kris’s seven hundred and twenty-four comments

  • Re: Getting back in the saddle

    Haven't posted here in ages, but happened to stumble in. I used to teach accordion, and the physical hazards are many. I suggest that you book a couple of sessions with either a physical therapist or a postural specialist of some kind (Alexander Technique... more…

  • Re: Christian Tunes?

    De'il Stick the Minister more…

  • Re: Alone on this road….

    Interesting question. I am not really a session player, but I enjoy playing in bands, teaching, solo performing, etc. I used to live in a UK city and had plenty of opporturities for interaction with other musicians. more…

  • Re: How to influence a "violin" player

    I don't think you can get her interested if she doesn't want to be. However, how about suggesting she attend some kind of workshop or Irish fiddle weekend. That might spark her interest. more…

  • Re: Box player question.

    I totally agree that slow "right" practise beats fast "wrong" practise! With a couple of caveats - more…

  • Re: Martin Hayes in the JOM

    Thank you for that link. What a wonderful article. more…

  • Re: House Concerts - wave of the future?

    I've been to a couple recently and I think they're a great idea. Always the last to know, I only recently became aware of house concerts. However, when I checked it out on Google I find that in the US, at least, it's huge, with a pretty well organised cir... more…

  • Re: Old Hohner Double Ray Black Dot?

    I used to have a D/Eb - old body style. As far as I know this was its original tuning. more…

  • Re: How they get that sound in Balkan music?

    Not sure I really understand your question "how do they get that sound". Do you mean the timbre of the accordion (which is mostly down to choice of couplers) the ornamentation (just practise) or the tunes themselves? The tunes tend to have more parts than... more…

  • Melodeons, accordions, Folk Roots on eBay

    As part of my process of moving back home to Colorado from Scotland I have a number of things on eBay: more…