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by maugein96
Sat Dec 08, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Fingering suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Fingering suggestions please

I found: 454, 321, 231, 323 or with just 3 fingers 343, 324, 234, 434 - maybe you wouldn't find the '3' repeat in a book but ...if it works When faced with something unusual it really is just a case of doing whatever is required, regardless of what is perceived as "correct". Most of us will develop...
by maugein96
Fri Dec 07, 2018 4:12 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Fingering suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Fingering suggestions please

Sorry, I don't understand your notation, and it doesn't seem to agree with the notes given as text, so I'm not sure what comes after the lower F#. For ef#e c#ba F# with the second F# being a lower octave I think I'd use 454 321 then reach across with 2 for the F# If what comes next demands it one c...
by maugein96
Fri Dec 07, 2018 9:17 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Fingering suggestions please
Replies: 6
Views: 241

Re: Fingering suggestions please

Hi Dec, If you try using 2-3-2 for the first triplet then 4-3-2 for the second one that leaves your thumb free to hit the E or F# (unsure of the notation given) at the start of the third triplet. The old French way would probably have you doing that as 2-3-2, 5-4-3, then 2-3-2 (no thumb). The realit...
by maugein96
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:49 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

You might want to try the following Astier/Baselli fingering for C over 4 rows on your 5 row instrument:- C=1,D=2,E=3,F=4,G=1,A=2X,B=3,C=1 . The "X" is their notation for row 4, and it is a lot easier doing it that way. You only play the A on row 4, and stay on the outer 3 rows for the remainder. I...
by maugein96
Mon Dec 03, 2018 8:33 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New member
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: New member

Hi Dec, Sorry, I ran into a technical problem when I changed my e-mail address a few days ago and had to re-register on the forum. The Guerrini was my first accordion and it was just a standard LMMM with no cassotto. I bought nearly all my accordions from Jimmy Clinkscale's shops in Melrose and Gala...
by maugein96
Wed Nov 28, 2018 5:34 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New member
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: New member

Hi Dec, I think that's the very LP I mentioned. If it has a souped up version of "Pigalle" on it then it's the same one. I actually bought the LP from Jimmy Clinkscale, but it disappeared along with my first wife, along with several other of my possessions. I've seen Fintan on You Tube with another ...
by maugein96
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:20 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New member
Replies: 14
Views: 445

Re: New member

Hi Dec, I heard an LP of Fintan Stanley many years ago, and was rather surprised to learn that he had started to play a French spec CBA (I think it was a Piermaria). He seems to have started a trend, as one or two others whose names I can no longer remember followed suit. About that same time Jimmy ...
by maugein96
Wed Nov 28, 2018 10:00 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant 10
Replies: 8
Views: 308

Re: A Scottish Slant 10

Hi Dec, Welcome to the forum. I was born and brought up in the Coatbridge area of Scotland where most of us were more Irish than Scottish. Unfortunately the accordion, and the flute, were the prerogative of the many marching sectarian bands in the area, and I gave the accordion a miss on account of ...
by maugein96
Tue Nov 27, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: MM tuning question
Replies: 25
Views: 685

Re: MM tuning question

I have a registration on my Brandoni which is LM+ and called "horn". It doesn't sound anything like a horn to my ears. I makes me wonder who decides what to call these registrations? Only "master" ( all stops out ) is obvious. I'm sure that **M register on my old Guerrini said "Oboe". On that parti...
by maugein96
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:43 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: MM tuning question
Replies: 25
Views: 685

Re: MM tuning question

I never understood why accordions like the Hohner Morino V (and other models that offer MMM) only give the M and MMM registers and not the other three. Is it perhaps that, as in the clip below, instead of buttons above the treble keyboard, the accordion has a bar underneath the treble keyboard whic...
by maugein96
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:30 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: MM tuning question
Replies: 25
Views: 685

Re: MM tuning question

Hi John, I had a Guerrini LMMM CBA that was Scottish tuned and had a **M register that was effectively useless, due to the pitch the reeds were tuned at. I now play French instruments, and both of those are LMM, which are relatively simple in the choice of registers, giving only the "standard" Frenc...
by maugein96
Mon Nov 26, 2018 9:27 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: MM tuning question
Replies: 25
Views: 685

Re: MM tuning question

John, It seems as though your accordion has a fairly light musette set up compared with wirralaccordion's. Most accordions supplied to the UK that have MMM are tuned pretty wide to cater for the Scottish and Irish music styles that are prevalent here, and they are often tuned a fair bit higher/lower...
by maugein96
Sun Nov 25, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

Bocsa, You might want to try the following Astier/Baselli fingering for C over 4 rows on your 5 row instrument:- C=1,D=2,E=3,F=4,G=1,A=2X,B=3,C=1 . The "X" is their notation for row 4, and it is a lot easier doing it that way. You only play the A on row 4, and stay on the outer 3 rows for the remain...
by maugein96
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Do new accordions improve with playing?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Re: Do new accordions improve with playing?

If it's brand new it will also start to smell better!
by maugein96
Sun Nov 25, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

Bocsa, That exercise isn't intended to progress past G, but as you are curious, I'll go into it a bit further. The assumption was by 1971 that most students would be learning on 4 or 5 row instruments, and the scale of C was usually played over 4 rows if the student possessed such an instrument. How...
by maugein96
Sun Nov 25, 2018 12:41 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

It occurred to me with regard to valuable practice exercises that the French virtuosi, Andre Astier and Joss Baselli, paid a lot of attention to the following exercise for CBA in the very early days of study:- It consists of playing C,D,E,F,G, and return to C, using fingers 1,2,3,4,5 on the outside ...
by maugein96
Sat Nov 24, 2018 6:38 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

Bocsa, Your mention of Jacqueline Waltz takes me back to the 50s and 60s when it was a very popular tune in Scotland. Will Starr was born about 10 miles away from where I lived in North Lanarkshire. I don't know how he did the trills on his B,C,C# box, but very few people indeed have managed to "nai...
by maugein96
Sat Nov 24, 2018 8:54 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

Bocsa, I've seen at least a dozen method books, and no two of them give identical fingering. The vast majority of French method books only give fingering for the outside three rows, at least in the early stages, but their teaching methods are/were consistent with the fact that the earliest French CB...
by maugein96
Fri Nov 23, 2018 11:24 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 877

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

Bocsa, If you're using the thumb it's actually fairly easy using only three fingers. You probably won't find these fingerings in any of the current method books, and I'll admit that they may be a bit unorthodox. However, these are about the easiest I can think of. I taught myself to play using the F...
by maugein96
Fri Nov 23, 2018 7:41 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: traveler and beginner CBAs
Replies: 7
Views: 251

Re: traveler and beginner CBAs

Hi Phil, Sorry, I completely forgot about weight, as it's something that has never entered into the equation with the type of instruments I've played over the years. Lightest instrument I have is a LMM 96 bass CBA, and it weighs 24 pounds. My main instrument is also LMM with 120 bass and weighs 29 l...