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by maugein96
Wed Dec 13, 2017 10:44 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Right hand chords on CBA
Replies: 19
Views: 1172

Re: Right hand chords on CBA

Hi Ganza, Pleased to see you are interested in getting into Brazilian music on your CBA and hope Michel Lorin's book has been helping you out. The forum seems to have moved on from the time when I was most active on it, and the posts now all seem to cover topics which don't hold much interest for me...
by maugein96
Tue Nov 28, 2017 8:20 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: CBA keyboard variants.
Replies: 14
Views: 942

Re: CBA keyboard variants.

Not on here very often these days and just saw this thread. With reference to the Do2 or Charleroi Belgian B system, the only "big name" I can remember who played that system was Edouard Duleu, a French player from Wattrelos, which is nowadays part of Lille, right on the Belgian border. I do believe...
by maugein96
Mon Nov 27, 2017 2:30 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Alfred Christensen Accordion ID
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Alfred Christensen Accordion ID

Did another bit of digging with this one and it seems that some of Christensen's stock ended up at the Rainbow Music Store, Aulum, a village near Holstebro. I don't know whether any of the staff transferred, but Rainbow Music have a few older used accordions currently listed, mostly C system chromat...
by maugein96
Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:08 am
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Alfred Christensen Accordion ID
Replies: 4
Views: 148

Re: Alfred Christensen Accordion ID

Alfred Christensen was the name of a long established music shop/store in Holstebro, in the north of Denmark, where the accordion is known as the "Harmonika". The instrument would have been made in Italy by Crucianelli for Christensen and has obviously made a transatlantic journey at some stage in i...
by maugein96
Wed Nov 15, 2017 3:44 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: This 90's Latin Accordion Party Music
Replies: 2
Views: 143

Re: This 90's Latin Accordion Party Music

Great music! The three row diatonic accordion styles that are popular in the Americas are not very well known in Europe and it's nice to see and hear a bit of variety.
by maugein96
Tue Nov 14, 2017 5:32 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA

Mityr, I'd probably better say that, like you, I was unable to find any suitable teacher for my chosen instrument, as I had opted to go "foreign" with my choice of music, much in the same manner as you have opted to play an instrument which is "foreign" to the normal Danish mainstream. I know there ...
by maugein96
Tue Nov 14, 2017 10:27 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA
Replies: 7
Views: 338

Re: Help with specific fingering B-griff CBA

Hi, I'm a C system CBA player who has never played B system, but the general principles of playing both systems are the same. I've never taught any musical instrument and do not profess to know any "right" or "wrong" way to play, but your little puzzle intrigued me. I don't know how far you are with...
by maugein96
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:37 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: I can't identify this model
Replies: 2
Views: 255

Re: I can't identify this model

Your "accordion" is actually a Garmon, made by the firm Vologodskiy, which I believe had premises in the town of Vologda in the Oblast Region of Russia, to the north of Moscow. Unfortunately I know absolutely nothing about Garmons, other than they are diatonic, and are usually resistant to the spill...
by maugein96
Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:43 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: LMMM with high reed?
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: LMMM with high reed?

Thanks SS, I do believe I have seen an LMMM with similar if not identical coupler switches years ago, but your findings indicate that it was probably also a conversion. My mother told me not to believe Hans Christian Andersen's stories when I was a kid, and I should have taken her advice. I've not b...
by maugein96
Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:57 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: LMMM with high reed?
Replies: 11
Views: 480

Re: LMMM with high reed?

Phil, The box is LMMM as described by the seller, and has no piccolo or "H" reeds. For whatever reason, Crucianelli have used two coupler switches from LMMH accordions for the Master and Concert settings. "Concert" is the same as the "Brilliant" coupler on your Brandoni, i.e. it will give you the sh...
by maugein96
Wed Nov 08, 2017 10:48 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Are my playing days over?
Replies: 29
Views: 1118

Re: Are my playing days over?

Happy Girl, I'm not on here much these days, but just saw your post and decided to offer up what started off as 2 cents, but as usual ended up being more than a dollar's worth. FWIW I almost lost the ring and pinky finger off my right hand over 20 years ago. I suffered a serious injury to the back o...
by maugein96
Thu Oct 26, 2017 10:19 am
Forum: Tune of the Month
Topic: Calypso Mexico
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: Calypso Mexico

Despite the relative popularity of the accordion in Scotland in the 50s and 60s, very few players dared to venture out of the Scottish Country music "comfort zone", and if an accordion was produced the audience would expect to be entertained with Scottish jigs and reels etc. A handful of pro players...
by maugein96
Wed Oct 25, 2017 11:25 pm
Forum: Tune of the Month
Topic: Calypso Mexico
Replies: 19
Views: 761

Re: Calypso Mexico

Thought the location was "somewhere in the US", until I saw the RATP Paris bus and tram crossing the bridge in the background! Couldn't get an exact location but it's definitely Paris, and not an accordion in sight. I'd probably get the tune down OK, but where I grew up most of the dancers would hav...
by maugein96
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:45 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Link Wray's RUMBLE....
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Link Wray's RUMBLE....

Hi Bruce, I never smoked at all until I joined the British Royal Navy when I was 20 years old, and part of our pay was given to us in duty free tobacco stamps. I decided to become a pipe smoker rather than sell my stamps for a pittance, and never smoked cigarettes at all as they told us they were wa...
by maugein96
Wed Oct 25, 2017 10:14 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Sebastián Bravo from Chile
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Sebastián Bravo from Chile

Hello again Sebastian, I have a cousin who lived in Caracas in Venezuela for a while, and some of the Venezuelan players played French sounding waltzes. This one "La Partida" is a Venezuelan folk tune, but sounds as though there is a strong French influence. Appreciate Venezuela is at the opposite e...
by maugein96
Wed Oct 25, 2017 9:57 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Charlie Watkins...W.E.M. .... English Legend
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Charlie Watkins...W.E.M. .... English Legend

Terry, Only Cosmonauts stuff I wasn't keen on was their takes on the old Surf classics like "Baja" , which was a bit too "heavy" for me. One day I was browsing in a record shop (remember them?) and the guy was playing "Oahu Luau", one of their Hawaiian type efforts. I bought their album, "Surfs You ...
by maugein96
Tue Oct 24, 2017 10:05 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Charlie Watkins...W.E.M. .... English Legend
Replies: 5
Views: 321

Re: Charlie Watkins...W.E.M. .... English Legend

Interesting link Terry. There aren't many characters like Charlie left in this world, and he certainly made his mark in the music world (in the UK at least). My first WEM amp was only a 30 watt job but I remember we were practising and a lady from three streets away came up to us and claimed she cou...
by maugein96
Tue Oct 24, 2017 12:07 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Sebastián Bravo from Chile
Replies: 18
Views: 1158

Re: Sebastián Bravo from Chile

Hi Sebastian, Been off the forum a while playing guitar, as I do that a lot better than accordion. Great to have any accordionists from South America on here. The music is a bit different to what we're used to, but there are some great rhythms in there. Most of the time we Europeans tend to think of...
by maugein96
Tue Oct 24, 2017 11:55 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Link Wray's RUMBLE....
Replies: 11
Views: 499

Re: Link Wray's RUMBLE....

Hi Terry, Yes I had heard of Charlie. I had one of his "WEM" amps in the 70s when I played in a 3rd rate rock type band. They were a lot cheaper than Fender amps and you could also build houses with them! I'm friendly with an old guy called Frank Mabbutt, who now lives in West Lothian, but is origin...
by maugein96
Mon Oct 23, 2017 10:38 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Tarantella Napoletana
Replies: 10
Views: 527

Re: Tarantella Napoletana

Very well done! Love that tune, even though I'm still not entirely sold on digital sound.