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by Tom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:19 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) For Sale
Topic: Scandalli Super Six For Sale
Replies: 2
Views: 33

Re: Scandalli Super Six For Sale

Beautiful! Good luck!
by Tom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:18 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

Viva Columbia!
by Tom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 11:11 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: A smaller accordion.
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: A smaller accordion.

Thanks guys! Yeah, Stephen, some accordions are just built like tanks! I will try to buy one in stock. Hi Tony, I will PM you....
by Tom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:29 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Any diatonic players here ?
Replies: 6
Views: 92

Re: Any diatonic players here ?

Very good! I play a 1.5 row organetto (melodeon) in G when I find the time. I like it, it's a whole different feel to my pianos and a nice change for the mind. I can read, but not sight read at speed. I generally write in the tab when I want to learn a diatonic tune.
by Tom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 3:25 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: A smaller accordion.
Replies: 7
Views: 106

Re: A smaller accordion.

Thanks and great point, Paul. I'm not sure how much extra this would be. I'm happy with the sound of my current setup, so will probably stick with the dural, to stay (pretty much 😐) in my budget.
by Tom
Fri Nov 16, 2018 2:39 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: A smaller accordion.
Replies: 7
Views: 106

A smaller accordion.

I am planning to buy a smaller accordion. I love my 41/120. It has great sound, but I am finding it very heavy at 28 pounds. I tend to pick up one of my smaller factor vintage accordions but it is just not the same. I am thinking of getting a new 34/72 3/5, dural reeds at about 18 pounds. It might n...
by Tom
Thu Nov 15, 2018 12:52 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 4 minus 2, plus 1.
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: 4 minus 2, plus 1.

Hi Stephen,

Yes, I understand and feel the same way. I even eat the institutional food with the old folks when we play at meal sites. Now that I should be paid for!!!!! Good luck!
by Tom
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:12 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: 4 minus 2, plus 1.
Replies: 8
Views: 159

Re: 4 minus 2, plus 1.

Best of luck to you Stephen!
I'm sure it will work out for your ensemble. Too bad you live so far away, I'd love to help you out!
by Tom
Mon Nov 12, 2018 2:16 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant 9
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: A Scottish Slant 9

No doubt!
by Tom
Sun Nov 11, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant 9
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: A Scottish Slant 9

Thanks boxplayer! Interesting, my daughter is at the U Wisconsin now but has not mentioned Scotland. She did a summer course in France, and did send me some pictures of buskers there!
by Tom
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Skype lessons
Replies: 14
Views: 476

Re: Skype lessons

Hi Godgi, I still recommend the small screen mirroring device (Chromecast or the like) connected to hdmi on your TV, with phone as wireless camera and mic. Really easy to use with Skype, leaving you freedom to sit or stand and play unencumbered. I use this method all the time. Good luck with your de...
by Tom
Sun Nov 11, 2018 2:00 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant 9
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: A Scottish Slant 9

Thanks! Hmmmm, what is the "Canadian Barn Dance?" Is it one tune? This example works, and really, it sounds vaguely Canadian as well, maritimes, eh.
by Tom
Fri Nov 09, 2018 2:09 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 391

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

I don't let my reeds smoke. It's not legal in my state either.
by Tom
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:53 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Another Newbie!
Replies: 3
Views: 160

Re: Another Newbie!

Hi Neil, Not sure exactly what you are asking, or what your level is, but you might find the large series of accordion lessons from Liberty Bellows of interest. There are some basic ones to get you going on playing, followed by ones on repertoire and different styles. Here's an intro that might show...
by Tom
Thu Nov 08, 2018 1:32 am
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Looking for advice for my Second Accordion
Replies: 6
Views: 421

Re: Looking for advice for my Second Accordion

Hi and welcome Saunders! Thst's a pretty tall order! I would suggest playing for a while, and with other accordionists to get a better idea of what you like, because it will probably change over time. If you really like the accordion, and especially if you plan to play complex music (like classical)...
by Tom
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Learning too much at the same time
Replies: 9
Views: 308

Re: Learning too much at the same time

Social interaction is a critical, and probably necessary, part of the learning experience, but best if fun. I hope you can find one or two people you can just play with for fun on a regular basis, even if they play other instruments. Or a casual jam or club where there is group playing with no press...
by Tom
Wed Nov 07, 2018 1:23 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Tobias Morgenstern 60 pieces
Replies: 7
Views: 208

Re: Tobias Morgenstern 60 pieces

Hi John,

What is it about? Is it 60 pieces written by Tobias Morgerstern?
Thanks!
by Tom
Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant 9
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: A Scottish Slant 9

Thanks guys! Yeah, it seems like the reinlanders that John posted are closer to what we play than the highlanders. Who knows? It's all good.
by Tom
Mon Nov 05, 2018 2:20 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Never too old to learn?
Replies: 45
Views: 1263

Re: Never too old to learn?

Ha ha ha, same thing happens here, Stephen. We are a college town so it's even worse. I pretty much avoid the beer (throwing) tent!
by Tom
Sun Nov 04, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant 9
Replies: 20
Views: 569

Re: A Scottish Slant 9

Thanks! Now this is confusing to me, because I'm looking though my book of schottishes (sometimes called simply "schottis") and the titles seem positively Norwegian. What does this mean, I don't know. Paul paa Haugan (Paul's Hen and the Fox) Henson Grabbar (Happy Boys) Vaske Gutten (The Laundry Boy)...