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by JerryPH
Sat Nov 18, 2017 3:00 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Fitting an expander how does it work
Replies: 8
Views: 434

Re: Fitting an expander how does it work

No reply in about a month, so the partial answer is... ASSUMING the midi works and that it covers both sides of the accordion, it's no more complex than going from the accordion's midi out to the expander's midi in, set expander to listen to the proper channels, send the midi sound outputs to some k...
by JerryPH
Thu Nov 16, 2017 11:21 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: An accordion survey
Replies: 3
Views: 182

Re: An accordion survey

How many people have participated already?
by JerryPH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 12:29 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Songs on the free bass
Replies: 16
Views: 542

Re: Songs on the free bass

Hoffman's Barcarole (Tales of Hoffman) is a fairly easy piece to play on FB. I had my Morino about 3 months and this was the first piece I played at a competition. It took me about a week to learn and a week to perfect/memorize... that song won me first place at my first competition with Free Bass m...
by JerryPH
Wed Nov 15, 2017 10:59 am
Forum: Events
Topic: Good Gigs, Bad Gigs
Replies: 6
Views: 165

Re: Good Gigs, Bad Gigs

Early 80's, was asked to play at an Octoberfest event in Pennsylvania. The event was a kind of 3 sided building that held the stage and the open side faced on to a large dance floor that was coverd by a large tent with no sides. When we started it was late afternoon, the sun starting to set, everyth...
by JerryPH
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA

...though from the time I've been on the forum it is my understanding that most people who wish to play classical music on an accordion of any type seem to be obsessed with playing everything to a fairly rigid "standard", especially with regard to the fingering. I think "obsessed" is not the right ...
by JerryPH
Sun Nov 12, 2017 10:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA
Replies: 7
Views: 217

Re: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA

Thank you Jerry. You do play some CBA in my mind: the freebass is a thumbless chromatic keyboard ;) Can i ask you an off-topic question, which has been wandering my mind - how many years did you play before applying to the conservatory? lol... you kind of figured out my secret, I was mentally going...
by JerryPH
Sun Nov 12, 2017 9:46 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Scottish waltz tempo question
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Scottish waltz tempo question

I can't work out how to post a link within the forum... It's fairly simple... Here is a sample of how. Let's say you want to tell people to click on the word "HERE" to open the link. This is the format: (url=http://www.link_you_want_to_share.com)HERE(/url) ... just replace the ( and ) with [ and ] ...
by JerryPH
Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:21 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Scottish waltz tempo question
Replies: 16
Views: 317

Re: Scottish waltz tempo question

Sometimes some notes give you the speed, but really, I am of the opinion that even those are suggestions. There are waltzes that I play very fast and others very slow. For most, If I don't know what the "proper" speed is, what I do is imagine a couple waltzing and that is the approximate speed I tak...
by JerryPH
Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:45 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Old songs remastered
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Re: Old songs remastered

Thanks Jerry. A great set of recordings. I think the remastering went pretty well. Good to see your old 4 track functioning to spec. I too have a box of 4-track tapes from the 80s but having let my son use my Akai in around 2002, I have to report that it only lasted one session in the garage with h...
by JerryPH
Sat Nov 11, 2017 11:29 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Old songs remastered
Replies: 5
Views: 151

Old songs remastered

People that visit my blog know that about a month ago I had found about 5 of my old 4-track cassette tapes on which I recorded some music while I was in my 20's. After hearing a couple of them and in how bad a condition the tapes were and that they were already quite degraded, I transferred them to ...