The First Ever Southern England Chromatic Button Accordion Rally
Saturday 7th October 2017 near Didcot Oxfordshire
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by Howie
Fri Sep 22, 2017 10:43 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Never A Bad Colour.
Replies: 46
Views: 944

Re: Never A Bad Colour.

donn wrote:
Fri Sep 22, 2017 8:38 pm
It's funny that three of us in a row turn up with shaft drive motorcycles - that aren't BMWs.
You can add a fourth shaft drive motorcycle rider to the list - BMW R1200 GSA.

To stay on topic - my accordion is black :)
by Howie
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:39 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: quick question
Replies: 4
Views: 179

Re: quick question

I'm not sure if by asking about the bass pattern you're asking about the chords, but the rhythm of the left hand is easy to hear. The feel of a piece is up to the player of course, but I prefer the more bouncy, swinging rhythm for this piece, which works well with 6/8. The second video is more strai...
by Howie
Wed Sep 20, 2017 10:18 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from France
Replies: 11
Views: 318

Re: Greetings from France

Welcome, Olivier. Glad you found us and joined up. We start learning music for fun - and keep playing, for love.

cheers
by Howie
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:54 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: practicing leaps in LH
Replies: 15
Views: 569

Re: practicing leaps in LH

I've been learning La Mangave. At the end of the day am I right in assuming there is no silver bullet and it's just practice? It's a great tune, I've been struggling with it too. I agree there's no substitute for repeated practice, there are some left hand leaps that I struggle with - and yet some ...
by Howie
Mon Sep 11, 2017 10:34 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: tinnitus...
Replies: 23
Views: 588

Re: tinnitus...

Me too. I don't know about any cures, except that some things will increase the ringing.

Regarding living with it, the only real thing I know is that it bugs me most if I concentrate on it. Hard as it sounds, ignoring it and trying not to focus on it, provides me with the most relief.
by Howie
Sun Sep 03, 2017 10:33 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Why have 120 bass keys when you need only 72?
Replies: 33
Views: 915

Re: Why have 120 bass keys when you need only 72?

I can't think of many accasions when on a 120 bass accordion either the very top two rows or the very bottom two rows might be needed to avoid huge jumps and so a 96 bass yes OK but a 120 bass.............. The key here is to change the original question to "Why have 120 bass keys when I need only ...
by Howie
Tue Aug 29, 2017 6:31 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Newfoundland, Canada!
Replies: 5
Views: 243

Re: Greetings from Newfoundland, Canada!

Hi Smokey, glad you could join us. cheers!
by Howie
Sun Aug 27, 2017 11:14 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Italy.
Replies: 13
Views: 671

Re: Greetings from Italy.

Hello Arianna,

Welcome to the forum, glad you decided to join. Ciao :)
by Howie
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:09 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Good old Bal Musette
Replies: 30
Views: 1970

Re: Good old Bal Musette

Thank you John, for a well written and thoughtful review.
by Howie
Thu Aug 24, 2017 10:03 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: new/old sonola felice
Replies: 11
Views: 367

Re: new/old sonola felice

Congratulations, happy new accordion :)