B/C button box ( a few questions)
A few quick questions. By the way, I love this website. It is very, very insightful and helpful! Thank you in advance.
I just purchased a B/C button accordion about a month ago. I am having very good luck learning some tunes both old and new to me. I used to have a C#/D a long time ago and played a few tunes on it but the learning curve was much bigger. The B/C is much easier to learn tunes on, at least for me.
Question number one: When playing a tune, if I want to use the left hand bass and chord accompaniment, how do I find those basses and chords? Trial and error? Just use my ear to find them gradually and slowly? I also read on different websites that B/C Irish button box players don’t normally use that many basses and chords. Is this actually true? If so, why is that? Just curious.
Question number two: When I am online listening to different tunes and want to learn one, they are often in several different keys. Is there one specific key or do I just choose one that fits my playing style and beginner needs?
Third and last question: When I am playing a tune with the limited chords and basses that I DO know, I will sometimes have the bellows extended very far out. In other words, I am running out of air, mostly on the pull. I know that the air button has something to do with this issue. Any tips or advice on how to use the air button more efficiently?
I know these are complicated questions, but this forum has proved to be a delightful one for me to look at. Thanks in advance for any help and advice!