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by StargazerTony
Fri Nov 16, 2018 6:08 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: A smaller accordion.
Replies: 7
Views: 107

Re: A smaller accordion.

Hi Tom

Which brand and model are you looking at?
by StargazerTony
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:27 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Never too old to learn?
Replies: 45
Views: 1263

Re: Never too old to learn?

Well, Anna Mary Robertson Moses (September 7, 1860 – December 13, 1961), known by her nickname Grandma Moses, was an American folk artist. She began painting in earnest at the age of 78 and is often cited as an example of an individual who successfully began a career in the arts at an advanced age. ...
by StargazerTony
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:16 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: CBA method for begginers
Replies: 10
Views: 305

Re: CBA method for begginers

Also, during the Roxy's video about learning the CBA, he recommends that you work through all of the Palmer-Hughes books, even though they pertain to the Piano Accordion, after you have some experience with CBA fingering. His reasoning was that one must crawl before walk before run and the slow prog...
by StargazerTony
Fri Nov 09, 2018 12:07 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

Hi Stephen,

Glad that works for you, however crossing my legs works a bit better for me.
by StargazerTony
Thu Nov 08, 2018 11:56 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

Things have changed, however, as smokers are now social pariahs. I still smoke, but I can't smoke and play the accordion at the same time. Come to think of it, I can't drink and play the accordion at the same time, either. I can't do many things while playing the accordion. Near the end of a long s...
by StargazerTony
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:38 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

Thomas N wrote:
Thu Nov 08, 2018 7:04 pm
I'm from California. What is smoking?

:D
It's when you stick a piece of paper in your mouth and light it on fire🔥
by StargazerTony
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Opera Singer Looking for Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 307

Re: Opera Singer Looking for Advice

... Perhaps you should take an accordion teacher or befriended accordionist with you for a first tryout at the owner's place. An accordion teacher can be a great guide when you want to buy an accordion. I agree, and most accordion teachers and players, here in the US at least, have several/many acc...
by StargazerTony
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

Jozz, I used to work as a bus conductor in the days when smoking was permitted on the upper deck of UK buses. I had reddish blond hair at the time, but often went home with a brown streak on the top of my head (in the days when I had hair on it). After getting home, did your wife ever ask "where in...
by StargazerTony
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: "Memories of Paris" by Frank Morocco
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: "Memories of Paris" by Frank Morocco

Yes, Paul, I agree. it's not the same song, but just the same title.

I think you can hear the song better here https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WePU5dJ-oRk Well, most of it.
by StargazerTony
Thu Nov 08, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

Well, he last time I smoked was December 31, 1978 so it's been a short period of time. I do think, however that smoke contains particles in it and when blown through an accordion, some of them will stick to the inside surfaces. That can't be good.
by StargazerTony
Wed Nov 07, 2018 8:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tobias Morgenstern 60 pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Tobias Morgenstern 60 pieces

Hi John, that looks i interesting. Thanks for the link.
by StargazerTony
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: fun decorations on accordions
Replies: 5
Views: 234

Re: fun decorations on accordions

Call me wild and impetuous but I've decorated my accordion with keys and buttons....and some leather straps, just for a bit of kink
by StargazerTony
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Espana arr by Frosini
Replies: 7
Views: 200

Re: Espana arr by Frosini

To be brutality honest, I really liked that. Bravo!
by StargazerTony
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:53 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: female for knurled screw
Replies: 14
Views: 304

Re: female for knurled screw

Hi Jazz. From my highly developed and well polished observational powers, I don't think that this is that type of forum.
by StargazerTony
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tobias Morgenstern 60 pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Tobias Morgenstern 60 pieces

Hi godgi. Would you also have a go at the exact title of the book, names of some of the 60 pieces or perhaps even a link to it?
by StargazerTony
Tue Nov 06, 2018 3:14 am
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: "Memories of Paris" by Frank Morocco
Replies: 6
Views: 249

Re: "Memories of Paris" by Frank Morocco

Thanks to all. I think I'll try and generation the tune from those videos
by StargazerTony
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:05 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: "Memories of Paris" by Frank Morocco
Replies: 6
Views: 249

"Memories of Paris" by Frank Morocco

Anyone know where I can get the sheet music, or even a lead sheet for this tune? Went to his website and the link to buy it is broken and I get no response from the link to his publisher or agent indicated.
by StargazerTony
Sat Nov 03, 2018 2:19 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: The bippus arrived
Replies: 12
Views: 453

Re: The bippus arrived

Nice looking accordion. My God, 13 switches, including duplicates?
by StargazerTony
Fri Nov 02, 2018 10:28 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Dry and Wet Tuning--Terminology Question
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Dry and Wet Tuning--Terminology Question

A=440 is the standard tuning frequency, however sometimes its A=441 or A=442. Everything else is tuned relative to those.
by StargazerTony
Fri Nov 02, 2018 9:41 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Dry and Wet Tuning--Terminology Question
Replies: 6
Views: 252

Re: Dry and Wet Tuning--Terminology Question

:x Not quite. MM and MMM reeds can be tuned to various degrees of wetness. or dryness. That difference is expressed in "cents". There are 100 cents in every half step. So, if one M reed block is tuned say 10 cents higher than the other, you will hear a warble or tremelo. That sound is called wetness...