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Hi everybody - Another newbie...
« on: July 15, 2008, 08:56:40 AM »


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Re: Hi everybody - Another newbie...
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2008, 11:20:00 AM »

Both john kirkpaatrick & Brian Peters play DG boxes (although John also plays 3 row BCC# button accordion). The BC double ray can of course be played easlily in G & D but does not have the rhythmic bass possibilities of the DG box.  Many Irish players more or less ignore the bass!.  There are only 2 duplicated notes on the BC i.e. B & E.  To begin with stick to the C row exept for the required  accidental for the key you are playing in eg just use the F#  on the B row when playing in G.  When playing in A it is often advantageous to use the push B on the B row , which when used in conjunction with the push E on the C row  helps to prevent the bellows going too far out.

start of in the key of C ie on the Crow to get the hanag of the push pull system, then try scales in G then D then A.  Probably the most important thing is to develop a good knowledge of which button plays which notes & in which bellows direction. Once you have got this  you can efectively use the C row as the 'white' notes and the B row for the 'black'notes. 

hope this of some help.


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