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Title: Playing a melodeon in parallel octaves and more, with examples on a DG melodeon
Post by: gmatkin on March 12, 2018, 03:26:03 PM
I hope this appeals and is useful to some folks! If you do, please let me know...

https://youtu.be/J8v16zpHLF4 (https://youtu.be/J8v16zpHLF4)

Gavin

Title: Re: Playing a melodeon in parallel octaves and more, with examples on a DG melodeon
Post by: Gena Crisman on March 12, 2018, 05:33:41 PM
Thank you for this video, it's really nice to hear the components be applied to a few tunes.

This is something I'm very interested in getting better at (as well as experimenting in playing both main and counter melody at once for a piece), and has reminded me of something I've not been quite sure how works before is a short throwaway part of a Tim Edey video here; https://youtu.be/WG48kOcyt_Q?t=229 - I haven't been able to work out exactly what it is he's doing or if he's making use of his C# row. When these harmonies are involved, often it's very hard to see which fingers are active, and I find it hard to distinguish which notes are being used.

Either way there are some nice exercises here that it turns out I'm already sort of working on, but I think I shall try and pick up the tunes you demonstrated to just try and get a better working understanding of how to integrate it into tunes I already play. My goal previously was Donkey Riding, which I think it still kinda is: my plan's to see if I can manage to play it in 3 octaves at once (because you can play it on the bass, too); maybe 4 octaves if I ever get a low G scale layout.
Title: Re: Playing a melodeon in parallel octaves and more, with examples on a DG melodeon
Post by: gmatkin on March 12, 2018, 06:27:00 PM
It's true - it is often hard to see what's going on, not least because good players are usually economical with their finger movements, as with most instruments.

Actually, that's why I picked up my black Erica - I thought my pale fingers would be more obvious against the black background.

I've done a bit of that cross-rowed harmonised run-downs thing that Tim does, but not enough I'm afraid to make a video about it yet! after eight or so years, I'm still learning too.

G
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