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by Geronimo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:40 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The chromatic accordion C griff
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: The chromatic accordion C griff

If you want to learn only one fingering pattern for scales, this will take up 3 rows starting in a location controlled by the music rather than by yourself. For example, if you can only finger the G major scale pattern in the first 3 rows, for A major you will need to be playing your my-only-major-...
by Geronimo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The chromatic accordion C griff
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: The chromatic accordion C griff

The reason to avoid that is that rows are not an inexhaustible resource. Five rows allow you to transpose 3-row pieces anywhere without changing the fingering. If you try to employ the five rows for simplifying chord patterns and only having to learn one fingering, you'll be running out of rows (yo...
by Geronimo
Tue Jun 19, 2018 2:52 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The chromatic accordion C griff
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: The chromatic accordion C griff

I counsel sticking with the outer three rows and avoiding the two inner "repeat" rows for a hefty period of time. Just be aware that with the approach recommended by OuijaBoard chord shapes are not 100% movable. For example you need to know two versions of a major chord. You will need up to three v...
by Geronimo
Mon Jun 18, 2018 11:04 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: You have to be crazy
Replies: 5
Views: 644

Re: You have to be crazy

Must have glued on his cap.
by Geronimo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 11:48 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Meditation on FR4x
Replies: 35
Views: 1607

Re: Meditation on FR4x

The reason I got the 4 channel interface is to do demos without overdub. I just play in real time, fix the mistakes then mix...I do not want to give the client a sound bigger then I truly am. "do not want to give the client a sound bigger than I truly am" and "fix the mistakes then mix" seem a bit ...
by Geronimo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 2339

Re: Name your favourite beer

Don't drink beef myself. Tried it a couple of times but never got the hang of it. I'll stick to my brandy. Well, I am a vegetarian myself but I distinctly remember from when I was still a carnivorous kid that drinking beef was a bad idea. A minimal amount of chewing is really called for. No wonder ...
by Geronimo
Sun Jun 17, 2018 9:54 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Meditation on FR4x
Replies: 35
Views: 1607

Re: Meditation on FR4x

Hi Jerry, I see you are using a Mackie with FireWire interface. How do you use this these days when FireWire is a thing of the past and no laptops support it? I ask as I was offered a FireWire mixer the other month and I couldn’t see how to shoehorn it into my preferred setup. Well, the problem wit...
by Geronimo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:35 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 2339

Re: Name your favourite beer

Don't drink beef myself. Tried it a couple of times but never got the hang of it. I'll stick to my brandy. Well, I am a vegetarian myself but I distinctly remember from when I was still a carnivorous kid that drinking beef was a bad idea. A minimal amount of chewing is really called for. No wonder ...
by Geronimo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 11:26 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The chromatic accordion C griff
Replies: 15
Views: 1039

Re: The chromatic accordion C griff

If you are a child with elastic wrists and fingers, you may be able to slavishly follow the fingering notation until the end of the book. If you are like the rest of us, the flexibility (or lack of same) of your adult wrists and fingers will place a degree of limitation on your possibilities. You t...
by Geronimo
Sat Jun 16, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: And Here Is Another.
Replies: 33
Views: 1674

Re: And Here Is Another.

Well, living in the countryside, the most annoying Chinese imports I have to contend with these days are pheasants. Stupid croaking vermin bred because they are easier dropped off and subsequently found again for killing than, say, partridges.
by Geronimo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: And Here Is Another.
Replies: 33
Views: 1674

Re: And Here Is Another.

Just in the interest of clarity ........... Hohner is no longer a German company. Hohner almost never was a "German company" but publicly traded with owners worldwide. What changed is that first a controlling majority of shares was acquired by the Taiwanese instrument maker KHS in exchange for serv...
by Geronimo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 6:48 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: And Here Is Another.
Replies: 33
Views: 1674

Re: And Here Is Another.

Hohner isn't really very interested in accordions any more. They have cheap models made in China and expensive models made by Pigini. Hohner makes many other types of instruments and accessories. I doubt that the "earnings" on accordions are a significant part of Hohner's profits. It's more like th...
by Geronimo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 4:10 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 2339

Re: Name your favourite beer

In Germany I will settle for "ein Dunkles" (preferably not "ein Dunkles Weissen"). Ain't no such thing. There is "ein dunkles Weizen" ("a dark wheat", "wheat" being short for "wheat beer"). Except that in the home country of wheat beer, namely Bavaria, they call it "Weißbier" ("white beer") which b...
by Geronimo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 3:57 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: And Here Is Another.
Replies: 33
Views: 1674

Re: And Here Is Another.

A good quality control on an accordion, checking whether everything works properly and whether the tuning is completely correct, and fixing any problems that are found, takes a few hours. And that means making the instrument just that little bit more expensive that customers may not be willing to p...
by Geronimo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:51 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: And Here Is Another.
Replies: 33
Views: 1674

Re: And Here Is Another.

The only name that i think would certainly deliver a great working instrument is victoria. I read alot of complaints of the new morinos for example. Once people are only talking about which discontinued model to best buy from a renowned manufacturer, the manufacturer has nothing left to sell but it...
by Geronimo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 2339

Re: Name your favourite beer

In Germany I will settle for "ein Dunkles" (preferably not "ein Dunkles Weissen"). Ain't no such thing. There is "ein dunkles Weizen" ("a dark wheat", "wheat" being short for "wheat beer"). Except that in the home country of wheat beer, namely Bavaria, they call it "Weißbier" ("white beer") which b...
by Geronimo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 2339

Re: Name your favourite beer

My favorite beer for drinking while continuing to be able to play reasonably well is "De Koninck" did you perform extensive research on this? :mrgreen: A Belgian in diaspora? Probably a lot of involuntary research while trying to find what he'd be willing to even call beer. Belgium is the only coun...
by Geronimo
Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:13 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: And Here Is Another.
Replies: 33
Views: 1674

Re: And Here Is Another.

debra wrote:
Thu Jun 14, 2018 7:44 am
When I see what comes straight out of some factories in Castelfidardo (accordions really made in Castelfidardo) I know that "quality check in Castelfidardo" isn't worth much...
All the quality checkers are busy on accordions made in China.
by Geronimo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 6:49 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: And Here Is Another.
Replies: 33
Views: 1674

Re: And Here Is Another.

We had Asian people working here in the UK at all sorts of industries for a pittance, but the EU is pretty tight on immigration these days. I think most of those slave-like workers were not actually immigrants but "visitors". The one EU regulation that is actually killing that kind of work is that ...
by Geronimo
Wed Jun 13, 2018 4:29 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: What's a Piano Accordion?
Replies: 21
Views: 1246

Re: What's a Piano Accordion?

I suppose some of us will never really appreciate that music is a "serious" subject for some, whilst for others we can just take it or leave it along with other things like football, or gardening. Since when can one take or leave gardening? There are dry spells and aphids. And even in a rock garden...