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Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« on: April 04, 2009, 10:27:37 AM »

I was seated at the organ the other day, actually I was seated with my accordion on my lap the other day and started to practice, I was unable to get the rhythm right, I kept hitting the wrong buttons, the harder I concentrated the worse it got So. I stopped and tried to play a tune I have played for years, same result.
I then wondered if this was a common phenomenon amongst fellow squeezers and, if it is, how people have managed to overcome it. I suspect that part of the problem arises because I am converting my brain and fingers from D/G to BCC#.
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #1 on: April 04, 2009, 10:38:04 AM »

Yeah, I get that from time to time. Usually just as I'm standing in front of six men with hankies/sticks... but I wouldn't worry about it particularly. When it does happen just put your box down and do something else for a bit.
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #2 on: April 04, 2009, 12:16:32 PM »

Happens to me once a month!!!!!! ;D

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #3 on: April 04, 2009, 12:36:46 PM »

Happens to me once a month!!!!!! ;D

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Me too...its really annoying I have to spend that week not practicing as I'm inclined to get fustrated burst into tears and nearly throw the thing across the room.  :o

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #4 on: April 04, 2009, 12:45:43 PM »

Yup, it happens! (All instruments.) I think you already tried Plan A, go back to basics and try to push through it. Sometimes that doesn't work, time to go and do something else for a bit.

Theory - ??? Possibly related to trying to progress in steps that are too large. Brain says "too much!" ????

It always passes, (until next time.)  ;D
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #5 on: April 04, 2009, 01:40:48 PM »

I was seated at the organ the other day, actually I was seated with my accordion on my lap the other day and started to practice, I was unable to get the rhythm right, I kept hitting the wrong buttons, the harder I concentrated the worse it got So. I stopped and tried to play a tune I have played for years, same result.
I then wondered if this was a common phenomenon amongst fellow squeezers and, if it is, how people have managed to overcome it. I suspect that part of the problem arises because I am converting my brain and fingers from D/G to BCC#.

Going by experience, I suggest that you don't try and  play the accordion after drinking more than twenty pints of beer in a day :-)

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #6 on: April 04, 2009, 03:15:39 PM »

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Going by experience, I suggest that you don't try and  play the accordion after drinking more than twenty pints of beer in a day :-)
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But, I thought that's what you all did!
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #7 on: April 04, 2009, 03:58:19 PM »

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But, I thought that's what you all did!

I do get the feeling I am the only teetotal melodeonist in captivity

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #8 on: April 04, 2009, 05:14:33 PM »

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But, I thought that's what you all did!

I do get the feeling I am the only teetotal melodeonist in captivity

Not so, I'm one as well. Although I wouldn't say I'm in captivity ;)
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #9 on: April 04, 2009, 05:49:22 PM »

What's teetotal?
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #10 on: April 04, 2009, 06:34:18 PM »

What's teetotal?

It means that at the end of a long boozy session I am usually the best player left in the room but no one cares.  ;D

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #11 on: April 04, 2009, 06:36:15 PM »

What's teetotal?

It means that at the end of a long boozy session I am usually the best player left in the room but no one cares.  ;D

I expect the boozers are equally sure that *they're* still the best :-)

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #12 on: April 05, 2009, 10:11:08 AM »

It's when I start hitting the buttons in the right order that I start to worry!
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #13 on: April 05, 2009, 10:36:22 AM »

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nope - me too - comes with my turf.
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #14 on: April 05, 2009, 11:07:24 AM »

There's three of us!  :o
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #15 on: April 05, 2009, 12:23:14 PM »

A non-drinking morris side with non-drinking musicians?  That's a thought to ponder with wonder. ;D
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #16 on: April 05, 2009, 02:53:06 PM »

A non-drinking morris side with non-drinking musicians?  That's a thought to ponder with wonder. ;D

Windsor used to have a "no drinking on tour" rule (in case it spoiled the dancing)...

Also a "no bitching about other teams" rule. Oh what fun those tours must have been ;-)

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #17 on: April 05, 2009, 05:10:33 PM »

Is there any record of these options ever being taken up?  :||:
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #18 on: April 05, 2009, 05:11:33 PM »

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #19 on: April 05, 2009, 05:13:13 PM »

Is there any record of these options ever being taken up?  :||:

Oh yes -- they used to take these things *very* seriously...

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