerryPH
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:30 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: How do I Tune Bass Reeds that share the same hole?
Replies: 24
Views: 383

Re: How do I Tune Bass Reeds that share the same hole?

I have no experience in real life, but I have a feeling that the difference will be negligible to all but the most discerning. I doubt it would make a 0.5 cent difference because of the added airflow... and if it did, just reduce airflow slightly to compensate... just my Canadian penny on this. :)
by JerryPH
Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:59 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: How do I Tune Bass Reeds that share the same hole?
Replies: 24
Views: 383

Re: How do I Tune Bass Reeds that share the same hole?

Maybe some green or blue painters tape onthe inside/outside reed you don't want to resonate?
by JerryPH
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:49 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Stereo microphone for accordion playing recording
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Stereo microphone for accordion playing recording

For a "nice looking" video you want to not just put the camera in a single static position: you want to move and zoom. ... which means that you need to have at least 2 people involved, one playing and one moving around. In this instance, you also need a special location because if moving around in ...
by JerryPH
Sun Jan 07, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Stereo microphone for accordion playing recording
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Stereo microphone for accordion playing recording

Preamps in cams will at best provide plugin power, that rules out "proper" condenser mics requiring phantom power. There are NO preamps in all but the most high-end video cameras. This is why when you see external mics, they are all battery driven so that they can boost the sound up enough to be us...
by JerryPH
Fri Jan 05, 2018 3:53 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: 1st Accordion: La Tosca Venezia
Replies: 7
Views: 141

Re: 1st Accordion: La Tosca Venezia

Rarely is something as easy t do as it looks on Youtube. Just think... if everyone could fix an accordion, I'd not needed to pay a competant professional many hundreds of dollars to address the "fairly simple" issues I have had in the past. When beginners start something like this, they fall in to 2...
by JerryPH
Fri Jan 05, 2018 1:34 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: is this book any good?
Replies: 16
Views: 373

Re: is this book any good?

Are you so sure of your overal technique that you need a book specializing on the left hand alone? Why not consider books that would improve your entire game, left and right hands evenly at the same rates instead of just one tiny aspect? If I may be so bold, you might want to take a look at the Palm...
by JerryPH
Thu Jan 04, 2018 2:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How did you learn the bass keyboard
Replies: 46
Views: 1234

Re: How did you learn the bass keyboard

It is difficult to ask someone to tell ypu what they do not know. They know that there is a lack of info, but you will be amazed at the hundreds of small things you don't know after a competant teacher TELLS you. This is not conjecture or guessing, but proven fact... The fastest and best way to lear...
by JerryPH
Tue Jan 02, 2018 6:15 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Straps- leather vs velvet?
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Re: Straps- leather vs velvet?

Leather outlasts velvet by decades for sure... as long as you don't do what I did which is use a metal hook backstrap, nothing kills the straps faster. I also find leather softer and more comfortable and therefore seems to distribute the weight over a slightly larger area.
by JerryPH
Tue Jan 02, 2018 5:53 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How did you learn the bass keyboard
Replies: 46
Views: 1234

Re: How did you learn the bass keyboard

see that's the thing though i understand practice makes perect however im not sure in which way to practice .... I've been reading all your posts for a while now and I see the same pattern over and over and over again. While some people have the gift to be able to pick up an instrument and work the...
by JerryPH
Tue Jan 02, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Your Top technique tips for improving playing...
Replies: 38
Views: 2598

Re: Your Top technique tips for improving playing...

Are you a morning person or a night person? I am a morning person and love playing in the mornings, Play during the times you are most relaxed, focused and motivated. Of course I can play in the evenings but practicing before noon is great for me. Your environment... do you often get disturbed when ...
by JerryPH
Tue Jan 02, 2018 1:47 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Straps- leather vs velvet?
Replies: 24
Views: 624

Re: Straps- leather vs velvet?

Actually there is a big difference at least with the the high end straps. Like Geronimo, most of my accordions are on the heavy side. My Hohner Morino came with 3" wide straps that were imperative, and a while back I upgraded them from 3" to 4" wide and love the added support and control it gives me...
by JerryPH
Mon Jan 01, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: My Christmas Polka
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: My Christmas Polka

The origins well could be... I've been doing martial arts in my life a LOT more than baseball (never played it, not ONCE in my lfe), so I never heard it coined that way, but any fighter who's predominant hand was his left, I always heard of as being a south paw.
by JerryPH
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:11 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: New Year's Wishes
Replies: 10
Views: 287

Re: New Year's Wishes

That was lovely!
My New Year wishes to all here...good health, happiness and prosperity, may your accordion dreams all be realised for 2018!
by JerryPH
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:07 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: My Christmas Polka
Replies: 8
Views: 214

Re: My Christmas Polka

Southpaw is a boxing term for being left-handed, which most of us here know you are. :)
by JerryPH
Sun Dec 31, 2017 3:02 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: FR4x feedback
Replies: 4
Views: 239

Re: FR4x feedback

Have you looked at the Richard Noel sets? I can say without doubt that they totally changed my 8X, to the way I feel it should have come from the factory, it is eye opening. :) I do know that many 4X people say that one of the best things they did to improve the sound was to play with the EQ settings.