Nikita Pfister’s four hundred and fifty-nine comments

  • Re: Vas-y Mimile

    written as a tribute to Emile Vacher, who created the style “musette” in the 1920-30es. Vacher used to play on a button box with stradella basses, a bit like Jimmy Shand - but his was tuned GCB, not BCC#. There’s a nice recording of him playing Mrs McLeod… more…

  • Re: practice plan for a lazy fiddler

    Hi Peters more…

  • Re: Quickly alternating between push/pull on the bellows (i.e, quick transition from E to B)

    Hi Wodwo! Welcome to the button box world! more…

  • Re: Tim Edey’s box layout

    Thanks guys… just didn’t read the comments on his video… more…

  • Tim Edey’s box layout

    Anyone has a clue on Tim Edey’s 3-row keyboard layout? is it a C#/D/D#, or something else? and the basses? more…

  • Re: Piano or Button Accordion? Help!!!

    Depends also if you want to play harmonies, chords… a piano accordion (or chromatic button, the most logical instrument in the world regarding transposing : same fingering in any key!) would be better… if you want to play mostly melodies, and don’t ca… more…

  • Re: Diatonic boxes

    Eddie, if you tune to the box, if their box allows it, ask them to put a single reed register… otherwise try to sort out an average “A” in the mist of wetness of the box. more…

  • Re: Themed sets by name.

    Jimmy Shand has a set with : “Kiss me quick, my mother’s coming”, “a babe in the woods”, and “over hills and far away”…. more…

  • Re: Gilles Poutoux tutorial for the box

    I agree with most of the comments on Gilles’ tutorial, it shows mostly what you shoudn’t do. And if you don’t do french, it will be awsomely difficult. It’s also not especially meant for one-row melodeon : Gilles plays D/C# (not C#/D!), and speaks of it i… more…

  • Re: Music Notation Software: Sibelius or Finale?

    I’ve been using Sibelius for years… and am quite happy… just I was more enthusiast with older versions. The actual (7) is a bit less easy to tacle for some plug-ins, and the sounds were much better on version 5 for trad music. But I still find it a ve… more…