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by JerryPH
Sat Jul 21, 2018 1:29 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Collective Nouns.
Replies: 14
Views: 177

Re: Collective Nouns.

A ??????? of accordions. Suggestions may be either serious or very silly; you choose. Oh my gosh, over the years, I've tried to be colourful about the choice of words to describe my accordions, oftentimes quite silly too. :lol: I've used words like: assemblage of accordions compilation of musical c...
by JerryPH
Wed Jul 18, 2018 10:54 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Configuring the BK7m to the Roland 8 X
Replies: 8
Views: 258

Re: Configuring the BK7m to the Roland 8 X

I'm pleasantly surprised as the BK is a bit long in the tooth and due for some kind of update, however, I must admit, it does work nicely for the few things that I have done with it. Personally, though it is better in many areas, I still enjoy the sounds from my Ketron X4 as well. Honestly, both are...
by JerryPH
Tue Jul 17, 2018 10:36 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Maui 5 Speakers
Replies: 27
Views: 724

Re: Maui 5 Speakers

If "your equipment" includes your head and fingers, I would agree... lol.

I'll watch for your post wherever you decide to place it. :)
by JerryPH
Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:36 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Maui 5 Speakers
Replies: 27
Views: 724

Re: Maui 5 Speakers

Nothing to do with Maui speakers, I was replying to your post... I'll stop here. :)
by JerryPH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:50 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how do I make sure my muscle memory doesnt go to waist
Replies: 21
Views: 300

Re: how do I make sure my muscle memory doesnt go to waist

the hard work is there it's just without a teacher I'm not really sure what i'm doing... So what does that have to do with muscle memory? If a teacher is what you are lacking, find a teacher, either locally or via skype. I am sure this has been discussed before. and so 1 minute iv'e got take me hom...
by JerryPH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Maui 5 Speakers
Replies: 27
Views: 724

Re: Maui 5 Speakers

Going back to Accordion, I think the VAccordion could use a compression feature. I do not see it anywhere on fr4x. Why do you feel it needs compression? Is it because one voice is not as loud as another? Is it because one voice overpowers another? Both of those can be set up be balancing the indivi...
by JerryPH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:11 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how do I make sure my muscle memory doesnt go to waist
Replies: 21
Views: 300

Re: how do I make sure my muscle memory doesnt go to waist

I let Czardas rest for 35 years and was amazed that portions of that song were playable almost on day 1 after not playing for 35 years where playing "twinkle twinkle little star" was near impossible to play on that first day. Done properly, muscle memory, or a big part of it, lasts a lifetime, howev...
by JerryPH
Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:25 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: More Roland Expansions
Replies: 21
Views: 977

Re: More Roland Expansions

My clients want the sight and sound of accordion. Not to impress them with some fancy orchestra sound. I don't know what direction the future will bring, butI will hazard going even simpler than that... your clients do not care if you play some fancy orchestra sound... and they really don't much ca...
by JerryPH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 9:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Pieces not written for piano accordion
Replies: 37
Views: 653

Re: Pieces not written for piano accordion

Surely that depends on the genre. Folk music would sound strange played on a church organ and classical music is always written for a specific instrument or instruments. I'm of the mindset that when I read that line above, the first question was... why? The ONLY reason is taste, and as we all know,...
by JerryPH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: does anyone customise there accordions
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: does anyone customise there accordions

The big thing nowadays in the automotive industry is skins. Basically it is a vinyl wrap with a design painted on it. This could be anything from having a 100% chrome or gold car from bumper to bumper to a very ornate design. This same technology can and is being applied to accordions, along with so...
by JerryPH
Sun Jul 15, 2018 1:10 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: More Roland Expansions
Replies: 21
Views: 977

Re: More Roland Expansions

This "phenomenon" also exists in the photography world. "Should I get the new BRAND-X camera or should I wait for the BRAND-Y to come out". I never waited. I found that by the time BRAND-Y came out, it was NEVER as good as the "gossip" suggests and I had the "older" version for months, sometimes a y...
by JerryPH
Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:15 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: does anyone customise there accordions
Replies: 13
Views: 211

Re: does anyone customise there accordions

On my Roland FR-8x I've added plastic 3 color "jewels" on my 8X registers to make it easier to find the registers without a long look and I've added Swarovski crystals to my bass, specifically the A-flat C and E Stradella button positions and a crystal in every "C" location on Free Bass. I've also l...
by JerryPH
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:51 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Pieces not written for piano accordion
Replies: 37
Views: 653

Re: Pieces not written for piano accordion

It has never entered my head to look for music written specifically for PA. I select tunes using only the "do I like it?" method. If I do like it, then I find a way to play it. Ditto, and I will take it on a slightly different direction. As a kid,thanks to the Free Bass, I didn't even much need to ...
by JerryPH
Mon Jul 09, 2018 9:58 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Honolulu
Replies: 9
Views: 245

Re: Greetings from Honolulu

Greetings and welcome!
by JerryPH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 11:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?

Fills or fill-ins, doesn't really matter, but the author of that book seemed to want to use "fill-ins". :)
by JerryPH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?

That's the whole trick... like any spice, a little goes a long way. :) :ch
by JerryPH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?

Sarah, you're welcome, glad there was some small thing there for you. Did you ever go into a restaurant and a piano player is playing? After a minute or two of the song, you finally figure out what they are playing? They overplay with fills. Yes, been there! :) When there are so many fills that you...
by JerryPH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 1:17 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?

Sarah, you're welcome, glad there was some small thing there for you. Did you ever go into a restaurant and a piano player is playing? After a minute or two of the song, you finally figure out what they are playing? They overplay with fills. Yes, been there! :) When there are so many fills that you ...
by JerryPH
Sun Jul 08, 2018 12:22 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?
Replies: 15
Views: 364

Re: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?

Joey Miskula and Jimmy Capps are my favorites. Notice how suttle the accordion fill-ins are... Excellent sample of a couple kinds of fill-ins. They can be just as well used when playing alone as well, and on top of that, neither of us even mentions the fact that as accordionists we play with TWO ha...
by JerryPH
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Let Us Watch - another original
Replies: 6
Views: 137

Re: Let Us Watch - another original

You're a good man, Larry, I like how you set the example to share and take (or don't take) other's shared opinions. I will have to be more like that myself. :) "I have a plug-in on the backing style called Bx_opto which is some kind of peak reduction unit." That's almost the definition of compressio...