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by debra
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Snow Waltz - my first attempt at sharing accordion
Replies: 4
Views: 325

Re: Snow Waltz - my first attempt at sharing accordion

Good start. Try to change bellow direction on a measure bar (when there is no long note still continuing).
Playing such that you cannot hear where the bellow direction changes takes some time to master but is essential for making an accordion performance sound good.
by debra
Tue Nov 13, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Progress of self-learning CBA after a month
Replies: 9
Views: 294

Re: Progress of self-learning CBA after a month

Good progress in a short period of time! Here are a few (hopefully helpful) comments: - Make the right shoulder strap longer and the left one shorter so the accordion moves more towards your left. You should be able to keep your hand and forearm in a straight line while playing, not at a 90 degree a...
by debra
Mon Nov 12, 2018 5:30 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: How do I measure tuning of my accordion?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: How do I measure tuning of my accordion?

Paul said If you use the MM register you should not hear any tremolo on any single note if the instrument is dry tuned. I do wonder what would be the point of this for two reeds ( usually clarinet ) of the same pitch? Double the volume? On a non-cassotto instrument dry tuning of MM is indeed of lit...
by debra
Mon Nov 12, 2018 4:48 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) Wanted
Topic: Wanted 96/80 bass accordion
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Wanted 96/80 bass accordion

A non-cassotto instrument can have plenty of volume. A typical non-cassotto accordion is a cheaper model with not so good reeds. I have an old (41/120) Crucianelli here which is LMMM and it has Bugari TAM reeds and *plenty* of volume. However, even with good reeds and enough volume you cannot replic...
by debra
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) Wanted
Topic: Wanted 96/80 bass accordion
Replies: 6
Views: 244

Re: Wanted 96/80 bass accordion

Your signature shows that you have a Vignoni 37/96 double cassotto. That is a good quality italian accordion but it is definitely more than 9 kg. Your problem is that you probably want the same quality but lighter. That is a tall order! There may be lighter instruments around but you should be aware...
by debra
Mon Nov 12, 2018 3:51 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: How do I measure tuning of my accordion?
Replies: 4
Views: 157

Re: How do I measure tuning of my accordion?

You can download a tuner for your phone. I use da tuner lite for instance, but there are many others. You can then measure each of the two M reeds separately (using the registers that do this, or manipulate the register sliders under the grille). They should show the same deviation. Most tuners are ...
by debra
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:19 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Looking for advice for my Second Accordion
Replies: 6
Views: 382

Re: Looking for advice for my Second Accordion

You already got the best advice: to try out as many boxes as you can. A good start is a visit to the Frankfurter Musikmesse (typically in March) but it is a long trip for you. The main problem with your wishlist is that it has conflicting wishes. Especially the "mellow" sound, which asks for a casso...
by debra
Fri Nov 09, 2018 3:13 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Help on smooth bellow movement
Replies: 1
Views: 84

Re: Help on smooth bellow movement

It is normal for the bellow to move more as you press bass buttons. The trick is to keep the tension on the bellow constant so that a long note or chord you play with the right hand keeps sounding continuously at the same volume while you are pressing and releasing bass buttons. The change in moveme...
by debra
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:57 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 342

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

The old repairman who taught me the first basics told me of professional players (in the period of 30 to 60 years ago) who needed to have their accordion cleaned thoroughly once a year. That included removing all the reed plates and soaking them overnight in naphtha before a thorough cleaning, rewax...
by debra
Thu Nov 08, 2018 12:21 pm
Forum: Tunes & How to Play Them
Topic: "Memories of Paris" by Frank Morocco
Replies: 6
Views: 239

Re: "Memories of Paris" by Frank Morocco

Is this it? Memories of Paris by Frank Marocco Seems to go with this youtube video: cordeenman Googling "Memories of Paris accordion pdf" gives several other likely results. Cordeenman plays this nicely, but it does not seem to be the song from the musescore site... (and it's not only the key it is...
by debra
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:52 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: female for knurled screw
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: female for knurled screw

:tup: thanks, threaded insert was the term I was looking for btw the Carini site doesn't seem to offer the screws itself? only the inserts Can't find it quickly but I have seen the type of bolts (used for fixing the grille) in the physical store so it should be on the site somewhere. But that site ...
by debra
Thu Nov 08, 2018 9:47 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Opera Singer Looking for Advice
Replies: 7
Views: 292

Re: Opera Singer Looking for Advice

Welcome to this forum! Since you are from Switzerland I would suggest you do what many Swiss do: C griff. There is a "flat" C griff system that is becoming less common and was only common in Switzerland and there is the "stepped" C griff system that is most popular nowadays so I suggest you start wi...
by debra
Wed Nov 07, 2018 4:45 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: female for knurled screw
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: female for knurled screw

Hi Jazz. From my highly developed and well polished observational powers, I don't think that this is that type of form. That is the problem with the Carina site and shop: if you are somewhat unsure what it is you need you really need to visit the shop... in Castelfidardo. Not an option for many of ...
by debra
Wed Nov 07, 2018 3:15 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: female for knurled screw
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: female for knurled screw

it doesn't show prices to me? but no then I will give it a go :D It only shows prices (not including 22% Italian VAT) after you log in. With Carini it only really makes sense to order when you need to order a lot more, to offset the shipping costs. But generally I have been very happy with the pric...
by debra
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:43 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: female for knurled screw
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: female for knurled screw

jozz wrote:
Wed Nov 07, 2018 12:18 pm
that is correct but Carini needs me to take 25 at once... :|

I just need a couple screws and inserts as a set I guess
Are you complaining about 2,84 euro (for all 25, including VAT)?
Seriously?
by debra
Wed Nov 07, 2018 11:20 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: female for knurled screw
Replies: 14
Views: 284

Re: female for knurled screw

You are probably looking for:
http://www.carinidena.it/MS5ECOMMERCE60 ... arti=51261
Image
Not entirely sure about the size, but Carini has all this kind of stuff.
by debra
Mon Nov 05, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Arguments for monocolour buttons in CBAs
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Arguments for monocolour buttons in CBAs

While I agree that muscle memory (which does not exist as a literal concept as muscles have no memory) can help to find your way on a monocolour keyboard without marked keys after a lot of practice and sticking to one accordion. My reality is that of several accordions (mostly a bayan and a bass acc...
by debra
Mon Nov 05, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Arguments for monocolour buttons in CBAs
Replies: 9
Views: 239

Re: Arguments for monocolour buttons in CBAs

The combination of monocolor and no C and F (or other) markings would be a disaster because there would be no easy possibility to find a specific note on the keyboard without trying (or counting from top or bottom). Even with colors but no textured C and F markings it is very hard to play (as I expe...
by debra
Mon Nov 05, 2018 12:27 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The 'C' vs the 'B' Giff system Chromatic
Replies: 17
Views: 583

Re: The 'C' vs the 'B' Giff system Chromatic

For those of us who play with unmarked monocolour treble buttons, there is also the F# and Eb system to cope with (if we inadvertently start in the wrong row). Wait, so not all accordions have "textured" keys? i thought they all had it, but were not visible. Also, are monocoulour buttons accordions...
by debra
Sun Nov 04, 2018 7:55 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: How do you interpret current state of an accordion's tuning?
Replies: 8
Views: 339

Re: How do you interpret current state of an accordion's tuning?

... Given that "just-noticeable difference" is generally reckoned to be about 5 cents ( I googled this ), does your criteria for tuning assume that the tuning may shift during the accordion's use before it reaches a "just-noticeable difference" deviation of 5 cents and therefore become noticeable o...