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Chris Ryall

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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #60 on: May 15, 2014, 11:30:54 PM »

Hmm, odd mix of realism, humour, and self deprecation here ::)

I think we should (must, surely?) all try to be good, and also try to recognise when we actually do something well. As Ollie sort of implies, not to do so is a real handicap in practicing out one's faults?
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #61 on: May 16, 2014, 12:51:56 AM »

We all do our best. We all think we are good drivers, cars that is .
 If you play for your own enjoyment... Who cares? You do. As has been said before ,when you think you are good you stop improving.
I thought I was good until I joined this forum. The likes of Pikey, Lester, Chris R. Just blew me away.
There are many others too numerous to mention.
The answer? Practice. But most of all enjoy it.
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #62 on: May 16, 2014, 01:53:27 AM »

My stance on this aligns almost exactly with Theo's.  If I start thinking I'm any good at it I'll start gardening again.  I'm always looking for musical inspiration, and finding it all over the place, and for technical inspiration and finding it in folks who've been playing for many years, and sometimes from those who've just started playing and are not learning from a book.  I'll never regard myself as a good player, because I've always just found someone who can do something that's beyond me, and so long as that's the case I'll feel second-rate, but that's the thrill of it - there's always something new to chew on.  I was brought-up on Tyneside where the rather razor-edged mantra was 'self praise is no recommendation', (too true!), and I've just spent a week with a young Japanese girl who said, 'in my country the best music comes from the quietest people', I know what she means!
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #63 on: May 16, 2014, 07:10:53 AM »

No need for self praise Frank. You are in there with the Great and the Good. i realised that when I watched you lead that session in Whitby last year. Keep practicing though …  ;)
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #64 on: May 16, 2014, 07:42:38 PM »

You know when you are good, by the fact that
when you are totally knackered everyone  says " Oh come on, come on, Oh perlease"  8)

 On another tack. Some years back the phone rang. "Nick, can you spare an evening to play in our band?" ( Famous)
" That's very flattering" says I  " well Nick, we really have scraped the bottom of the barrel"
I can't tell you the name of the band, but it had something to do with plants & having fun..
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #65 on: May 18, 2014, 10:37:02 PM »

The jolly geranium band ???  ;)
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #66 on: May 31, 2014, 05:47:26 PM »

The happy haricots?
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #67 on: May 31, 2014, 11:30:16 PM »

Ok, you give in.
Your starter for ten Bamber.
Fl...rs & Fr...cs. 8)
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #68 on: June 01, 2014, 09:42:24 AM »

Must be my mind, but I always revert to being a mockney, with that band, not just one, but a load of. Just like my box playing at present having to learn a swathe of new tunes for some dancing on the dark side.
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #69 on: June 01, 2014, 07:17:43 PM »

Ok, you give in.
Your starter for ten Bamber.
Fl...rs & Fr...cs. 8)

So that's your claim to fame...? To have performed with a band which is apparently Cockney rhyming slang for "B*ll*cks"...?

Seriously, I am, in all honesty, moderately impressed.
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #70 on: June 01, 2014, 07:21:05 PM »

Don't be BJG, it was a very short lived appearance.
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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #71 on: June 02, 2014, 12:38:52 PM »

... when the first three offerings in Tune of the Month inspire you rather than intimidate you  (:)

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Re: You Know When You're A Good Player....
« Reply #72 on: June 02, 2014, 12:52:46 PM »

... when the first three offerings in Tune of the Month inspire you rather than intimidate you  (:)

Steve

I like this a lot Steve.  I also look forward to the day when it applies to me  (:)
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