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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #20 on: November 09, 2015, 04:50:49 PM »

Skipy of this parish offered me some good advice on the subject of "Sticking something in my ear so that I can hear my own box in a session".So,making use of his imparted wisdom I dug out my little battery driven Honeytone amp, clipped the speaker to my box, plugged an earbud cable into the amp and stuck the earbud in my ear. Works lovely! The speaker is designed to fit on the headstock of a uke, sort of plastic crocodile clip, but hangs on to the treble side of my Giordy ok. Thanks Skipy. Respect!
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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #21 on: November 09, 2015, 05:10:43 PM »

Wearing a hat with a brim whilst playing can focus your hearing more on your own playing (or so I believe).
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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #22 on: November 09, 2015, 06:19:53 PM »

Look, Tom, that there Broadland Boy has already rolled me over with a classic windup today..
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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #23 on: November 09, 2015, 06:38:21 PM »

Look, Tom, that there Broadland Boy has already rolled me over with a classic windup today..

Nope, this really works. On a bad morris day when I have to play under an umbrella my box always sounds louder/clearer to me.

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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #24 on: November 09, 2015, 07:22:26 PM »

On the top of the crumpety tree.... (Clue...... E.Lear)
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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #25 on: November 09, 2015, 07:30:48 PM »

wearing a hat with a brim has a similar effect as cupping the ear with your hand if straining to listen...... I know of a good flute player in my regular session often wears a brimmed hat indoors, Im sure it's to help him hear as there's no rain or wind indoors. Well....  I'll leave the second point hanging.
the umbrella has a similar effect also.
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I think I'm starting to get most of the notes in roughly the right order...... sometimes!

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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #26 on: November 09, 2015, 07:44:15 PM »

Damn ! I knew I shouldn't have thrown that sombrero out .... :D
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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #27 on: November 09, 2015, 09:59:43 PM »

 ;D
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I think I'm starting to get most of the notes in roughly the right order...... sometimes!

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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #28 on: November 10, 2015, 11:20:27 AM »

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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #29 on: November 10, 2015, 11:40:53 AM »

Or cover both options with a stylish Umbrella Hat
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Smiffys-20355-Umbrella-Hat-Multi-Colour/dp/B004LFC2RE

Pity it's not available in a range of colours to match your morris kit. 
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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #30 on: November 10, 2015, 11:43:49 AM »

I always regard my hats as small, very personal umbrellas  :D
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Re: First grown up session...
« Reply #31 on: November 10, 2015, 12:10:54 PM »

Complaining that I couldn't hear myself, the first couple of times I went to a session, someone said to me : "well, that's good, it means you were playing the right notes. If you were playing the wrong ones, you would hear those!" In my experience, that's true. Ha, ha, I have lots of experience of that  (:)
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