I had a look at the link to Mr Hewitt's instructional video clips and then on to his website. What a pleasure to listen too and watch someone who knows what he is talking about. I'm going to have to get my accordion teacher to guide my studies in this direction for a while. I'm sure the ideas and concepts of accompaniament will fit in very well with some of the folk dance stuff we tend to play. Very, very interesting. Thankyou.
Following my rant and semi- flounce of two or three weeks ago, the wretched person who caused this irritation has gone to ground, not appearing at the dance club and being unable to attend practice for various spurious reasons. So it seems she's quite happy to cause annoyance and irritation, but not deal with the fall out when some one stands up and says."Enough already". After exchanging a few fairly civil emails we received one saying it was alright to play from the dots after all, as we have such a huge repetoire... is it me?
I suppose this sort of experience is broadly educational and character forming, although I kind of feel, I have enough "character" already!