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by losthobos
Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:45 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 884

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 losthobos
Mon Nov 26, 2018 8:28 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Interesting resource on Improvisation
Replies: 9
Views: 252

Re: Interesting resource on Improvisation

Great lessons on improvisation... Thanks for posting.. Really helpful to me
by losthobos
Fri Nov 16, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Gnossieme No 1, Erik Satie, 1888
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Re: Gnossieme No 1, Erik Satie, 1888

Thank you both for your analysis.. Appreciated.. Paul that's a great description.. The notes are there but the music isn't.. Sadly that analogy can probably be applied to a lot of my playing Wout you hit the nail on the head when you say lacking a bit of life.. Funny thing when I hit that record but...
by losthobos
Thu Nov 15, 2018 7:35 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Daily exercises for CBA
Replies: 22
Views: 884

Re: Daily exercises for CBA

i'd say it depends where you want your playing to go and what you wish to achieve... I've never been consistent with practicing scales...or anything for that matter...however i often think the most important practice for me would be the transition notes that lead well into the next chord as well as ...
by losthobos
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:34 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Gnossieme No 1, Erik Satie, 1888
Replies: 3
Views: 279

Gnossieme No 1, Erik Satie, 1888

Found this one really difficult...played far to rigidly..but at least i resisted the temptation to colour the melody with more chordal tones than necessary..
I'll leave in your ears and hope they're not offended...
https://youtu.be/akuY6wza_Ow
by losthobos
Wed Nov 14, 2018 7:43 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Snow Waltz - my first attempt at sharing accordion
Replies: 4
Views: 467

Re: Snow Waltz - my first attempt at sharing accordion

sweet...almost makes me look forward to winter....
by losthobos
Sat Nov 10, 2018 10:37 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: A different style of French jazz accordion
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: A different style of French jazz accordion

We seem to have reached the situation, at least in the world of commercial music, where the accordion is played by accordionists for the benefit of other accordionists, and that's about the sum total of the exercise. Sad but true...we seem to be in the age where melody has been lost in exchange for...
by losthobos
Thu Nov 08, 2018 4:05 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Could smoking affect your reeds?
Replies: 20
Views: 665

Re: Could smoking affect your reeds?

affects my perception....
by losthobos
Sat Nov 03, 2018 12:17 pm
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: French Basses.
Replies: 13
Views: 857

Re: French Basses.

maugein96 wrote:
Sat Nov 03, 2018 9:39 am

I seem to remember one volume saying that the inside bass row was to be used at the discretion of the player to avoid awkward fingering positions, and that was the sum total of the instruction.
I'll go with that......and a very welcome safety net it is too for more than the odd tune or two.....
by losthobos
Mon Oct 29, 2018 10:35 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Records made by Piotr
Replies: 42
Views: 2358

Re: Records made by Piotr

Wonderful tone and playing....Frank would've been proud of you....
by losthobos
Wed Oct 03, 2018 6:46 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Ludovic Beier
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: Ludovic Beier

maugein96 wrote:
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:02 pm
Old Blood.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bYTm-QZuYvk
Now that's one badass funky samba......thanks....keep my mind open 😉
by losthobos
Tue Oct 02, 2018 7:17 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Ludovic Beier
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: Ludovic Beier

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=B7TYaokWdd8
Young bloods....refreshing...
by losthobos
Mon Oct 01, 2018 9:37 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Ludovic Beier
Replies: 16
Views: 945

Re: Ludovic Beier

mitchnc wrote:
Mon Oct 01, 2018 5:27 pm
I forgot about Samuel Garcia. He's also amazing.
Thank you....watched a few of his duets...lovely headiness to the tunes...
https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7n8-srZUUGI
by losthobos
Wed Sep 26, 2018 8:33 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: I don't like that
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: I don't like that

I should add - one reason i pursued accordion is to create more performing opportunities. I can walk in just about anywhere with accordion around my neck and be readily accepted. I find this accessibility tremendous asset: the sound of the instrument is well-liked and evocative, and the logistic co...
by losthobos
Mon Sep 24, 2018 6:55 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: I don't like that
Replies: 54
Views: 2439

Re: I don't like that

It don't mean a thing if it ain't got that swing.....😉
Honest emotion is easier for me to listen to over blistering pyrotechnics....
I find accordion music tends to show off the accordionists fingers rather than enrapture the listeners ears.....music isn't there to be watched....
by losthobos
Sat Sep 22, 2018 4:27 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: September Song.... Kurt Weill... 1938
Replies: 2
Views: 227

Re: September Song.... Kurt Weill... 1938

Third pic is a deer astride a doll like girl...it's the lighter mooded pic of the four....generally her work has dark edges
They are by Toulouse graffiti artist Miss Van...not sure if she's still working....check her images on google..
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Miss_Van
by losthobos
Sat Sep 22, 2018 2:45 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: September Song.... Kurt Weill... 1938
Replies: 2
Views: 227

September Song.... Kurt Weill... 1938

Thought i may sneak this one in quick before the month ends and autumn is truly upon us...
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by losthobos
Fri Sep 21, 2018 7:52 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: accordions on planes...
Replies: 19
Views: 905

Re: accordions on planes...

Yep.... I've a friend who works for Swissport or whatever handlers are called...i asked him about baggage and he told me that it was dropped down an almost vertical slide the height of two storey house....before running off on a curved bottom where it slide along to meet next handler who would gentl...
by losthobos
Wed Sep 19, 2018 7:33 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes
Replies: 16
Views: 731

Re: New acoustic piano accordions with built in mikes

I believe common opinion is that as we don't listen to an accordion from the inside it's better to mic from the outside as the sound has some room to naturally breath before being picked up by mic as opposed to resonatting inside box with internal mics.... I bought this system from Bernard the other...