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by jozz
Tue Jan 16, 2018 8:22 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Multi-Talented Musician
Replies: 1
Views: 36

Re: Multi-Talented Musician

BakersfieldAccordion wrote:
Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:58 pm
I recently became aware of a very talented musician who plays acoustic accordion, drums, ....
I'm glad you got that in the right order! :D

nice find :tup: I especially like the first composition
by jozz
Sun Jan 14, 2018 9:41 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Poinciana - by Nat Simon
Replies: 9
Views: 129

Re: Poinciana - by Nat Simon

VERY nice! also good sound in this recording {}
by jozz
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:53 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: how does muscle memory work
Replies: 24
Views: 442

Re: how does muscle memory work

Agreed about the scales, it's an investment. Certainly combined with chords/progression it will get you a long long way.

I was "forced" to pump out Schule der Gelaufigkeit series as a youngster in tempo, although I couldn't do it anymore I still feel it's stored somewhere in my brain.
by jozz
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:42 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Tuning of bayans seems to be all alike...
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Tuning of bayans seems to be all alike...

thanks for sharing, I never saw such an "all-in-one" reed plate
by jozz
Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:40 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Accordion bodywork
Replies: 6
Views: 134

Re: Accordion bodywork

I've seen celluloid repair jobs that turned out pretty good. They did not replace the celluloid, rather applied some kind of highly viscose "glue" into the cracks. Then all kinds of superficial scratches were removed with a buffing wheel.

I guess it all depends on how damaged it exactly is.
by jozz
Thu Jan 11, 2018 3:12 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What's with all the hats?
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: What's with all the hats?

hat, cap and same sunglasses over and over again. Never change a winning combination 8-) 8-)
by jozz
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Anyone from here...?
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Re: Anyone from here...?

TomBR wrote:
Wed Jan 10, 2018 4:34 pm
Google image search (scary!) links it to an AccordionNoir Twitter account....
it's part of a short video of the guy having raised these geese, because they were orphans. That's why they allow him to close in. The video shows him taking several people up to enjoy it, and then suddenly THIS

:ch
by jozz
Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What's with all the hats?
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: What's with all the hats?

ok post your hats:

these are mine:
by jozz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Anyone from here...?
Replies: 8
Views: 161

Anyone from here...?

I have questions...
by jozz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:39 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: singing
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: singing

Geronimo wrote:
Tue Jan 09, 2018 4:50 pm
with an old picture of the stage persona singing it
holy shit :lol:
by jozz
Wed Jan 10, 2018 9:13 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What's with all the hats?
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: What's with all the hats?

you have it all wrong

when you get those hands together, it's time to make a little round and then it's main function shows: cash collector

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by jozz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: What's with all the hats?
Replies: 22
Views: 476

Re: What's with all the hats?

well regarding pimping oneself, the accordion can cover a lot of fashion accesories i.e. the (bow)tie, a shiny belt, rhinestone jacket... so that leaves the head/hat
by jozz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:48 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: How do I identify which chords to play
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: How do I identify which chords to play

The piece is this one:


He even does the 'strike keyboard' and fingers stuff mentioned on the sheet. When the faster part starts you can see his bass hand hit the chords and when the change comes he might be doing B major and A minor at the same time...
by jozz
Tue Jan 09, 2018 8:36 am
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: How do I identify which chords to play
Replies: 11
Views: 272

Re: How do I identify which chords to play

You could be over-analysing this. I'd say it has a signature which is not visible in the picture, or it's just some scary dissonant passage.

m and M is indeed minor + Major. It is also common in some piano sheet music I guess to save space.
by jozz
Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:11 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: singing
Replies: 13
Views: 271

Re: singing

Have tried but am not good at it :D If you can sing, whilst accompanying yourself on accordion, I like it more than guitarists (standard singer/songwriters) especially those of recent years. It used to be a substantial tradition here in the south, to sit outside a cafe and enjoy a solo accordionist/...
by jozz
Mon Jan 08, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Your Top technique tips for improving playing...
Replies: 38
Views: 2612

Re: Your Top technique tips for improving playing...

I have used the mirror in a different way, not for seeing my keys (if I feel I should look, I just look) but for "seperating" my brain. It's like practicing a song under multiple circumstances in order to be able to play no matter what happens. Also, try having a conversation with someone whilst pla...
by jozz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Stereo microphone for accordion playing recording
Replies: 11
Views: 205

Re: Stereo microphone for accordion playing recording

Suggestion: try before you buy. It will greatly depend on your camera (does it have a decent pre-amp?) if a beaufitul mic will be worth it. I've seen/heard very expensive camera's produce a lot of hiss on the audio because they have fixed input gain and really are not made for audio. Other option: t...
by jozz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:29 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: comping on accordion
Replies: 8
Views: 260

Re: comping on accordion

Yeah that's difficult on accordion. You can't really get around the boom-chuck because of the 4/4 pattern. I would try to compose a complimentary melody line (alternating the vocals) for the right hand to distract from the pattern. If you make it beautiful, people will focus on it rather then the bo...
by jozz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:11 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Tuning of bayans seems to be all alike...
Replies: 10
Views: 251

Re: Tuning of bayans seems to be all alike...

so are you going to charge 40 hours labor? :mrgreen:
by jozz
Sun Jan 07, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Your Top technique tips for improving playing...
Replies: 38
Views: 2612

Re: Your Top technique tips for improving playing...

I don't know if this is said already but I find it good to take a break from what you usually play and practice different music/genre from time to time. Let's say you play a lot of classical you just do a couple of polka's. Even though the pieces are easier, then going back to classical I find I hav...