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by JeffJetton
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Jazz & Blues
Topic: Manouche accordion in Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 173

Re: Manouche accordion in Paris

Great tip! Thanks.

Your post inspired me to post this: https://accordionists.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=16&t=7027

Maybe you could add this recommendation (and any other "accordion in Paris" tips you might have) to that thread?
by JeffJetton
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Master thread on where to hear accordion music
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Re: Master thread on where to hear accordion music

I'll start off with Nashville . On most Monday nights at a club called 3rd and Lindsley (guess where it's located), you can catch The Time Jumpers playing some of the best live Western Swing you'll ever hear. Studio ace Jeff Taylor will usually be sitting in on accordion. I haven't made it over to B...
by JeffJetton
Mon Sep 10, 2018 7:37 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Master thread on where to hear accordion music
Replies: 1
Views: 75

Master thread on where to hear accordion music

Maugein96's thread on a little club in Paris made me think that it might be useful to have a resource on spots to hear accordions throughout the world. So, if I'm visiting your town (or another town you know well) and want to hear an accordion being played--assuming that's possible--what would your ...
by JeffJetton
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:47 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Weltmeister Meteor vs Caprice?
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Weltmeister Meteor vs Caprice?

But 80-bass? Hmmm... it does depend on what you want to play, but I would find the lack of a true diminished row somewhat limiting. I'd go with a 72-bass over an 80-bass for that reason. And note that the "diminished" row is also a "minor 6th" row. I wind up using it for the latter probably just as...
by JeffJetton
Sat Sep 08, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Weltmeister Rubin
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Weltmeister Rubin

Well I think we need to come up with a name for this then!

Half-switching?
by JeffJetton
Sat Sep 08, 2018 12:07 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Diminished row? 80 vs 72
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Diminished row? 80 vs 72

Huh. You are correct. For some reason I was thinking about the notes a different (wrong) way. Yes, on a 2/4 Stradella you usually get a 1-3-b7 voicing for your 7th chord row. The main advantage I notice with that is that, since the 5th is missing, you can add altered 5th notes in your RH to get 7th(...
by JeffJetton
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:54 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Diminished row? 80 vs 72
Replies: 10
Views: 375

Re: Diminished row? 80 vs 72

Also, many players have gone through a pro career without using Dim chords, so perhaps that's not the main choice. The limitation of a 72 bass box will mainly be apparent if want to [...] play in F# Then again, I suppose many players have gone through a pro career without playing in F#! :D I find t...
by JeffJetton
Fri Sep 07, 2018 3:34 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Weltmeister Rubin
Replies: 9
Views: 251

Re: Weltmeister Rubin

Another thought about the Rubin, and MM Weltmeisters---the factory musette on the Rubin is wetter than the 10-cent "Violin" tuning on many Italian MMs, and I believe wetter than the Hohner Bravos. I dunno if it's 15, 20, or 25 cents, but it is something more than a typical "Violin" sound. Sometimes...
by JeffJetton
Mon Sep 03, 2018 9:58 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Weltmeister Meteor vs Caprice?
Replies: 9
Views: 244

Re: Weltmeister Meteor vs Caprice?

I have read that old welts arent as good as new ones; is the caprice considered one of the "new ones" I'm no expert, but I believe the Caprice and Meteor are both "old" (as in pre-unification) models. That doesn't mean they're bad, necessarily. For that price, I think they'd be a worth a shot. But ...
by JeffJetton
Fri Aug 31, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Collective Nouns.
Replies: 45
Views: 1119

Re: Collective Nouns.

Eddy Yates wrote:
Fri Aug 31, 2018 3:11 pm
A Batch of Beltunas
Not a School of Beltunas?
by JeffJetton
Thu Aug 30, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: String section in a box
Replies: 11
Views: 288

Re: String section in a box

the loudness of the accordion is inversely proportional to the accordionist’s distance from the studio at the time of the mix. Ha! I'll have to remember that. Similarly, I played on the following track, but must've been in the next state over when they mixed it... :P https://www.youtube.com/watch?v...
by JeffJetton
Wed Aug 29, 2018 9:55 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Early Music Training
Replies: 10
Views: 453

Re: Early Music Training

I don't have much training in early music.

Most of my training was in classical and jazz. But I do appreciate a good Gregorian chant or lute tune now and then.
by JeffJetton
Thu Aug 23, 2018 6:26 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Accordiongreetings
Replies: 11
Views: 461

Re: Accordiongreetings

Welcome, AnonymousAccordion!
by JeffJetton
Mon Aug 13, 2018 7:20 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Diminished chord substitute
Replies: 51
Views: 3970

Re: Diminished chord substitute

He probably told you to play the B on first row and the Dmin as normal...sure bit of stretch but allows a quick flip of the fingers to the E7 which I the normal preceding chord... But if you did play the B-7(b5) the way it's normally played (counterbass of G plus Dm chord), then you can use a favor...
by JeffJetton
Wed Aug 08, 2018 10:30 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: jazz standards
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: jazz standards

Didn't know Autumn Leaves was a jazz standard though. Thought its a French love gone bad song. It might've started out that way. But then Johnny Mercer wrote some English lyrics for it. This is the same guy who wrote lyrics for "Moon River", "Satin Doll", "Skylark", and a host of other classics. No...
by JeffJetton
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:46 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: jazz standards
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: jazz standards

My funny valentines ia easy on piano but those chords on a stradella... Ah, but who says you have to play the chords exclusively/entirely in the left hand? While much accordion music is played with a strict division of labor (RH plays the melody, LH plays the bass and chords, never the twain shall ...
by JeffJetton
Mon Aug 06, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: jazz standards
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: jazz standards

I think what Jeff was referring to is what we call “American Songbook” music. Many artists of the 70s/80s would revive there careers by recording CD’s with these songs. True. Although there are standards that aren't part of the Great American Songbook. "Girl from Ipanema" is a standard, in the sens...
by JeffJetton
Fri Aug 03, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: jazz standards
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: jazz standards

Your post leads me to ask what defines a "jazz standard". A "standard" is any song that is considered popular/well-known, such that, if you got a group of fairly-seasoned musicians together, most or all would know how to play it, and the bulk of the audience would recognize it. A "jazz standard" wo...
by JeffJetton
Wed Aug 01, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: jazz standards
Replies: 20
Views: 661

Re: jazz standards

Most jazz standards are still under copyright in most of the world. So "free" arrangements of them can be a bit problematic, I'd imagine.