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Making an accordion resources website

Post by accordian » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:19 pm

hello i'm making an accordion website for beginners as when I first started 5 months ago it seemed as though there was not much information such as where to start, sheet music etc.
I would like to have some suggestions to put on the site so far I have put some beginner tips as well as some song tutorials which leads to other people doing tutorials on youtube as well as this I also plan to make my own because as said there isn't always sheet music available for what you want to play and so I want to make tutorials for some of them etc..

but yeah any suggestions for anything else to put on it?

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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by accordian » Fri Dec 01, 2017 12:22 pm

oh and one of the thing's im going to do is link this forum

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Post by JIM D. » Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:31 pm

You might search this site back to 2013 as most everything you are looking for has been posted or covered here in the past 5 years.
Your endeavor to the making of an accordion resources website can be accomplished by "condensing the information" in the posts you will find here.
This of course will be time consuming but the result will most likely be the most informative site on the web.
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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by accordian » Fri Dec 01, 2017 2:47 pm

JIM D. wrote:
Fri Dec 01, 2017 1:31 pm
You might search this site back to 2013 as most everything you are looking for has been posted or covered here in the past 5 years.
Your endeavor to the making of an accordion resources website can be accomplished by "condensing the information" in the posts you will find here.
This of course will be time consuming but the result will most likely be the most informative site on the web.
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ah yes that's true well first of all I will be find many songs that I know and making tutorials in video's as well as using other sources for tutorials such as synthesia songs etc. thanks for the info oh and quick question does a chromatic accordion with stradella bass have two notes on one button on the treble side?

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Post by losthobos » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:12 pm

quick answer...NO...one note per button
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Post by StargazerTony » Sat Dec 02, 2017 2:09 am

A nice idea. Hope you are successful. One thought I have, is to determine what this thing "." is and use it occasionally. Perhaps at the end of a sentence?
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Post by Anyanka » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:08 pm

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... and quick question does a chromatic accordion with stradella bass have two notes on one button on the treble side?
No, and yes.... It's technically the same note, but each button or key relates to several REEDS all playing different versions of the same note.

This depends which coupler setting you're using! For the coupler with one dot, there'll be one note (however, two reeds per note, one that plays on the push, one on the pull) - two dots means you have two versions of the same note, usually tuned slightly differently to give that jangly sound. Two dots with another below, and you have one note that's an octave below the other two.

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Post by Pipemajor » Sat Dec 02, 2017 4:30 pm

And then there's the Shand Morino :hb

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Post by Mr Mark » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:07 am

Well I'm generally pretty new to this but no. The over abundance of information out there on the intertron is overwhelming - most critically (and fortunately!) in the area of sheet music, Perhaps if there was an advanced methodology to improve absorbtion and physical application of this information then yes. Otherwise as a beginner there is no maybe in practice.

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Post by Stephen Hawkins » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:10 am

Accordian,

Please do provide links to your new site; it will be interesting to see how it all pans out.

Have you found someone to edit it yet?

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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by accordian » Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:42 pm

Stephen Hawkins wrote:
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Accordian,

Please do provide links to your new site; it will be interesting to see how it all pans out.

Have you found someone to edit it yet?

Kind Regards,

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well so far im making it myself on wix although at the moment the site is very , very basic. although i plan to have things for beginners such as tips on how to find music without sheets eg. by ear etc. as well as methods for learning i use myself such as naming hand positions for the left hand / left hand rotation angles , tutorials of my own and others etc. the problem is getting everything organised because the way i'm designing site is with diagrams eg. when I click here I go here from here I can go , etc. the thing is everytime I add something I end up changing alot of the design so at the moment i'm still thinking it up

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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Mon Dec 04, 2017 12:23 am

Hello Accordian,

You seem to have all the enthusiasm you need to make your site a success, together with the technical ability to make it work.

Having been co-founder and sole editor of a political forum, I can tell you that running a successful forum requires clarity of purpose and very good communication skills. Any failure in that regard will create a bad impression on the reader, and is likely to result in poor visitor numbers.

I will certainly look at your forum, once you have provided a link.

Good Luck,

Stephen.

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Post by Knobby » Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:45 am

accordian wrote:
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well so far im making it myself on wix .........
You are going to struggle to make something as ambitious as this using Wix, or any other "build your website in 10 minutes without any previous knowledge" type system.
For what you are attempting you would be much better off with a CMS (content management system) such as Joomla or Wordpress.
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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by accordian » Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:55 pm

Knobby wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 9:45 am
accordian wrote:
Sun Dec 03, 2017 11:42 pm

well so far im making it myself on wix .........
You are going to struggle to make something as ambitious as this using Wix, or any other "build your website in 10 minutes without any previous knowledge" type system.
For what you are attempting you would be much better off with a CMS (content management system) such as Joomla or Wordpress.
hmm well honestly i hadn't been considering the forum part yet i mean i was going to link the forum but hadn't considered making my own i was going to gather all the topics i could find from the forum and then put them into categories eg. info for piano accordions and then more categories eg. how to play . fixing , chords etc.

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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by Knobby » Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:58 pm

accordian wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:55 pm
hmm well honestly i hadn't been considering the forum part yet i mean i was going to link the forum but hadn't considered making my own i was going to gather all the topics i could find from the forum and then put them into categories eg. info for piano accordions and then more categories eg. how to play . fixing , chords etc.
My suggestion is nothing to do with a forum. Content Management Systems make designing and managing websites simpler, and allow a level of customisation that you are unlikely to get with Wix et al. They provide a flexible framework for managing information on your website while maintaining the look and feel of your site.
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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:13 pm

Accordian,

I am now very confused.

You seem to be saying that you will take information from this forum, and somehow reorganise it to fit into your new forum. Is this your intention?

If that is what you intend, it would be plagiarism. Legalities aside, it is a morally dubious action.

Please clarify your intentions with regard to the use of material from this forum, as I can foresee some ramifications ahead.

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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by accordian » Mon Dec 04, 2017 10:15 pm

Knobby wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 5:58 pm
accordian wrote:
Mon Dec 04, 2017 4:55 pm
hmm well honestly i hadn't been considering the forum part yet i mean i was going to link the forum but hadn't considered making my own i was going to gather all the topics i could find from the forum and then put them into categories eg. info for piano accordions and then more categories eg. how to play . fixing , chords etc.
My suggestion is nothing to do with a forum. Content Management Systems make designing and managing websites simpler, and allow a level of customisation that you are unlikely to get with Wix et al. They provide a flexible framework for managing information on your website while maintaining the look and feel of your site.
lol I replied to the wrong comment

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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:52 pm

Hello Accordian,

If I am wrong, please tell me. I get the distinct impression that you intend to re-hash threads from this forum and put them on your new forum, and I am struggling to imagine what benefit "your" readers will derive from this.

Perhaps I am a bit slow to catch on, so I would appreciate clarification regarding how you will source and edit the material you intend to use.

Thanking you in anticipation of an early reply.

Kind Regards,

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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by accordian » Wed Dec 06, 2017 7:59 pm

Stephen Hawkins wrote:
Tue Dec 05, 2017 11:52 pm
Hello Accordian,

If I am wrong, please tell me. I get the distinct impression that you intend to re-hash threads from this forum and put them on your new forum, and I am struggling to imagine what benefit "your" readers will derive from this.

Perhaps I am a bit slow to catch on, so I would appreciate clarification regarding how you will source and edit the material you intend to use.

Thanking you in anticipation of an early reply.

Kind Regards,

Stephen.
well at the moment the idea is to make a site that will have tutorials for beginners for playing 2 hands etc. places and ways to find sheet music and different links to different sites such as this one.

my hope is that if people can't quite find what there looking for eg. how to play this song or that song etc. then I will have it if they would like to get more info and I don't have it on the site then that's where I can link other sources of information such as this and others which may prove useful such as video tutorials etc.

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Re: Making an accordion resources website

Post by Stephen Hawkins » Wed Dec 06, 2017 9:46 pm

Hello Accordian,

I would not feel confident enough to attempt a project of the magnitude you are proposing , at least not with the level of experience I have at the moment.

I have taught in many Colleges (and other reputable institutions) but I knew my subjects inside out. Is your knowledge of accordions of a sufficiently high level to pull this off?

Anyway, I guess we will soon know the answer to that question.

Kind Regards,

Stephen.

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