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Re: Fast Rappers

I think part of the problem, particularly with 'ad hoc' bands eg anybody can join in, is that particularly with bass/treble instruments such as accordions and melodeons everybody bashes away on the bass but not necessarily with the same precision! I personally prefer to keep the melody to no more th...
by george garside
Thu Mar 23, 2017 1:12 pm
 
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Fast Rappers
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Fast Rappers

. Having done a lot of playing for step clog, I'd also like to think that it's possible for the musician to make the dancer appear better than they might actually be. all part of the art of turning shit into milk chocolate! But seriously playing for rapper clearly demonstrates the point that the rh...
by george garside
Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:05 am
 
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Fast Rappers
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Fast Rappers

Sir Jimmy shand put it very succinctly when he said watch the feet of the dancers and it sort of comes back to you''

george
by george garside
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:42 pm
 
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Fast Rappers
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Fast Rappers

Nice one! That's rather nifty playing by the two boxes there. I can't see much of a problem with having more than one musician when they synchronise that well. [...] we did have a ladies rapper team/side dance at a large Morris convention/rally here in Shoreham a couple of years ago. (Organised by ...
by george garside
Wed Mar 22, 2017 11:42 am
 
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Fast Rappers
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Fast Rappers

see the sword dance union for location of some , but maybe not all, rapper sides. On south coast there is RX womens rapper at hastings and Dorset buttons mens rapper aat wareham. there is of course plenty at sidmouth folk festival and other festivals. other websites are the morris ring and open morr...
by george garside
Tue Mar 21, 2017 9:21 pm
 
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Fast Rappers
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: Fast Rappers

there are lots of rapper dance vids on you tube and all worth a look! Rapper was , I understand, originally danced to a single fiddle. When I played regulary for rapper I preferred to be the only musician rather than having a 'band' as a sole player can more readily adjust as necessary to the feet o...
by george garside
Tue Mar 21, 2017 11:41 am
 
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Fast Rappers
Replies: 12
Views: 126

Re: New Wisconsin Accordionist (and Technique Question)

there is absolutely no need to take the bellows out anywhere near fully extended on a piano accordion and so doing greatly limits bellows control and is bad for the arm and shoulder! Where possible change bellows direction to fit in with phrases but this is far from vital as some play eg 4 bars out ...
by george garside
Mon Mar 20, 2017 10:38 pm
 
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New Wisconsin Accordionist (and Technique Question)
Replies: 10
Views: 166

Re: Playing by ear

Apologies is this has already been asked, I couldn't find it anywhere. This may be a very vague question but what advice can people give me with regards to learning to play by ear. I can read music but want to be able to hear a piece of music and be able to play it. I understand this will take many...
by george garside
Mon Mar 20, 2017 8:13 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing by ear
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: Playing by ear

there is a h uge thread on here re playing by ear - I have brought a section of it up again in the portal part of the forum.
Perhaps someone who knows how to do these things can provide a link to the start of the thread

george
by george garside
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:49 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Playing by ear
Replies: 4
Views: 94

Re: learning to play the accordion by ear

Playing by ear - Some introductory 'pointers' (in no particular order) 1. The term 'playing by ear' is the everyday term for ''Learning a tune by ear and playing it from memory''. It is therefore quite logical that before attempting to play a tune you must be able to hum, whistle or sing it! It is ...
by george garside
Mon Mar 20, 2017 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: learning to play the accordion by ear
Replies: 189
Views: 10570
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