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Will Allen

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Opinions and tips very welcome!
« on: August 06, 2013, 10:17:02 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wDidAgk5Gh4
This is me playing two French Schottisches, please feel free to look at the other videos of me as I'd love some feedback on how I can improve and of what you all think.
With Thanks
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« Reply #1 on: August 06, 2013, 10:38:47 AM »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rhb91lQoA9c Another French then my favourite English set. I've been playing 2 years and this is my first instrument. Please do tell me what you think honestly.
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« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 12:23:00 PM »

It's better without the black face!  Excellent progress for the time you've been playing - I wish I had your dedication.  The best part of your style (for me, anyway) is that your fingers are dancing, allowing grace notes and decorations to enhance the melody rather than being inserted as an exercise.  Nice variation in the basses too, avoiding the pieces becoming mere repetitions each time around.

Don't ask me how to improve - you're already ahead of me.

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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2013, 12:44:18 PM »

Oh thank you! I'm actually starting to think more about improvisation around the chords and using right hand rhythm kind of things.
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« Reply #4 on: August 06, 2013, 01:07:16 PM »

Great playing Will!  I think more than a few players could benefit from your advice!

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« Reply #5 on: August 06, 2013, 01:19:58 PM »

Ah thank you, hmm a 24 hr melodeon helpline maybe haha
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« Reply #6 on: August 06, 2013, 01:57:38 PM »

Brilliant playing Will. I think it should be YOU offering ME advice, certainly not the other way round  ;D
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« Reply #7 on: August 06, 2013, 03:03:53 PM »

Brilliant playing Will. I think it should be YOU offering ME advice, certainly not the other way round  ;D

My thoughts entirely.
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« Reply #8 on: August 06, 2013, 05:04:11 PM »

Ah that's very kind of you all! If you're on Facebook maybe you could 'like' my page? 'Will Allen' Hahaha there's some shameful plugging for it all!
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« Reply #9 on: August 06, 2013, 11:26:33 PM »

loverly play, chrisp as a nut. i couldn't dance it quite that fast but as a solo, it's lovely.

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« Reply #10 on: August 07, 2013, 08:49:55 AM »

I came second, close second apparently! The winner was a 'generic dude with a guitar' as my cousin said haha
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« Reply #11 on: August 08, 2013, 03:39:05 PM »

Very nice, and for me the tempo is perfect for dancing.  This is not a tune I play, but I have a feeling you have straightens out on oryx two small parts of the melody and replaced groups of short notes with long.  You might want to try playing it slower to help get those details back in.  A French style Scottische really needs to keep the Dagadagadaga--Dagadagadaga--Dagadagadaga--Dagadagadaga--
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« Reply #12 on: August 08, 2013, 05:43:58 PM »

Thank you I'll try that, I used to play it more like a Morris so maybe I should go back to that rhythmic style again
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