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by debra
Sat Jan 19, 2019 8:55 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: O Sole Mio
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: O Sole Mio

Don't need to speak Italian to like that Jerry. Shows what can be done when the player is of Ed's calibre. Brilliant arrangement and I liked the bass work. I was a bit sceptical when I saw the title, as that tune is often mercilessly butchered by people (like me). Don't think I've ever heard it don...
by debra
Sat Jan 19, 2019 6:51 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Just completed a recording with 8 tracks.
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Just completed a recording with 8 tracks.

In the YouTube clip the two solo parts (acc 1a and acc 1b) are rather dominant. I created a new mix that is more balanced (I think). It can be found at https://www.de-bra.nl/muziek/Concerto-rv522.mp3 (or https://www.de-bra.nl/muziek/Concerto-rv522.wav. One of the problems with such multi-track recor...
by debra
Fri Jan 18, 2019 9:19 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Just completed a recording with 8 tracks.
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Re: Just completed a recording with 8 tracks.

... As an accordionist that plays all of the old standards and familiar tunes I always love to hear different genres. Classical music is something I've never entertained personally on the accordion. When I was taking lessons years ago we worked on "show pieces" like Dizzy Fingers or Jolly Caballero...
by debra
Fri Jan 18, 2019 7:40 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Just completed a recording with 8 tracks.
Replies: 7
Views: 96

Just completed a recording with 8 tracks.

Since I retired I started arranging more music and also making recordings of my arrangements. The main issue is always to keep tracks that are recorded separately perfectly synchronized. I just completed recording the first movement (Allegro) of the Concerto for 2 violins and orchestra, by Antonio V...
by debra
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:56 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Multitrack WAV Live recording
Replies: 2
Views: 80

Re: Multitrack WAV Live recording

I recently purchased A QSC Touchmix 8 mixer. Tried out the multitrack Built in recorder on this unit. It successfully recorded each channel, Channel 1 - Vocals, Channel 2 - Accordion, Channel 3 - BK-7m. It saved it to USB thumb drive. I brought the drive home and imported the file in my DAW. Great ...
by debra
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:49 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: French Accordions
Replies: 32
Views: 853

Re: French Accordions

... Although France uses 442 Hz that doesn't necessarily mean any accordion you try out in a French store will automatically be 442 Hz. Chances are if it is a reasonably modern or new instrument then it will be. The ones you are most likely to come across during your trip are 440 Hz in Italy, 441 H...
by debra
Fri Jan 18, 2019 8:46 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: French Accordions
Replies: 32
Views: 853

Re: French Accordions

... Just a question out of curiosity, do you know how the French manage to play their 442Hz accordions with bands/ orchestras? Is 442Hz a standard for other instruments as well? Nowadays many orchestras of different type (strings, philharmonic,, fanfare) have moved to 442Hz to the extent that when ...
by debra
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:39 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Bending notes
Replies: 23
Views: 3536

Re: Bending notes

If you want a funny performance with note bending, watch this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJN7xDnAPnQ
It is very good (bayan + orchestra).
by debra
Tue Jan 15, 2019 11:32 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Guantanamera - Cha-CHa
Replies: 7
Views: 222

Re: Guantanamera - Cha-CHa

Very well done. Now just add dancing tropical girls and it will be perfect... ;) ;) ;)
by debra
Mon Jan 14, 2019 8:10 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Value of accordion
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Value of accordion

The pic worked now. Such an accordion can be worth anything between 0 and maybe $300 (US) depending entirely on the state of the instrument. Such old accordions often need much more work to bring them back to a good playable state than their economic value. When an accordion looks good on the outsid...
by debra
Sat Jan 12, 2019 7:47 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: New member

Welcome to the forum!
by debra
Sat Jan 12, 2019 8:07 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New Member with Questions
Replies: 6
Views: 343

Re: New Member with Questions

https://drive.google.com/open?id=1_HdaI1Y0fqccwftfkJGClKzqagiE6pof https://drive.google.com/open?id=1wvEl_1sL-DeCMSzj2DaWMlHxwjb2jVrs[url] https://drive.google.com/open?id=1JM9sXWHfQe1wF9QkdcuwEM2H0Ppx-6vz[/url] I recently bought this accordion and am having trouble finding specific information abo...
by debra
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:18 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: The decline of the accordion in Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: The decline of the accordion in Italy

Success or failure of instruments depends mainly on the teachers and their enthusiasm. Here (say Belgium and the Netherlands) there are areas in which the accordion is thriving, and which have a good teacher and there are areas where very few people learn and play and where there are no teachers or ...
by debra
Thu Jan 10, 2019 5:07 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Buying an accordion from a Castelfidardo factory/outlet
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Buying an accordion from a Castelfidardo factory/outlet

... Thank you, Paul. I thought Pigini accordions would be easier to repair as the brand is popular enough. Do you know of any other companies which glue buttons? They do not publish this info so you have to come across one to know. My Hohner Artiste XS (made by Excelsior) has glued buttons. But it ...
by debra
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:12 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Buying an accordion from a Castelfidardo factory/outlet
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Buying an accordion from a Castelfidardo factory/outlet

(as is Carini, the store you will be wanting to visit a few times) I still can't order with them because they haven't given me an account. Even after a couple of emails (one in Italian). I ended up going through my service guy again. They did sent me their Happy Newyear email, so that is nice. That...
by debra
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Buying an accordion from a Castelfidardo factory/outlet
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Buying an accordion from a Castelfidardo factory/outlet

... How did you manage your free time during the repair course? Would it be possible to quickly visit some of the factories during the lunch breaks (i.e. 12:30-14:30)? I do aware that it will take time to build an accordion and the queue for Pigini is about a year. However, it is really a luxury to...
by debra
Wed Jan 09, 2019 6:14 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Buying an accordion from a Castelfidardo factory/outlet
Replies: 11
Views: 368

Re: Buying an accordion from a Castelfidardo factory/outlet

There may be some deals to be done on instruments that happen to be in stock, probably showroom or demo models. With most factories it is best to make an appointment before visiting them. There are a few storefronts in the center of Castelfidardo. Some smaller factories are also close to the center,...
by debra
Wed Jan 09, 2019 4:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordion size
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: accordion size

... I second the motion, Paul. My new Roland FR-4x is 120 bass with 37 treble keys (G-G.) The basses are no problem -- spacing is identical to my acoustic 120, but losing 4 keys in the treble means I take a new piece of sheet music and the first thing I do with it is look for F or F# at the low end...
by debra
Wed Jan 09, 2019 9:03 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordion size
Replies: 9
Views: 334

Re: accordion size

The difference in range (41 notes F to A versus 37 notes, typically F to F, sometimes G to G) may not sound like it is a lot but you'd be surprised how much music is written for 41 note accordions. You may find 37 notes to be limiting. If you can handle the 120 box you have (give it some time) that ...
by debra
Sun Jan 06, 2019 9:37 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Badinerie on Accordina Regina
Replies: 1
Views: 81

Re: Badinerie on Accordina Regina

Very nice!
One of my favorite pieces "for" accordina. And you play it just as nicely as Richard Galliano!