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by Anyanka
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:07 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Norwegian Swing (honest!)
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Norwegian Swing (honest!)

Kirsten, The larger than life Lindesnes Trekkspillklubb, from Southern Norway, which comprises members who play various accordions, regularly feature on You Tube. [...] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f5CCqmw_JF0 They also play a Swedish type dance involving two male dance partners, but I don't kno...
by Anyanka
Mon Jul 16, 2018 7:04 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Pieces not written for piano accordion
Replies: 30
Views: 509

Re: Pieces not written for piano accordion

Going back to some earlier postings, but without wanting to pick on just one of them... Personally, I hardly ever like instrumental versions of pop or rock songs (especially not on accordion.) - most of them are written for a voice with limited range, and they very often feature repeated notes which...
by Anyanka
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Pieces not written for piano accordion
Replies: 30
Views: 509

Re: Pieces not written for piano accordion

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrOsQbZMXcs Just wondered what is the significance of the doughnut on his music stand. Perhaps that's the secret we have all been looking for. :ch It's a Simpson's reference - there are more doughnuts on the right, and also a can of Duff beer, Homer Simpson's favouri...
by Anyanka
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:48 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: does anyone customise there accordions
Replies: 13
Views: 178

Re: does anyone customise there accordions

Similar in principle to Paul, functional alterations only - I've had my 48 bass customised to run from Bb to B rather than Eb to E. No surface alterations, as it already fitted my Morris colours with the red case and yellow bellows :) It also has a delightful lack of letters - only the H and the R r...
by Anyanka
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:44 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Norwegian Swing (honest!)
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Norwegian Swing (honest!)

I'm not sure that I've listen to ANY Norwegian folk (I do find it difficult to remember the precise nationality of Scandinavian musicians), but I like a lot of Swedish music. I mostly play it on the Säckpipa though ;) Correction: I recently bought a CD from Norway after learning one of the tunes at ...
by Anyanka
Sat Jul 14, 2018 5:33 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: left hand bass information
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: left hand bass information

I don't think I rotate my hand at all - it's added strain on the wrist - best to move up and down rather than rotate. if you don't mind me asking could you record yourself playing as I've not heard of this. thanks I've got two videos of our former ceilidh band line-up with accordion... the first on...
by Anyanka
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:19 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Pieces not written for piano accordion
Replies: 30
Views: 509

Re: Pieces not written for piano accordion

Phil, Just change the title to "Les Simpsons" and it's easy. (Well maybe not that easy). I've asked him if he's ever got right through "Rudolph The Red Nosed Reindeer", as most people say I look like Santa Claus, so I thought I'd learn the tune! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qrOsQbZMXcs P.S. I re...
by Anyanka
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: European Music
Topic: Norwegian Swing (honest!)
Replies: 9
Views: 161

Re: Norwegian Swing (honest!)

Cool!

5 chromatic button accordians and only 2 PAs. You wouldn't get that situation here.
by Anyanka
Fri Jul 13, 2018 1:13 pm
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: left hand bass information
Replies: 13
Views: 202

Re: left hand bass information

I don't think I rotate my hand at all - it's added strain on the wrist - best to move up and down rather than rotate.
by Anyanka
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:45 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Accordion sound backing in films
Replies: 11
Views: 436

Re: Accordion sound backing in films

I watched a classic English film last night - "Saturday Night and Sunday Morning". The soundtrack was composed by Johnny Dankworth, and features quite a lot of accordion, rather lovely and almost entirely played on single reed - probably because Dankworth didn't want accordion but the director, Kare...
by Anyanka
Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:41 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Pieces not written for piano accordion
Replies: 30
Views: 509

Re: Pieces not written for piano accordion

I am currently practicing Lully's Courante in Em on CBA with freebass (I've previously played this on piano). For some strange reason it sounds particularly good on LM in the right hand, kinda church organy.

Also improvising on Gershwin's 'Summer Time' in Gm, because it's that time of year.
by Anyanka
Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:41 am
Forum: I Did That!
Topic: French-Canadian tune
Replies: 12
Views: 192

Re: French-Canadian tune

Yffisch wrote:
Tue Jul 10, 2018 7:39 pm
Hmm, I could not really find either Geoff or his band on youtube?
Geoff is a forum member ;)
by Anyanka
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:09 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: cajun accordion
Replies: 3
Views: 111

Re: cajun accordion

The typical Cajun accordion is a melodeon - a one-row diatonic box. I have seen Cajun music played on piano accordions, but they lack the 'punch' of the proper Cajun boxes!
by Anyanka
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:06 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: what is your favourite accordion
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: what is your favourite accordion

unless they really try to milk what they can sell the last time I saw a pigini price was around 10 thousand £ That was either excessive, or one of the top-of-the-range boxes. You can get a very nice new Pigini P36 (72-bass, 3-voice) for £2,750 from Emilio Allodi. Pigini also make top-notch professi...
by Anyanka
Sat Jul 07, 2018 4:01 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 858

Re: Name your favourite beer

I've heard of deep fried Mars bars, but I've never tried one. Yet. Shan't judge it till I've tasted it.
by Anyanka
Fri Jul 06, 2018 4:00 pm
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Name your favourite beer
Replies: 45
Views: 858

Re: Name your favourite beer

jozz wrote:
Fri Jul 06, 2018 8:27 am
I know what all you guys favourite beer is because I am telepathic:

Your favorite beer is free, and your second favorite is cold....

:ch
COLD beer? You've not been to England, I take it.
by Anyanka
Fri Jul 06, 2018 1:00 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: what is your favourite accordion
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: what is your favourite accordion

John Kirkpatrick plays an Orfeo BCC#, i.e. one of those really challenging melodeon/accordion hybrids.... sounds great when he plays it. My favourites are the Pigini accordions, but I'm quite fond of Allodi and Fisart as well :) ah i see. I didnt believe the price of those pigini's They are hand-ma...
by Anyanka
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:06 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: what is your favourite accordion
Replies: 16
Views: 386

Re: what is your favourite accordion

John Kirkpatrick plays an Orfeo BCC#, i.e. one of those really challenging melodeon/accordion hybrids.... sounds great when he plays it.

My favourites are the Pigini accordions, but I'm quite fond of Allodi and Fisart as well :)
by Anyanka
Fri Jul 06, 2018 12:02 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Backing tracks - hindrance or help?
Replies: 31
Views: 528

Re: Backing tracks - hindrance or help?

That wasn't really why they stopped touring though - their fans made so much noise that nobody could hear the music anyway. But I wouldn't discount their shift to using the studio as an "instrument" in their work either. Absolutely - the move toward more complex tunes was already evident from Rubbe...
by Anyanka
Thu Jul 05, 2018 9:44 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Backing tracks - hindrance or help?
Replies: 31
Views: 528

Re: Backing tracks - hindrance or help?

Exactly... and though they were offered the chance to do a St. Peppers tour, it was impossible, so the choice was made... backking tracks or no tour, because packing that many people on tour was not viable for them, so was never going to happen. Basically they made a choice not to use backing track...