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by Tom
Mon Jul 09, 2018 10:46 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: what is your favourite accordion
Replies: 16
Views: 622

Re: what is your favourite accordion

Good luck with the Orfeo, accordian! I would also recommend just taking care of it, clean what you can and have fun and enjoy it. Sounds like there is nothing drastically wrong with it so yeah, you'll have a hard time getting it overhauled for less than the price of a new one. If you can find someon...
by Tom
Mon Jul 09, 2018 12:45 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?
Replies: 15
Views: 516

Re: How to play fill-ins on the accordion?

Thanks for that great demo Jerry! I couldn't resist posting this example of Giorgio C. playing each of these fill types as his wife sings basically, "you can't play around with this love." ☺ It's possible that you might think this is overkill on the fills, but you can get some good ideas of how each...
by Tom
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Hohner 3 row diatonics
Replies: 49
Views: 1436

Re: Hohner 3 row diatonics

Hi Tom, I share much the same points of view as you do. I was actually surprised to learn that Gordon has quite a few people on his books of varying ages, who play purely for pleasure in their own homes, same as me. People constantly "judge" others and say that music is meant to be played for other...
by Tom
Tue Jul 03, 2018 7:21 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Backing tracks - hindrance or help?
Replies: 31
Views: 842

Re: Backing tracks - hindrance or help?

Hmmmmmm, whether using prerecorded music in a live show situation is cheating..... Not sure there is a right answer, and certainly not universal agreement. I think that pretending to play or sing what's actually recorded is pretty lame.
by Tom
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:48 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Hohner 3 row diatonics
Replies: 49
Views: 1436

Re: Hohner 3 row diatonics

Good for you, John. Far as I'm concerned it's about playing and having fun. If you play for people and they enjoy it all the better. I understand that there are people who depend on their music to make a living, and I respect that and enjoy seeing them play. I play only songs I like, have a good tim...
by Tom
Mon Jul 02, 2018 7:11 pm
Forum: Accordion Makes & Models
Topic: Hohner 3 row diatonics
Replies: 49
Views: 1436

Re: Hohner 3 row diatonics

Good to hear you are inspired to continue playing!
by Tom
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:22 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Try to Remember....
Replies: 26
Views: 718

Re: Try to Remember....

Yeah, good advice guys. My friend has a lot of "old" sheet music books from the 50s era, give or take. These old accordion books probably never were super widely distributed and I can't even find them on amazon anymore. I've made lots of copies, which is a good thing, because last week he drove off ...
by Tom
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:16 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Were the pioneers really that great?
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Were the pioneers really that great?

I think it would be very cool to visit Turkey, but yes, probably some scary parts. But also some unique music sounds.
by Tom
Sun Jul 01, 2018 3:14 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Besame Mucho
Replies: 10
Views: 317

Re: Besame Mucho

Great recording Jerry, thank you, a wonderful tribute, beautifully played.
by Tom
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Try to Remember....
Replies: 26
Views: 718

Re: Try to Remember....

Ahhh, "can't remember sh*t disease"? But you still remember how to play, that's good. What I like about the accordion is that it is a "one man band" that you can play and entertain with without singing. I am an "improving singer" so it's good to play the accordion. Although I am by no means an exper...
by Tom
Sat Jun 30, 2018 11:40 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Were the pioneers really that great?
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Were the pioneers really that great?

Yeah, I understand, even all big US cities have areas I won't go into. It's,a shame.
by Tom
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:24 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Try to Remember....
Replies: 26
Views: 718

Re: Try to Remember....

Very cool, Tony, sounds like you've got it going on. Yes, I use "abc notation" to make the sheet music on the computer, and save them in pdf files for printing. It's a little quirky, but over time I've gotten used to it, and have templates for the typesetting. It handles transposing, multiple staves...
by Tom
Sat Jun 30, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Were the pioneers really that great?
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Were the pioneers really that great?

Yeah, I understand. We had never been to Paris and had to try it out. It was fun, we stayed in an AirBnB off the main tourist area and ate street crepes. It was good, but I also prefer the small cities for travel.
by Tom
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Backing tracks - hindrance or help?
Replies: 31
Views: 842

Re: Backing tracks - hindrance or help?

Yup, a good majority of people use them. I'd say at least in my area more are using them than not. Even the street performers are using them. As a quick example, I was coming home last night from a fun evening with friends and noticed a sax player using a backing track on CD to accompany him. [BBvi...
by Tom
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:15 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The Best & The Worst. (in your opinion)
Replies: 36
Views: 1061

Re: The Best & The Worst. (in your opinion)

Yes, that is a lot of money, even for a super nice accordion.
by Tom
Sat Jun 30, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Backing tracks - hindrance or help?
Replies: 31
Views: 842

Re: Backing tracks - hindrance or help?

Yeah, the arranger seems to make a lot of sense. Seems like the Ketron SD 40 has some love among the Italians I follow.
by Tom
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:48 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Were the pioneers really that great?
Replies: 17
Views: 482

Re: Were the pioneers really that great?

When I was in Paris I sought out accordion buskers and found some really good ones and some "not so good" ones. Some played some musette, so it's possible.
by Tom
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Try to Remember....
Replies: 26
Views: 718

Re: Try to Remember....

Good idea! Most of my songs are already in pdf because I make (sheet music) arrangements of just about everything I play. Because I generally don't find a single version I like, I combine elements of several that I find in books or online. The arranger you use seems very cool, and sounds good.
by Tom
Sat Jun 30, 2018 3:39 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The Best & The Worst. (in your opinion)
Replies: 36
Views: 1061

Re: The Best & The Worst. (in your opinion)

The import duty on 9000 euros might be about $125. (I think, based on my accordion)
by Tom
Fri Jun 29, 2018 10:47 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Try to Remember....
Replies: 26
Views: 718

Re: Try to Remember....

Thanks Jeff. When I have my book, I place the setlist inside the front cover where I can see it. I wonder if anyone tapes the list on top of the accordion.