You the man, Dan! Wish I had those people to play with here, at my new house. Trying on zoom, but it's not quite the same. Now tht the covid has subsided somewhat, I'm lining up some more volunteer playing which will be good. Been over a year since I've played anywhere to check out the repertoire.They won't all be as long or as polished as I might like, but I think I can stick to 21 tunes in 21 weeks. Toward the end, I'll record a short set (not all 21) to make sure I keep the early tunes in rotation, and to practice setting up and switching between sounds (User Programs) on the V-Accordion.
Repertoire building is my top priority right now, and having a group of practice buddies is great motivation. There's been a lot of fun tunes shared on this thread, and even when the performance is a little rough, the enthusiasm is always infectious!
Yeah, probably a good idea. ....and I think we're in week 9 now, even if I still haven't posted week 8. Plus I signed up to play once a month at a place for people with less ability than I, so I need to brush up on/add some old sing alongs. Maybe it's time to buckle down on the sight reading at speed before it's too late (see other post on "phase 4.")Tom,
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I really enjoyed that George. You must have used every one of the 41 treble keys on a 41/120 accordion? Is the piece connected with a guy called Gary Meisner who seems to have transcribed a number of musical pieces for accordion and collated the sheet music into book forms, eg The Beatles for Accordion, and if so, is this taken from one of them?Week 8. Don't know if I'll make it to week 21, but will take it one week at a time. This Polka always gives me trouble so I thought I would give it another try...a few minor gaffes. Several key changes A flat - B flat - E flat - F - C . I guess I could play it in just F and C to make it easier but something would seem missing with the key changes.
Thanks. Actually, my accordion has an extended keyboard...45 keys. I seldom, if ever use them all. The song was written Steve Meisner...a Slovenian/Cleveland style accordion player. Here's Steve playing it...he makes it look easy. It's a tough song for me to play.I really enjoyed that George. You must have used every one of the 41 treble keys on a 41/120 accordion? Is the piece connected with a guy called Gary Meisner who seems to have transcribed a number of musical pieces for accordion and collated the sheet music into book forms, eg The Beatles for Accordion, and if so, is this taken from one of them?
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