meowguy’s fourteen comments

  • Re: What tune are you learning NOW . . this minute?

    Ashokan Farwell. I had it down for the English Concertina, but it is not well suited to B\C button accordion. It's a challenge. more…

  • Re: "Ear" players or note players

    I am a "challenged" player because I play the B/C Box. Learning the notes is only the beginning of being able to play the tune. You then need to learn which finger to use and which button to press to make the note. When you put all that together you ca... more…

  • Re: Irish Dancemaster accordians

    I am a little disappointed in the response to this post. I too am looking for an inexpensive second accordion and was hoping for some input on these models. more…

  • Re: Tune Names

    Lord of the Flies, I used to play in a band with the person who made the original post. He is a terrific fellow and longtime musician. I personally think you should lighten up a little and enjoy the music. Perhaps we can name a tune in your honor: "If ... more…

  • Re: what is the best box to buy?

    Paul, for a duffer like myself the step keyboard just added another wrinkle which I did not need. Most often when playing tunes on the B/C box you will cross over from the inside row to the outside row and vice versa. It is nice to roll your finger over... more…

  • Re: what is the best box to buy?

    Goldfrog, I ordered my Tommy and waited eight months for it to arrive. The flat keyboard was not an option at that time. I believe Ms. Shannon could play a washboard and it would sound better than me. I just found that my fingers were always getting tie... more…

  • Re: Box/Concertina Question

    John Williams plays a Salterelle Button Accordion which is diatonic (it plays different notes on the push and pull). I have not tried an Anglo Concertina, but they are also diatonic. The English style concertina plays the same note on the push and pull.... more…

  • Re: what is the best box to buy?

    I suppose this also depends on how strong you are. The Paolo Soprani is among the heaviest. I had trouble with that. The Castagnari Tommy was a nice small box but mine had a step keyboard and I sold it as unsuitable for ITM. more…

  • B/C box player needs advice with "Wind that shakes the barley".

    I love the tune "Wind that shakes the barley" but it is somewhat of a stretch for me to play on my B/C box. The problem is with the "B" notes in the A part. If I play them on the inner row with button 7 as a pull, the tune sounds smoother, but my bellow... more…

  • Re: which concertina?

    Using the English, you will be able to play every tune no matter what the key. Also, you will probably like the logical layout of the keyboards. You have notes that are on a line on one hand and notes in spaces on the other, you have naturals on the cen... more…