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by TomBR
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant
Replies: 3
Views: 97

Re: A Scottish Slant

Very nicely played. Thank you.
Tom
by TomBR
Sat Sep 01, 2018 10:07 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from sunny Somerset, England CBA beginner
Replies: 24
Views: 692

Re: Greetings from sunny Somerset, England CBA beginner

..... although I'm going to have to work many of them out myself where I know the tune but haven't got a book to refer to and can't find it online and so identifying appropriate chords for a tune is another skill I'll have to develop. My guess (from personal experience) is that this will come soone...
by TomBR
Fri Aug 31, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Greetings from sunny Somerset, England CBA beginner
Replies: 24
Views: 692

Re: Greetings from sunny Somerset, England CBA beginner

Hi and a very warm welcome. In common with other CBA-ers here (many are converts from pianobox rather than ab initio like yourself) I think you've made a great choice. With CBA I reckon you'll be doing more musically, sooner, than you could with almost any other instrument.
B or C system?
Tom
by TomBR
Sun Aug 26, 2018 8:22 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Russian 3 Row bayan
Replies: 5
Views: 257

Re: Russian 3 Row bayan

I've got one awaiting refurbshment, aquired quite cheaply on Ebay. Mines a Tula/Tulski - one of the biggest makers I believe. Sadly mine got damaged in transit but nothing I can't repair. (The only instrument I've had damaged in years of Ebaying.) From examination so far I'd say the general "fit and...
by TomBR
Mon Aug 13, 2018 1:20 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Where/How To Learn Reed Tuning ??
Replies: 17
Views: 428

Re: Where/How To Learn Reed Tuning ??

I looked up the meaning of a cent and wound up more confused than when I Googled it. It sounds non-linear. You've got to try harder then! :D It's not too hard. If I have more than one reed sounding a note, which one is nominal and which gets detuned and is that detuned reed above or below nominal a...
by TomBR
Fri Aug 10, 2018 11:36 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion
Replies: 2
Views: 183

Re: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

It's a good question.
I had a play with this while I was waiting for my first CBA to arrive. It worked ok.
https://play.google.com/store/apps/deta ... naccordion
by TomBR
Thu Aug 09, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Complete beginner from UK, Leicester!
Replies: 23
Views: 681

Re: Complete beginner from UK, Leicester!

Hi Yanghle and welcome. Piano accordion is a great instrument but I think it's a really good decision to go for chromatic. It's got everything going for it, and you'll make faster progress, the only downside is that availability of instruments is a bit more tricky in this country. On the other hand,...
by TomBR
Mon Aug 06, 2018 2:18 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: English or Italian?
Replies: 4
Views: 174

Re: English or Italian?

...... However Vacher and Peronnin's publisher, Paul Beuscher, copyrighted the tune in 1953, and it has remained so to this day. ...... I'd be interested to know whether anybody has seen copyright for Happy Hours Polka. The tune could well pre-date 1953, but Beuscher never copyrighted a lot of olde...
by TomBR
Wed Jul 25, 2018 9:28 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: what is this?

I guess the provino was tuned by reference to a tuning fork, or forks, by the same skills as used by a piano tuner.
by TomBR
Tue Jul 24, 2018 8:42 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: what is this?
Replies: 7
Views: 392

Re: what is this?

Like WaldoW said.
I believe it's called a provino
by TomBR
Fri Jul 20, 2018 12:48 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Light, bouncy and frothy.
Replies: 10
Views: 470

Re: Light, bouncy and frothy.

There's a spectrum and different people, listeners, dancers and musicians have different tastes. I think quite of lot of English ceilidh bands use strong On and Off beats to give a great danceable rhythm - but there are other ways of doing it. If that way is not to your taste it may sound heavy. The...
by TomBR
Tue Jul 17, 2018 11:46 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: cajun accordion
Replies: 4
Views: 252

Re: cajun accordion

The typical Cajun accordion is a melodeon - a one-row diatonic box. I have seen Cajun music played on piano accordions, but they lack the 'punch' of the proper Cajun boxes! indeed they lack the "sound" Fair enough, but you can have a lot of fun with the instrument you already play.... https://www.y...
by TomBR
Fri Jul 13, 2018 11:05 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: French-Canadian tune
Replies: 12
Views: 411

Re: French-Canadian tune

by TomBR
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: DIY Hohner
Replies: 5
Views: 250

Re: DIY Hohner

I came across a completed one about 11 or 12 years ago. A woman was playing it for Morris dancing and I was intrigued by the look and asked her about it. She said it had been assembled from a kit (she didn't say who, but didn't say "I") and said she enjoyed playing it and found it suited her purpose...
by TomBR
Thu Jun 28, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: The Polish Hop
Replies: 11
Views: 352

Re: The Polish Hop

Larry, Better get your trainers on. Here's the tempo you can expect from Polish accordionists when they play them as instrumentals. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u0RYGOOt14A Great playing and a nice vid, but the question is about tempos for dancing, so... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=J2bF86_sTWw
by TomBR
Thu Jun 28, 2018 9:08 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: going out and play
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: going out and play

JeffJetton wrote:
Wed Jun 27, 2018 11:02 pm
A vast portion of good musicianship is merely staying out of other people's way. :D
Nice one Jeff! :D
by TomBR
Wed Jun 27, 2018 4:53 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: going out and play
Replies: 16
Views: 601

Re: going out and play

Henrikhank You said I'm not sure rhis kinda playing it would work if one were to play at a dance, jam session or wherever you play. People might use other comping patterns than you. I remember one time when I played simple chord (and verry little bass line) and other accordionist used a descending o...
by TomBR
Sun Jun 24, 2018 12:37 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Strapping your piano accordion onto yourself
Replies: 16
Views: 523

Re: Strapping your piano accordion onto yourself

John Kirkpatrick tells the story of putting on an accordion on stage and a woman from the audience saying, "why don't you put it on backwards and then swivel it round...." ;)
by TomBR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Not just for Dancers...
Replies: 8
Views: 307

Re: Not just for Dancers...

Great clip! (Putting it rather seriously) I think a significant part of musical, and cultural, history in "The West" over the last 50-100 years is the shift from on-beat to off beat! Apparently the great Gospel singer Mahalia Jackson in the 40s-50s used to have to teach (mainly white) audiences to c...
by TomBR
Tue Jun 12, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: What's a Piano Accordion?
Replies: 21
Views: 718

Re: What's a Piano Accordion?

maugein96 wrote:
Mon Jun 11, 2018 10:21 pm
Only downer is all the beer in Portugal is crap.
I seem to remember coping with Sagres & Super Bock on holiday in Portugal without too much distress! :D