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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #60 on: April 16, 2009, 02:32:48 AM »

  I know it's a useless suggestion [I've taught fiddle for years and I don't think any of my students have ever taken my advice]...an 8 letter word...metronome [like melodeon]...using one can straighten out your playing and make more sense of the in/out bellows motion, finger movement, the air required, it just takes a bit of getting used to, being so regimented [there is an element of rebellion that takes hold at being so mechanised, especially amongst folk musicians]...it can be fun, especially when you nail the beat/groove and start to play with it..in the absence of traditional dances where the dancers' feet set time, I find it essential; useful practice combined with useless playing, doodling, a different kind of concentration leading to...
  "Melodeon Jazz" which consists of enjoying your mistakes and making them sound like they were meant to happen..unexpectedly the melody takes a funny turn of phrase [and fingering..if only you could remember it!] and you've got something new and exciting...useless playing can lead to interesting music....
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #61 on: April 16, 2009, 10:39:25 AM »

  . . . I've taught fiddle for years . . ...an 8 letter word...metronome . .

But not arithmetic? . . . ;)

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #62 on: April 16, 2009, 10:51:06 AM »

... particularly when played with pathos, another of my favourites.

I don't know that tune, do you have the abc?  ???  ;D

x:1
T:Three Blind Mice
K:G
T B M2 | T B M2 | S H T R | S H T R |
etc

the abc didn't work......  ::) ???

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #63 on: April 16, 2009, 11:54:55 AM »

Oh for heavens sake LDT, it's simplest tune ever, and I'm quite disturbed that you don't know how it goes. If you can't play that by ear then you've got serious problems  ::)

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #64 on: April 16, 2009, 11:57:09 AM »

That's because there's an error in the ABC source causing any conversion attempt to fail...ye gods I can't believe that I've just written that load of trot!!!.....Help LESTER
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #65 on: April 16, 2009, 12:25:13 PM »

Help LESTER

I don't need any help thanks  :P

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #66 on: April 16, 2009, 01:11:55 PM »

Help LESTER

I don't need any help thanks  :P

That's what they all say, remember you are always the last person to know.
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #67 on: April 16, 2009, 02:18:05 PM »

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Help LESTER


I don't need any help thanks 

Me neither - I was only jokin'
AL ;D
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #68 on: April 16, 2009, 08:42:59 PM »

  Right...arithmetic...a few "Drops of Brandy" [9/8 jig, metronome/melodeon] or just bad reading glasses...
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #69 on: April 16, 2009, 08:52:22 PM »

I thought grittite asked for the abc to "Pathos", rather than "3BM"?

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Dear Confused of York, you are in fact more confused than you thought because it was me that asked for the abc of 'Pathos' but the joke kind of slipped the net.

You may be a little less confused if you take more water with the 'Drops of Brandy'

I'll get me coat.  :D
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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #70 on: April 16, 2009, 09:32:34 PM »

I'ts this quotes within quotes business that scuppered me.

(PS - Re DOB, are you buying?)

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #71 on: April 16, 2009, 10:28:50 PM »

(PS - Re DOB, are you buying?)

As it happens my wife Sally is up in York at the moment visiting sick mum in hospital so I may just pop up and stay overnight on Saturday. I should point out that I'm a Yorkshireman (Leeds) born and bred like yerself so the concept of buying makes me feel a bit liverish. It doesn't help that my surname suggests that I'm of Dutch origin.

Haven't taken a turn around Micklegate for several years now though, so the idea might just have a little appeal ...

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #72 on: April 16, 2009, 10:37:38 PM »

I thought grittite asked for the abc to "Pathos", rather than "3BM"?

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Confused of York.

I read it as Mike wanted to learn it to play with Pathos who I just assume is a Greek melodeon player.

Talking about Greeks have you seen this  Stavros Flatley

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Re: Sudden attack of useless playing - comparatively speaking
« Reply #73 on: April 17, 2009, 02:15:00 PM »

Then there's that Eyetie chap, Gusto  ....
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