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Tom

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Ok, so there has veen some discussion on here lately (related to the Janko keyboard) about different music notation systems, and the (non) usability and / or effectiveness thereof.

I will say that, for me, one innovation I find really effective as a tune learning experience is the so called "piano roll" where a youtube video gives you note timing, fingering suggestions and note duration and overlap (which is an advantage over standard notation). You can download the video, pause it, and scroll it forward and back, and it also has measure number and chord symbols built in. I haven't yet seen this with Stradella bass for accordion, but I don't see any reason why it couldn't be done if there were sufficient interest.....

Check out this example. The bizarre thing is that they have thousands of tunes, 99% by artists I don't recognize, guess that shows my age.....but also an opportunity to discover new tunes.....

 

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I can't get on with it... Tried many times but keep thinking im playing Tetris and start smashing about on my keyboard in panic..... Not a lot different to real notation there...... 🤣
 

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Another thing i found with this system {if watching several fingers all at once wasn't enough} was that the long notes dont sound long like they would on accordion because the piano note is decaying..... I tend to listen to organ players a lot too as hopefully I'll grasp a better understanding of note dynamics.... A Hammond for example doesn't have loud/soft or decay so often to build excitement a player may hold a note for ages (sure ive counted something like 47 seconds on Smiths Misty}... Anyway we can do that either as bellow direction change sxuppers that....
I tend to get a simple head sheet to a tune and then listen to different players on diffferrnt instruments to get a feel of tje melody.... And then just interpret as best i can with the tools the.accordion offers....i probably go about as far as what sort of style I'd like and then try out diifferent approachs...
 

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Good point, Lost, pretty much what I do too, but it's good when it's hard to find a good lead sheet or to see how they do the harmonies.
 

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the app Yousician has this and other views as well

was thinking of hooking my kid up once he reaches that age, with all the colors and stuff

he played his first notes on the melodeon already, next month he is going to be 2
 

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Interesting, thanks Jozz! Wow, starting him young is the way to go.
 

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