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by Mityr
Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA

I do not play CBA, don't even pretend to (being a pure PA kinda guy), but at *some* point there has to be a finger passing under one way or another, even if it is the 2nd finger making the pass under... but don't forget, it is not sacrilege to use the thumb on a CBA. ;) Good luck, I hope someone an...
by Mityr
Sat Nov 11, 2017 9:31 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Re: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA

I'm not trying to overtake the Teaching and Learning section of the subreddit, but I stumpled across another problem. My teacher plays PA and has a very limited knowledge on button accordions - b-griffs are also really uncommon in Denmark - and I only have you guys for these kinds of questions (I co...
by Mityr
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA
Replies: 7
Views: 703

Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA

Hello, I'm working through an arrangement of Czardas by Monti right now, and I'm at a blank at how to play this small segment of the song. Any b-griff players can spare the time to write out the fingering and maybe explain the reasoning for using it? Thank you a lot! https://i.gyazo.com/66acc0532fc7...
by Mityr
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:10 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Songs on the free bass
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: Songs on the free bass

I am hoping someone comes up with some interesting suggestions soon! My accordion (2nd hand purchase) came with a convertor bass, but I am still struggling to find things that I want to play on the free bass. I have tried piano music, but so far have found that I invariable prefer playing it - or h...
by Mityr
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:06 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Songs on the free bass
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: Songs on the free bass

If not piano what about organ? I'd have thought the pieces in Bach's Little Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach would be a good place to start. Plenty of PDF versions online. You are quite right, Tom. Organ pieces are quite beautiful on the free bass accordion, but they tend to just as difficult as th...
by Mityr
Sat Nov 11, 2017 3:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Songs on the free bass
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Re: Songs on the free bass

As you mention, the Minuets are lovely. In a random order, my other favorites are: - Chopin, Fantasy Impromtu is a personal favorite. - Clementi Sonatinas and his other works... what's not to love there! - Edward Greig, the Holdberg Suite, especially Rigaudon. Truth t be told, I love the sound of p...
by Mityr
Mon Oct 23, 2017 8:37 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Piano or cromatic accordion?
Replies: 119
Views: 8177

Re: Piano or cromatic accordion?

No, really I have no idea ... maybe someone who actually does this regularly can guess what you mean, but for me you'd have to actually explain it, rather than just make these assertions. If you really need to use different patterns in different keys and can't move 3-row tunes around the keyboard t...
by Mityr
Sun Oct 22, 2017 1:53 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Great player beautiful Gola
Replies: 7
Views: 1234

Re: Great player beautiful Gola

.....I wonder what the spoken language is... is it Dutch? I'm fairly certain he is speaking Hungarian as his name screams hungarian in it's spelling and the words seem familiar - I should know, just started learning the language. His playing though speaks a universal tongue, beautiful, expressive a...
by Mityr
Sat Oct 21, 2017 6:31 pm
Forum: Events
Topic: Musician Performance Trust Fund
Replies: 3
Views: 426

Re: Musician Performance Trust Fund

But you have Jerry - atleast in some sense.
The "Who we are" section states, they mandate theirs funds across USA and Canada
That's your luck!
by Mityr
Sat Oct 21, 2017 3:34 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Songs on the free bass
Replies: 16
Views: 1663

Songs on the free bass

Hello, I'm creating this thread to ask for advice and share some of my own, as I've recently gotten my hands on a free bass instrument. As we all know - fairly certain - accordion is somewhat of a niche on the musical scene and this can easily be seen by the amount of teaching and learning resources...
by Mityr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 2:43 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: sending accordions by courier etc
Replies: 8
Views: 1046

Re: sending accordions by courier etc

George is absolutely right using this method. After i received a bashed up box, I spent some time reading up on how to send accordions safely by post. It doesn't safeguard it entirely as big drops and hits still can crack and destroy old, dried up wax on the reed blocks. This link is a good start, i...
by Mityr
Tue Oct 17, 2017 11:36 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Polish tango - Autumn roses
Replies: 2
Views: 469

Re: Polish tango - Autumn roses

Hello, Piotr

This is a really delicate and delightful performance of a wonderful piece.
Thank you!

Cheers
Mityr
by Mityr
Sun Oct 15, 2017 7:10 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: i've just won an accordion that's gotten broken in the post what do i do?
Replies: 7
Views: 950

Re: i've just won an accordion that's gotten broken in the post what do i do?

Hey accorsian I feel for you and your accordion. Bass repairs are finicky, sometimes just a slight push will make all the button realign with the holes, and they will pop up, but it could also be a tedious and hard repairjob. The advice I can give you is to report the damage to the postservice as qu...
by Mityr
Sat Oct 14, 2017 6:46 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: More than one correct way to finger the bass?
Replies: 24
Views: 2508

Re: More than one correct way to finger the bass?

An advantage 4-2 on minors and sevenths also gives you, is the ability to play the fifth with finger 3 when playing alternate basses. This enables you to not move the 4 finger from the root note and perhaps play a bit faster if needed. Edit: Picked up my accordion to test out 4-3 on minors and seven...
by Mityr
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:35 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Denmark
Replies: 14
Views: 2795

Re: Greetings from Denmark

... And of course any keyboard side can be combined with any bass side as the internal construction of the body and reed blocks does not change when the keyboard changes so they all fit together. ... A used Akko or Jupiter or Pigini should be relatively easy to find in B-griff, but with that C-grif...
by Mityr
Thu Sep 28, 2017 3:15 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Denmark
Replies: 14
Views: 2795

Re: Greetings from Denmark

... All I would advise is that you stick to one system, as you will only confuse yourself by attempting different systems. Good Luck, Stephen. Hi Stephen This seems like good advice. It has to be since everyone is repeating it. Right now I am totally content with the system, and I hopefully will be...
by Mityr
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Denmark
Replies: 14
Views: 2795

Re: Greetings from Denmark

Thank you, Jerry! It's reassuring to see the same advice coming from different mouths. Not that it didn't have enough merit coming from Paul. Right now, I'm enjoying playing the accordion and not thinking too much about the system and advantages. I found a pdf of Ellegaards comprehensive method for ...
by Mityr
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Denmark
Replies: 14
Views: 2795

Re: Greetings from Denmark

Thank you, Howie
It's nice to be here
Cheers
by Mityr
Thu Sep 28, 2017 9:03 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Denmark
Replies: 14
Views: 2795

Re: Greetings from Denmark

Hi Mityr, Welcome indeed to the forum and congratulations on your new accordion and the courage to play CBA free bass. You didn’t explain how you came across this instrument. Was it a lucky find or the result of months of searching? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk Hi Glenn Yet another of giants of...
by Mityr
Wed Sep 27, 2017 9:51 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from Denmark
Replies: 14
Views: 2795

Re: Greetings from Denmark

Welcome! There are accordions with B-griff keyboard and C-griff bass side and also with C-griff keyboard and B-grif bass side. They are not as common as C-griff on both sides, B-griff on both sides or B-griff keyboard with B-griff Russian system on the bass side. There are even rare ones with C-gri...