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by TomBR
Wed Nov 07, 2018 10:42 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: female for knurled screw
Replies: 14
Views: 299

Re: female for knurled screw

"Threaded inserts" ?
If need be, buy the right diameters, preferably in brass, and cut them down to the length you want? Maybe screw them part-way into scrap softwood as a way of holding them while you cut off the waste. Obviously some cleaning up with a file etc. will be needed.
by TomBR
Fri Oct 05, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Shepard tone illusion
Replies: 11
Views: 527

Re: Shepard tone illusion

[Paul posted while I was writing, but I'll leave as was.] Thanks Glenn, yes rambling, but enjoyable video. "Pure" Shepard tones here, for reference https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BzNzgsAE4F0 Multi-octaves in stradella bass chords are just crucial for keeping the inversions under control since every...
by TomBR
Fri Oct 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Is this normal? Chromatic Accordion
Replies: 11
Views: 558

Re: Is this normal? Chromatic Accordion

Both keyboards have the buttons in one plane (in the mathematical sense of a flat surface.) The only real difference is that in a flat keyboard the button tops are parallel with that plane, in the stepped keyboard they are slightly tilted away from it.
by TomBR
Thu Sep 27, 2018 5:01 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordions on planes...
Replies: 19
Views: 725

Re: accordions on planes...

I haven't checked recently but Ryanair has always let you buy an extra seat for a musical instrument. The extra seat is reserved under the name "accompanying instrument". (Back when they allowed people to be registered as mr., ms., mrs., and dr, a single reservation could be used for at most 4 inst...
by TomBR
Sun Sep 23, 2018 11:33 am
Forum: Folk Music of the British Isles
Topic: Irish tuning
Replies: 9
Views: 405

Re: Irish tuning

As George said, but the more recent trend is pretty dry. If nothing else comes to hand octave unisons would do pretty well. For an old-fashioned sound, which might be more evocative, all the reeds you've got! Like Danny O'Mahony on this great old box :D https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XCTUSHwsLGM Tom
by TomBR
Wed Sep 19, 2018 1:11 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant
Replies: 3
Views: 225

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: 2030

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: 2030

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: 434

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: 33
Views: 1186

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: 8
Views: 557

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: 1294

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: 293

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: 570

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: 570

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: 696

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: 342

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: 626

Re: French-Canadian tune

by TomBR
Wed Jul 04, 2018 8:52 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: DIY Hohner
Replies: 5
Views: 321

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: 546

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