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by Glenn
Sat May 26, 2018 10:07 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: fixed do or moveable do
Replies: 2
Views: 199

Re: fixed do or moveable do

Very interesting piece of history and a nice resource. Certainly more compact for simple melodic lines than current traditional notation.
A number system would however be a visual disaster for instruments playing chords and harmony. Just imagine a Chopin prelude rendered in this scheme[emoji15]
by Glenn
Sat May 26, 2018 7:51 am
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Show Me Your Nerd
Replies: 1
Views: 130

Re: Show Me Your Nerd

Great video. What an amazing collection. Must have made a packet filling in tax returns [emoji4]
Only viewable in USA though so had to invoke my VPN to get access.
by Glenn
Wed May 23, 2018 7:45 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: Matching bellows performance on Roland accordions
Replies: 5
Views: 336

Re: Matching bellows performance on Roland accordions

I can’t do bellows shake on my acoustic very well so I’m not expecting much on my Roland[emoji4]. Like Jerry I experience a clear change in bellows action when switching between accordions but I think it is worth it for the ease of expression with the Roland. I don’t think it’s possible to copy the ...
by Glenn
Wed Apr 25, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: I finally have an accordion
Replies: 9
Views: 1903

Re: I finally have an accordion

Welcome to the forum. You clearly have a lot of musical experience to bring us here. Maybe the posts on learning multiple instruments may be of interest to you (if you haven't seen them already). Look forward to your participation.
by Glenn
Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:33 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Piano or cromatic accordion?
Replies: 119
Views: 6346

Re: Piano or cromatic accordion?

As an aside to this discussion we cannot ignore the history of how these keyboards were designed around solving a technical issue, namely how to get the right force to the right part of an instrument at the right time. You couldn’t imagine a mechanical piano or harpsichord with button keyboard as th...
by Glenn
Wed Apr 18, 2018 6:28 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: Baby steps fixing an accordion. Thanks!
Replies: 2
Views: 201

Re: Baby steps fixing an accordion. Thanks!

Good luck with your repairs. You are getting really well by the sound of it.
The top note being a semitone high sounds quite a lot. You don’t mention the key range but is it a note you need often?
by Glenn
Tue Apr 17, 2018 6:32 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: learning many instruments
Replies: 47
Views: 1135

Re: learning many instruments

I’ve been playing piano since wearing short trousers. Have now played accordion for around 15 years. Piano helped me immensely. This last year I’m trying to teach myself guitar. Have I done something that’s going to torpedo my piano/accordion playing or will the skills I’ve learned about music over ...
by Glenn
Mon Apr 09, 2018 10:08 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Internal mic comparison
Replies: 28
Views: 762

Re: Audio poll!

3 or 4 for me.


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by Glenn
Thu Apr 05, 2018 5:31 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Hohner Bravo II 48 vs Roland FR-1X
Replies: 13
Views: 494

Re: Hohner Bravo II 48 vs Roland FR-1X

My advice us don’t buy a new accordion at the outset. A decent used one will be more complete and if you buy well, you can sell it on again at the price you bought it if you want to upgrade.
by Glenn
Thu Apr 05, 2018 7:10 am
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: TOOLS
Replies: 29
Views: 1388

Re: TOOLS

Well if it were an effect of any serious magnitude for accordion tuning I feel an invention coming on....... A means to pass individual currents through individual reeds so that said individual reeds can be individually magnetised so that said individual reeds can be automatically tuned (you heard i...
by Glenn
Wed Apr 04, 2018 9:19 pm
Forum: How do I ....... ?
Topic: TOOLS
Replies: 29
Views: 1388

Re: TOOLS

Aluminium isn’t magnetic under normal circumstances.
by Glenn
Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:36 am
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: where do i go now?
Replies: 30
Views: 1330

Re: where do i go now?

Muscle memory doesn’t exist. Only practice. Play things you like and don’t even dream that your muscles are memorising jumps. Your brain tells your muscles what to do and if you don’t know what you are doing because you don’t practice with enthusiasm, then no hours of simply jumping between F# and A...
by Glenn
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:02 am
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: You Tube channel recommendations?
Replies: 29
Views: 2340

Re: You Tube channel recommendations?

Moneterisation is now not an issue with posters having merely thousands of followers. That’s simply not enough any more. The rules have changed recently and I can be pretty sure that nothing accordion related can be moneterised on YouTube. On the other hand, subscribing gives you a heads up when new...
by Glenn
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: You Tube channel recommendations?
Replies: 29
Views: 2340

Re: You Tube channel recommendations?

Being a subscriber supports the person posting the video (accordionist need all the support they can get) and their videos pop up to the top when they have new stuff.
by Glenn
Sun Mar 18, 2018 8:32 pm
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: More Roland Expansions
Replies: 21
Views: 977

Re: More Roland Expansions

Have you listened to the sounds Jerry? Are they worth kicking out the standards?
Maybe a future OS update will allow us to swap expansions easily whilst in play mode. However, if you’ve incorporated some expansion sounds in a set etc. then all is not well.
by Glenn
Sat Mar 17, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) For Sale
Topic: Fantini fraud
Replies: 57
Views: 3403

Re: Fantini fraud

Maugein, The bass layout issue is a real one where language issues are concerned. When I ordered my accordion in The Netherlands the dealer phoned through the bass configuration (3x3) in mediocre English whilst I was in the shop to someone in Italy with I can only assume an even poorer grasp of the ...
by Glenn
Thu Mar 15, 2018 6:00 pm
Forum: Accordions (and accessories) For Sale
Topic: Fantini fraud
Replies: 57
Views: 3403

Re: Fantini fraud

Perhaps one thing to learn from this story is not to pay in full in advance. If that’s the only option as a customer then you must walk away. Why should the customer shoulder all the risk?
by Glenn
Tue Mar 06, 2018 7:53 am
Forum: Digital & Midi Accordions
Topic: It's here! Roland FR-8X... MILD TO WILD!
Replies: 9
Views: 540

Re: It's here! Roland FR-8X... MILD TO WILD!

Thanks Jerry. A great start to the series. Nicely presented at a good pace for newcomers.


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by Glenn
Sun Mar 04, 2018 7:27 am
Forum: The Pub
Topic: folk music
Replies: 20
Views: 674

Re: folk music

I don’t see any musical reason why a piano cannot be used in folk music. Any instrument played badly or not in style is a bad folk instrument. The piano is a highly complex mechanical instrument, just like the accordion. Where it differs is in portability. Can’t lug a piano to a gig unless you have ...
by Glenn
Sun Feb 25, 2018 12:53 pm
Forum: Accordion Chat
Topic: Age related syndrome
Replies: 46
Views: 1685

Re: Age related syndrome

Your “cordeen“ musings are a joy to read Steve.


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