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by JeffJetton
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:38 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New Member
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: New Member

Welcome!
by JeffJetton
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:32 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Tiersen’s La Noyee: please give advice
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Tiersen’s La Noyee: please give advice

the best thing I've learned is to slow everything down to a crawl, well below what you would feel comfortable with, until you're able to match both hands up and get the bellows moving under control. Then, when you do get up to tempo you should hear and feel the difference. If you don't, and are sti...
by JeffJetton
Thu Jan 17, 2019 7:08 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Tiersen’s La Noyee: please give advice
Replies: 11
Views: 188

Re: Tiersen’s La Noyee: please give advice

maugein96 wrote:
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:14 pm
I'd never heard the track you played before, and had to look up You Tube to get a chance to hear other accordionists playing the same tune. I could't find the "original", but assume there must be one.
Here it is (assuming it's viewable in the UK): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZaBcs0NEc6w
by JeffJetton
Fri Jan 11, 2019 4:43 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Shoulder straps? Who needs ’em?
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Shoulder straps? Who needs ’em?

Corsaire wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:19 am
The problem with an accordion stand is it leaves you with no freedom of movement and could make a performance look wooden.
I don't know... drummers and pianists are also playing "fixed" instruments. Certainly plenty of freedom of movement there nonetheless. :b
by JeffJetton
Wed Jan 02, 2019 6:18 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New years resolution....
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: New years resolution....

I'm going to continue working on memorizing repertoire this year.
by JeffJetton
Wed Dec 12, 2018 9:26 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Beginner advise appreciated
Replies: 5
Views: 422

Re: Beginner advise appreciated

Don't most Cajun accordions only have one row of buttons?

For example: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cajun_accordion#Gallery
by JeffJetton
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:52 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Silent Night
Replies: 13
Views: 380

Re: Silent Night

Seems like it would be easier/cheaper to just memorize the tune. :-)
by JeffJetton
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:43 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Straight bass layout
Replies: 12
Views: 494

Re: Straight bass layout

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by JeffJetton
Tue Nov 20, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Fingerings : a little help please
Replies: 5
Views: 403

Re: Fingerings : a little help please

I don't play CBA, but I suspect you are correct for #1 and #2. At this stage, it's fairly standard that, if a finger number is not given, you would use whatever finger you used the last time you played the same note. That is, if the finger to use is obvious, based on what has already been notated, i...
by JeffJetton
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 532

Re: New Member

Welcome, Mike!
by JeffJetton
Fri Nov 09, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 835

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

debra wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Your lungs will most likely be affected more severely than your accordion.
This would be my main concern as well.

You can always replace an accordion. Lungs are much trickier to swap-out.
by JeffJetton
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:44 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Espana arr by Frosini
Replies: 7
Views: 405

Re: Espana arr by Frosini

Yes, very well done! (I've never heard that arrangement before, but it's seems like a fun one!)
by JeffJetton
Wed Nov 07, 2018 2:37 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: female for knurled screw
Replies: 14
Views: 655

Re: female for knurled screw

jozz wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:14 am
Subject: Female for Knurled Screw
This is not a dating site.
by JeffJetton
Tue Nov 06, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: What tune is this?
Replies: 2
Views: 221

Re: What tune is this?

Sounds a little bit like "I Remember April", but I don't think that's it.

(Might just be random ii/V jazz noodling...)
by JeffJetton
Mon Nov 05, 2018 8:57 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: "Memories of Paris" by Frank Morocco
Replies: 6
Views: 502

Re: "Memories of Paris" by Frank Morocco

I could try to transcribe it. Do you have a link to a recording of Frank playing it? Is it on an album of his? (I can only videos of people covering it... I like to transcribe from the source if possible!)
by JeffJetton
Thu Oct 25, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Hello from new member..
Replies: 4
Views: 659

Re: Hello from new member..

Glad to have you here, BB!
by JeffJetton
Mon Oct 22, 2018 7:15 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Slow learner?
Replies: 14
Views: 916

Re: Slow learner?

Here's the weird thing about music: The more songs you learn, the better you get at learning songs.

I guess this is probably because you start to recognize patterns. You get better at grouping the incoming information into "chunks" and other patterns.