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Sorry for any inconvenience caused, but the change to the software has now become really necessary.

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by Tom
Fri Jan 18, 2019 4:50 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New Member
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: New Member

Welcome Blashes!
by Tom
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:34 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: What A Wonderful World
Replies: 3
Views: 67

Re: What A Wonderful World

👍🏻👍🏻👍🏻
by Tom
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:31 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New Member
Replies: 8
Views: 150

Re: New Member

Welcome Jessica!
by Tom
Thu Jan 17, 2019 4:29 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: O Sole Mio
Replies: 8
Views: 140

Re: O Sole Mio

Grande, complimentevi! Che bell'arrangiamento.
by Tom
Tue Jan 15, 2019 3:49 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New years resolution....
Replies: 17
Views: 474

Re: New years resolution....

Congratulations and best wishes Jazz!!!!
by Tom
Sun Jan 13, 2019 9:30 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Value of accordion
Replies: 8
Views: 273

Re: Value of accordion

Hi Paige,

If your pics are not posting, they may be too large for the forum. You could try reducing the size to 25% and trying again. Good luck!
by Tom
Sat Jan 12, 2019 9:07 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New member
Replies: 3
Views: 162

Re: New member

Benvenuta Lola!
by Tom
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:13 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Push and pull in Bologna
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: Push and pull in Bologna

Hi John,

Yeah we get the same ads on youtube. It's annoying. I download all the videos I want to watch repeatedly. I meant peace repost the link of Barbara Lucci. Thanks!
by Tom
Sat Jan 12, 2019 4:25 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: A Scottish Slant 13
Replies: 13
Views: 267

Re: A Scottish Slant 13

Great! Sounds like you were having fun!
by Tom
Sat Jan 12, 2019 12:24 am
Forum: European Music
Topic: Push and pull in Bologna
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: Push and pull in Bologna

Hmmmm, post the link again and I'll take a look...
by Tom
Fri Jan 11, 2019 11:09 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Push and pull in Bologna
Replies: 17
Views: 239

Re: Push and pull in Bologna

Looks to me like both CBA players are actually playing notes on the push, making it possible.
by Tom
Fri Jan 11, 2019 3:27 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Shoulder straps? Who needs ’em?
Replies: 13
Views: 209

Re: Shoulder straps? Who needs ’em?

Yup! I prefer to use straps and a back strap for my large accordion. I'm an amateur, but I have a stand because I find it difficult to stand up and play even for an hour. I know if I were to do a 3 hour show it would be impossible. I also have lighter accordions. I disagree that using a stand is res...
by Tom
Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:33 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: The decline of the accordion in Italy
Replies: 6
Views: 151

Re: The decline of the accordion in Italy

Thanks John! Very interesting interview. I don't really fault the small ensembles that are using backing tracks and playing and singing with them. With the rate that these gigs probably pay you could never afford a full band with horns, guitars, a rythem section. At least you can have a very good qu...
by Tom
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:54 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Liscio from Sicily
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Liscio from Sicily

Thanks John, I'll look at this and the other interview when I get the chance. I'm certainly no expert, but I like a lot of the contemporary Italian players and play as much as possible .
by Tom
Thu Jan 10, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Never On A Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Never On A Sunday

Thanks for the info! It's a battle, and Iapplaud your efforts. I really need to do the same. It's quite amazing what you learn be recording and posting the videos. Carry on!
by Tom
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Never On A Sunday
Replies: 4
Views: 101

Re: Never On A Sunday

Hi Roy, Looking good! I'm happy to see that you are now anchored in the frame with your accordion, and the background on this one is interesting. Now I wonder if you think of your communication with your viewers. I think that eye contact and smiling show that the performer is having fun, and helps t...
by Tom
Thu Jan 10, 2019 1:05 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Liscio from Sicily
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Liscio from Sicily

Hi John, It's the same situation here, there are really no television shows at all on accordion music. There are some variety style shows which feature "old time" music but of a very limited viewership. I don't watch tv at all, and am so fortunate to have youtube. This type of accordion music I woul...
by Tom
Thu Jan 10, 2019 2:50 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Liscio from Sicily
Replies: 5
Views: 114

Re: Liscio from Sicily

Real, yes, and well played, but only one of the many "real" Italian styles......and Marsala is technically closer to Africa than Italy, but who's counting? Seems like a good album.
by Tom
Mon Jan 07, 2019 7:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

Yes, ABC is confusing at first, there is a learning curve. Once you figure it out, though, it is super fast to just type CD e/2 [ACF]. I copy and paste formatting commands from one tune to another and adjust as necessary. You have quite a bit of control and I get a look that is professional and "goo...
by Tom
Mon Jan 07, 2019 3:30 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion
Replies: 13
Views: 862

Re: Squashed at computer with CBA accordion

Good luck with the Crescendo! I enter tunes directly into ABC notation in a text editor. I find it faster and easier than a wysiwyg editor once you get the hang of it. (And sometimes can find one online to start with). Like Tony, I rarely find sheet music I like and end up making my own arrangements...