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by JeffJetton
Mon Nov 12, 2018 10:11 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New Member
Replies: 6
Views: 166

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: 342

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: 186

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: 284

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: 119

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: 239

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: 373

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: 617

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.
by JeffJetton
Tue Oct 02, 2018 11:14 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: Changing passages for smaller accordion
Replies: 11
Views: 463

Re: Changing passages for smaller accordion

For this song I ended up changing the passages using chord tones within the range. That's the sort of approach I'd use. After all, the notation you're reading is just one person's concept of an accordion arrangement of that song. There are plenty of other perfectly valid musical choices that could ...
by JeffJetton
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: What did you play before the accordion?
Replies: 34
Views: 1406

Re: What did you play before the accordion?

Started on piano as a kid. Had all sorts of keyboards/synths through the years. Picked up guitar and ukulele along the way.

A bit of dabbling with Chapman Stick at one point (what can I say? It was the early '90s. Times were strange...)
by JeffJetton
Fri Sep 28, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: I don't like that
Replies: 54
Views: 1834

Re: I don't like that

Sebastian Bravo wrote:
Fri Sep 28, 2018 6:30 am
What i don't like:

-la valse d'Amelie (obviously nª1 in the list)
-people who play just the keyboard (Specially norteño players)
[...]
-Tall people playing a 48 bass
My 6'3" self is tempted to record and post a video of me playing Amelie using just the right side of my Hohner Student 48... :D
by JeffJetton
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: I don't like that
Replies: 54
Views: 1834

Re: I don't like that

Corsaire wrote:
Thu Sep 27, 2018 7:35 am
And it's a complete instrument - you don't need to depend on anyone else for accompaniment 8-)
Which is handy in my case, since there's eventually no one left around after I start playing. :lol:
by JeffJetton
Thu Sep 27, 2018 4:08 pm
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: AI generated folk tunes
Replies: 3
Views: 302

Re: AI generated folk tunes

Very cool!

:ch
by JeffJetton
Thu Sep 27, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordions on planes...
Replies: 19
Views: 720

Re: accordions on planes...

This is where having a "beater" accordion comes in handy. You don't want it to get damaged, but if it does, you won't cry too many tears about it.
by JeffJetton
Tue Sep 25, 2018 7:09 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: I don't like that
Replies: 54
Views: 1834

Re: I don't like that

StargazerTony wrote:
Sun Sep 23, 2018 3:08 pm
I used to like "La valse d'Amelie" then I heard "La Noyee" and forgot all about it.
"La Valse des Vieux Os" and "A Quai" are nice too. Really an overall slam-dunk soundtrack, IMNSHO.
by JeffJetton
Mon Sep 10, 2018 8:03 pm
Forum: Jazz & Blues
Topic: Manouche accordion in Paris
Replies: 7
Views: 424

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: 207

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: 207

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: 511

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...