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Re: Unable to hear my accordion !

There are many and varied gatherings that go under the generic name of 'session'. They range from small ,sometimes not very welcoming, almost 'private' sessions in which a small number of bods gather regularly and stik to a well honed repertoire. Then there are the musical equivalent of 'singarounds...
by george garside
Tue Mar 28, 2017 11:26 am
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Unable to hear my accordion !
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Unable to hear my accordion !

inevitable in a line up of accordions your bass end is next to the player on your lefts treble keyboard and your treble keyboard is next to the bass end of the bod on your right and so on and so on! To make this work well everybody should be keeping the bass relatively quiet in relation to the trebl...
by george garside
Mon Mar 27, 2017 7:20 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Unable to hear my accordion !
Replies: 8
Views: 120

Re: Unable to hear my accordion !

hearing yourself play when in a 'group' is not always easy and needs a bit of practice. Also bear in mind that another musician sat on your left may himself feel drowned out by your bass! You don't say what sort of group it is or what type of box you are playing or what the other instruments in the ...
by george garside
Mon Mar 27, 2017 4:00 pm
 
Forum: Teaching & Learning
Topic: Unable to hear my accordion !
Replies: 8
Views: 120

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: 131

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: 131

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''

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by george garside
Wed Mar 22, 2017 2:42 pm
 
Forum: I Like That!
Topic: Fast Rappers
Replies: 12
Views: 131

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: 131

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: 131

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: 131

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: 180
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