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Seisiuneer

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Hi Alberto,

You weren't able to post a review on the iTunes App Store? That's not good.

If you own an app, you absolutely should be able to rate and review any app.

What exactly happened?

Thanks,

Michael

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Hi y'all,

I'm thinking about what I'd do if I wanted to add an option to the apps to show the scales.

Would it be useful to just have an option to select between
highlighting the 5 primary major scales (C, G, F, D, Bb) listed on
this site:? 

http://davetrial.tripod.com/id40.html

Having an option like that would be fairly simple to add to the app. Now, integration of all the possible scales and modes would be another thing entirely, probably warrant doing an app specifically for that purpose.

Question on scale naming, when you move from a GCF to, for example, a FBbEb, I
would assume that the scale names would also transpose, i.e. Bb, F,
Eb, C, Ab?  I'm curious because in other traditions, the naming stays
the same even if the instrument is transposed, for example, on the
Uilleann pipes, if you're playing a set in the key of C, we still call
the bottom note "D". Same thing for Highland pipes, the instrument is
in Bb, but the notation is written as though the instrument was in the
key of A.

Thanks for any enlightenment,

Michael

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I'm new to ipads, don't know much about them. I was wondering if this thing records other instruments as a multitrack recorder. You could end up with your own karaoke backing. Also, these accordions-are they sounding as an accordion that is dry-tuned, wet-tuned?
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Hello Michael,
Your accordion app is fantastic. Its one of the few apps I have on my iphone that I constantly use.   I am now seriously considering purchasing an iPad now.  I am the creator of the puroalice.com practice tracks web page.  I will be working hard in the next few weeks to try to get new practice songs on that page-- a redova, shotize, polkas and songs.   I have not updated that site in ages and now I am more motivated to get it up to date. 
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Omar,

That would be absolutely fantastic!  I have a link to your site on the support page for the SqueezeBox apps and am very much looking forward to the new tracks!

Cheers,

Michael


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Hi Squiz1box,

The apps are virtual accordions that you just play, no multitracking recording, nothing fancy. You can play along with music in your iTunes collection on the iPad/iPhone/iPod Touch, which is what Omar and I are talking about, he has recordings from his band available that have the accordion track removed so you can practice along with the music right on the iPad.

You hold it and play it like a button accordion.  It has both dry-tuned and wet-tuned sounds.

Check out this video of the original version before it had the Hohner name on it, these are the wet-tuned sounds:



Hoping someone will post a YouTube video on the latest version!

Cheers,

Michael

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Question on scale naming, when you move from a GCF to, for example, a FBbEb, I
would assume that the scale names would also transpose, i.e. Bb, F,
Eb, C, Ab?

Hi Michael,

Myself and others find it helpful to refer to the scales as "positions" so that they are generic for any type accordion you happen to be playing, though as you say, the name would still change when you refer to the scale itself.  The first three position start with main 3 scales of the chosen accordion, while the other two would be the next two scales that are a 4th from the outermost rows starting with the outer row.

 For example:

GCF
1st Position: G
2nd Position: C
3rd Position: F
4th Position: D
5th Position: Bb

FBbEb
1st Position: F
2nd Position: Bb
3rd Position: Eb
4th Position: C
5th Position: Ab

etc..etc... 

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Do the scales you play in the positions match the ones on the site I posted:

http://davetrial.tripod.com/id40.html

i.e. primarily on the pull?  Since I don't play this style instrument myself, I need a bit of hand-holding here. :-)

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Michael


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Mostly, yes.  Scales are typically learned mostly on the pull, save for a few notes.  (Though more advanced players combine in/out notes in scales for shortcuts and greater economy of motion depending on the song.)  Scales are usually practiced in single notes, thirds and inverted thirds.

For a really great resource on how scales are accomplished with the three row diatonic in this style, check out Paco Rios' "Senor Maestro" program.

You choose a scale and it runs through it for you at a tempo of your choosing.  Give it a look, it should help you.

(Hmmm... what if the Squeezbox apps could automatically run through scales by lighting the buttons up, with sound, at a chosen tempo!  I smell another collaboration... )



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So I'll just do the other instrument trx and record them to a multitrack and then on to itunes, put the itunes on the pad and play the virtual accordion along with it.

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I think is a good idea, remmeber the old game Simon say, just repeat the the sequence of lights


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checking this app now for ipod thanks


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David, great stuff!
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Skweezboxmaniac- that's exactly what I envisioned in my earlier post. Glad to see someone else thinking the same thing. I wonder how many others would find that useful.
That's what is so great about forums like these. People can openly talk about things and see them flourish into a finished product.
Michael - I may be getting ahead of myself but I see HUGE potential!

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There should be a version with the bass buttons for the "cinco letras" apps in the future. Any possibilities?

Also, the BbEbAb is not available on iphone??? Darn! Would love that! Hopefully one day!

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Bass buttons are problematic since you need to have a way to control the bellows and handle the basses. I'm not planning to do a version with basses at this time.

A BbEbAb iPhone app certainly is a possibility, especially now that I have the shifting option. Originally, I thought of the Mini as being a limited version of the iPad, but I think with the 1.2 update the app is a lot more useful. It makes sense to consider providing other scales as additional apps. It's certainly simple enough for me to do.

Michael


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Our very own forum member Eazy...

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Great! Can't wait to get cinco letras on my iphone! Thanks for the info!

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I've added these two videos to the Hohner SqueezeBox websites in a new section I've called "Real Players, Real Music". 

Have a cool demo video on one of the apps?  Just let me know and I'll add it to the site!

Cheers and thanks,

Michael


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Would there a possibility to have the accordion sounding like a saxophone or giving you an octaved sound to every button?

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SIMPLY AMAZING!!!!!! will i have to buy an iphone or ipad, is this app compatible on the anriod market????

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Check post # 31...

http://gilbert27.websitetoolbox.com/post/show_single_post?pid=1267540646&postcount=31


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Hi terrazas music,

At this time, the apps are for iOS only.

Squiz1box. Anything is possible, but for now, its just an accordion. :-) 

I also have an iPad apps that is a wireless melodeon MIDI controllers like:

http://www.tradlessons.com/MIDIMelodeon.html

so I certainly could do a three-row version of this in the future.

Cheers,

Michael

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Seisiuneer,
I was thinking like still keeping the diatonic keyboard but with midi capabilities.  I can also sense your enthusiasm, like so much exitement over this new thing and plenty new ideas swimming around your head. Be sure you get enough rest. I know the forum members are just as exited as you. 
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I got it on my iphone! Nice.. Would love the "cinco letra" in the future...

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On my IPad the top three buttons are 1.Eb   2.Ab   3.Db and I though they were suppose to be 1.Eb  2.G#  3.C#.
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Those are the same notes. (Well, at least by name on a western well-tempered scale)
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I can easily do a version that turns the iPad into a wireless MIDI controller, along the lines of my previous apps:

http://www.tradlessons.com/MIDIMelodeon.html

This would be to play a hardware or software synth connected to a PC or Mac.

Interesting?


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