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by Anyanka
Mon Apr 23, 2018 4:03 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Art
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: Accordion Art

.... and here's the one I made for Tweed. Collage of found materials and objects, quite small.
by Anyanka
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:59 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Art
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: Accordion Art

maugein96 wrote:
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:30 pm
If I had signed the doors "Picasso", do you think I would have got away with it?
That wouldn't make it art, but it would make it a forgery! ;)
by Anyanka
Mon Apr 23, 2018 3:58 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Art
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: Accordion Art

I've had a little Google searching for accordions in art - most of the results were rather twee and not to my taste, but THIS - a bit of a surprise, a female player painted by one of my favourite artists, the amazing Paula Rego. I've never seen this before, and I really hope that it's genuine!
by Anyanka
Mon Apr 23, 2018 12:39 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Art
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: Accordion Art

Anyanka, I seem to remember something called "Art Appreciation" when I was at school. Reckon I must have done a "Picasso" that day and failed to appear! Do you get a prize if you can see the accordionist? I think I'd have more chance of hearing the accordionist in the painting, because I definitely...
by Anyanka
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:25 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 3/6
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: 3/6

The tune is in 6/8 time. I don't see how a 3/4 comp would work in 6/8. If you count 123456. The drummer will play the accented beat on count 4. Any ideas or maybe accordion recordings in 6/8? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nlIEoKg8ZQg - definitely 3/4, not 6/8. The difference is that you can count...
by Anyanka
Sun Apr 22, 2018 5:17 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion Art
Replies: 23
Views: 360

Re: Accordion Art

Sorry I don't know how to link photos to forum but perhaps those clever enough could start adding links to artworks Seeing Picasso's cubism painting The Accordionist prompted this thread Thank you "This painting, The Accordionist, was painted by Pablo Picasso in 1911. This painting depicted a man w...
by Anyanka
Sat Apr 21, 2018 5:36 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: 3/6
Replies: 13
Views: 207

Re: 3/6

I've had a quick listen, and it is a waltz - i.e. 3/4 - but quite fast. You could just play a block chord on the first beat of each bar. Alternatively, bass note on the first bar, chord on the second.
by Anyanka
Tue Apr 17, 2018 3:21 pm
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: Mask & Snus-valsen
Replies: 6
Views: 110

Re: Mask & Snus-valsen

That's absolutely delightful! I particularly like the instrumental sections - which is not a criticism of your singing, I just generally prefer non-vocal music. It made me do the Chair Dance ;)
by Anyanka
Tue Apr 17, 2018 12:08 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: CBA beginners or experienced players
Replies: 49
Views: 580

Re: CBA beginners or experienced players

Maugein made a very good point which reminded me WHY I bought the Hohner Amati with black & white buttons - it was the only way that I could be sure that it was a C-system! I've occasionally eyed up ancient Hohner Cornelias on German ebay, but refrained from buying as I couldn't tell what system the...
by Anyanka
Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:48 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: CBA beginners or experienced players
Replies: 49
Views: 580

Re: CBA beginners or experienced players

I prefer having black & white buttons (both my CBAs have them), although I don't look at them while playing. The Pigini has textured F & C buttons for orientation, but the little Amati does not, so I do sometimes use the b&w patterns to get my starting place esp when we use an unusual key (it's my M...
by Anyanka
Sat Apr 14, 2018 7:08 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: Looking for piano accordion tutor books
Replies: 8
Views: 409

Re: Looking for piano accordion tutor books

Hi Luna - I've JUST had a clearout of sheet music, and have three or four very old accordion tutor booklets that I was going to take to a charity shop (which is where they came from). If you are interested, let me know by private message, and I can dig them back out of the charity bag & give you mor...
by Anyanka
Wed Apr 04, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: chinese stella a good beginner accordion?
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: chinese stella a good beginner accordion?

[...] to be honest, in case to be beginner and use this accordion, I probably definitelly stop learning ... . For the same price it is possible to buy e.g. used Czech made Delicia accordion in perfect condition, or older Weltmeister or Hohner ... [...] That's a very good point! My second accordion,...
by Anyanka
Wed Apr 04, 2018 10:38 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: chinese stella a good beginner accordion?
Replies: 12
Views: 275

Re: chinese stella a good beginner accordion?

My first accordion was a Stella 48 bass, bought second-hand via ebay (but I tried it before buying). It did the job, i.e. I used it for a few weeks to make sure that I could learn to play an accordion. However, the sound was awful and the quality of the box was very poor - clacky keys, a shoddy casi...
by Anyanka
Tue Apr 03, 2018 11:40 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion sound backing in films
Replies: 3
Views: 168

Re: Accordion sound backing in films

On television, accordion music is used whenever the action moves to France...
by Anyanka
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: learning by doing?
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: learning by doing?

re the off-topic topic - music is still music when there is no audience. I love the sense of purpose that comes with playing for dancers (I also play for ceilidhs and French folk dancing occasionally), but one of my favourite musical activities is improvising on the piano. It's like a meditation, co...
by Anyanka
Thu Mar 22, 2018 10:28 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: learning by doing?
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: learning by doing?

Do you sing the melodies or just play them on the squeezbox? Swedish dance music is kinda strange to sing, I would say, but it's singable for some. Would that be your experience with Englush dances? Do you sing them in order to remeber them in your head? I often hear that singing basslines or melod...
by Anyanka
Wed Mar 21, 2018 6:03 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: learning by doing?
Replies: 18
Views: 437

Re: learning by doing?

When you play for actual dancers, you get feedback - not just verbal feedback later (if you're lucky), but immediate visual clues. If you've made everyone get to their feet, you must have done something right. Also, you'll be able to tell if your speed is a) consistent and b) appropriate; if you mak...
by Anyanka
Mon Mar 19, 2018 2:26 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: the annoying phrase "you sound good"
Replies: 29
Views: 862

Re: the annoying phrase "you sound good"

I'll second the 'slow down!' advice and have this to add: try to play without looking at the keyboard. You need to get a feel for the 'geography' of your accordion; play slowly - play scales & arpeggios (slowly until they are solid, then speed up) without looking, and without a mirror. Just feel you...
by Anyanka
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:54 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The Shape of Water
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: The Shape of Water

Have you got a Youtube link to the soundtrack? The one I listened to didn't sound like accordion. Very odd. Most of the trailers I found on YouTube seem to omit the accordion, although it was a major feature through the entire soundtrack. The accordion comes in around 1:25 on this one: https://yout...
by Anyanka
Mon Mar 12, 2018 2:42 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: The Shape of Water
Replies: 8
Views: 346

Re: The Shape of Water

Is it a soppy chick flick? Absolutely not! There is a love story, and it's got elements of fairy tales/magic realism, but if it were a chick flick, you wouldn't find the daughter & me anywhere near it ;) Describing it as a 'cross between Amelie and Creature from the Black Lagoon' is rather appropri...