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by debra
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:58 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Piano or cromatic accordion?
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Piano or cromatic accordion?

WaldoW wrote:
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:10 am
Have you decided on B or C yet? There is some good advice on the forum about the two...
I believe Luca is from Italy and in that case there isn't a real choice: Italians play C system.
In other areas (like where I live) there is a mix of systems, but in Italy it's all C system (like in France).
by debra
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:55 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Further theft.
Replies: 2
Views: 25

Re: Further theft.

Ouch... These are not the most fancy instruments. Must be a "specific order" or something... Considering what Allodi has in stock and on display (according to the site, have not actually been there) it is strange that nothing more valuable was taken except to satisfy a very specific need by burglars...
by debra
Fri Oct 20, 2017 8:06 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Piano or cromatic accordion?
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Piano or cromatic accordion?

... As you, I started with 3 first lines but the reason was different: I though they were the foundamentals and in some cases the only one present and so I decided to start learning only with that 3. Now as you said I will try to move to the 2-3-4 lines because I really think you are right: it can ...
by debra
Thu Oct 19, 2017 11:23 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Informal videos on 3 row Bayans
Replies: 6
Views: 185

Re: Informal videos on 3 row Bayans

I have no idea what he says about the tuning of the instrument, but I have only one term for the way this instrument sounds: "out of tune". The instrument plays MM. Some notes have absolutely no tremolo and some do, and that is never a good thing.
by debra
Thu Oct 19, 2017 8:09 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Just acquired this - what is it? :)
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Just acquired this - what is it? :)

I've always thought the thing that made an accordion a ladies or woman's accordion is because its owned or played by a lady or woman In case of accordions we only refer to size, ladies size having narrower keys than mens size. There isn't much more about an accordion... A bra is a ladies garment be...
by debra
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:58 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Just acquired this - what is it? :)
Replies: 14
Views: 327

Re: Just acquired this - what is it? :)

Wow interesting discussion, I had no idea. I find it hard enough playing electronic keyboard with a slightly different spacing to a piano keyboard. Did the ladies playing the women's models play exclusively such instruments? The ladies size accordions I knew mostly in my youth were also used by you...
by debra
Wed Oct 18, 2017 9:13 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: sending accordions by courier etc
Replies: 7
Views: 158

Re: sending accordions by courier etc

I have also been lucky. One of my accordions was a supposedly used Bugari 540/ARS/C which was sold to me by someone in Italy and was shipped by courier (to the Netherlands). It was in a gig bag (not a hard case) and packed rather carefully in a larger cardboard shipping box. It arrived sound and saf...
by debra
Wed Oct 18, 2017 8:03 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Graded accordion music ( UK )
Replies: 9
Views: 193

Re: Graded accordion music ( UK )

I recently raised the question of using graded accordion music so that a player can assess what standard he/she is at. I can't find the post but I remember being advised of one at a music college in Canada which did answer the question at the time. ... Sadly such a list is not all that useful for a...
by debra
Mon Oct 16, 2017 1:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Piano or cromatic accordion?
Replies: 27
Views: 609

Re: Piano or cromatic accordion?

Sorry to come in "late in the game". I was performing at a concert yesterday and then processing recordings and photos... My wife and I have played the piano accordion since childhood and switched to button accordion 10 years ago. There were two main motivators: getting a good quality convertor inst...
by debra
Mon Oct 16, 2017 12:49 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Wireless Audio Transmitter and Receiver
Replies: 35
Views: 1972

Re: Wireless Audio Transmitter and Receiver

Tonight's gig the g10 worked perfect. I rechecked the USB connector and it is good. A couple gigs last week it cut out a couple times for a fraction of a second in close range. Even on stage within 3,4 feet I saw the receiver flash like it was searching for another channel while I was playing a son...