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Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

another ingredient that can help generate 'lift' is playing 'long and short notes' i.e instead of playing of playing eg 4 quarter notes the same just pinch a little bit off one and add it to the next one. A trick used on British Chromatic boxes is what I think of as a quick 'back flick' - i.e as the...
by george garside
Mon May 29, 2017 8:45 am
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?

definitely exists - I have one but its definitely not for sale!

george
by george garside
Fri May 26, 2017 7:00 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?

yes and no! If playing a tune in key C it may well be all white notes BUT in some tunes there is what is refered to as an 'accidental'' i.e a single note that is not part of the scale which in the case of C would be a black note. This is clearly indicated in written music . By ear players can usuall...
by george garside
Fri May 26, 2017 7:25 am
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?

Ok, 2. Would it also let me play it just by hearing the tune, without notes ? That's a very good question, and the answer is "it depends". If you are really listening to each note as you practice scales etc, and connecting that sound to your fingers and where they are on the keyboard, the...
by george garside
Thu May 25, 2017 8:57 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: putting 'lift' into dance music

I agree that as a abroad generalisation dancers tend to make better dance musicians ,possible something to do with the fact that they are more likely to watch the dancers and be 'at one ' with them as far as timing, lift etc is concerned. There are two simple indicators of whether you can play with ...
by george garside
Thu May 25, 2017 7:11 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: putting 'lift' into dance music
Replies: 29
Views: 616

Re: Hello all

whilst there is no doubt that practice is the key to making 'long jumps' there is another angle to approach the problem from! Consider how long the note (jumped to) is going to be around for ( in fractions of a second rather than musical time) and consider whether it is worth the effort i.e will the...
by george garside
Thu May 25, 2017 12:23 pm
 
Forum: The Pub
Topic: Hello all
Replies: 13
Views: 240

Re: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?

the book ''hohner complete tutor for the large type chromatic button-key accordion '' by Curt Heroldcontains detailed instructions for all scales including which fingers to use where etc as well as many useful exercises. It covers both B & Csystems I don't know when it was published but might be...
by george garside
Wed May 24, 2017 8:52 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?
Replies: 25
Views: 468

Re: New member in Scotland

Lilly Marlene was one I found went down very well when playing in rest homes and day centres. I even play it sometimes in 'English' folk sessions!

george
by george garside
Wed May 24, 2017 11:13 am
 
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New member in Scotland
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: New member in Scotland

I used to play knees up mother brown and other 'singy' tunes for north west morris - if the punters can join in by singing you tend to get more brass in'tin. Happy days!

George {} :ch
by george garside
Wed May 24, 2017 9:18 am
 
Forum: New on Here?
Topic: New member in Scotland
Replies: 14
Views: 434

Re: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?

Skills yes,theoretical knowledge not necessarily so! There are many exceedingly proficient folk/trad etc players of piano and button boxes who 's playing skills are out of this world but who have little if any theoretical knowledge . On the other hand a surfeit of theoretical 'knowledge' does not gu...
by george garside
Wed May 24, 2017 8:56 am
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Should I learn fingering and other techniques ?
Replies: 25
Views: 468
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