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george garside

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shrewbury folk festival
« on: April 08, 2017, 10:02:23 PM »

Early warning! I have been asked to run the melodeon workshops at this years Shrewsbury Festival..(August Bank Holiday Weekend ) .

As far as I know there will be 5 workshops catering for beginners and improvers/advanced(ish) or whatever category you wish to nominate yourself for!

not sure if these will be progressive or all 'one offs' but all being well I will try to fall in line with  the format used in previous years.

All 5  workshops will be DG specific!

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Re: shrewbury folk festival
« Reply #1 on: April 09, 2017, 10:02:04 PM »

Hi George. Thanks for the heads-up. I've become a regular at SFF and went to Mel Biggs' melodeon workshops in 2015 and 2016. Despite having owned a melodeon for coming up to 2 years I class myself as only slightly beyond beginner, so if your workshops are progressive and start at the beginner level I'll come along to as many as I can until I get totally out of my depth. Advance notice of the tunes you will be teaching would assist me hang in for longer. Cheers, David
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Re: shrewbury folk festival
« Reply #2 on: April 11, 2017, 12:28:17 AM »

Hi George!

I'm on the setup team again this year,  so will be there for about 12 days in all.

Hopefully can get along to some of your seshes.

Maybe see you this w/end at our Easter do up Denbigh Moors
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Re: shrewbury folk festival
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2017, 10:01:08 AM »

Hi George. Thanks for the heads-up. I've become a regular at SFF and went to Mel Biggs' melodeon workshops in 2015 and 2016. Despite having owned a melodeon for coming up to 2 years I class myself as only slightly beyond beginner, so if your workshops are progressive and start at the beginner level I'll come along to as many as I can until I get totally out of my depth. Advance notice of the tunes you will be teaching would assist me hang in for longer. Cheers, David

Will probably be progressive  with 2 for beginners (i.e. starting from square one!)  and t'other 3  being intermediate or something like that  in which I will probably put the emphasis on technique.  I will use fairly well known tunes as a 'vehicle' to  teach techniques that can then be used to improve the way  many tunes are played rather than trying to teach more complicated tunes in such a short space of time. 

However I am still ion consultation with the 'powers that be'  but what may be billed as melodeon sessions will definitely be workshops and the detail will be adjusted on the hoof depending on the experience  or otherwise of those attending.

hope this helps

george

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« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2017, 06:53:19 PM »

"Will probably be progressive  with 2 for beginners (i.e. starting from square one!)  and t'other 3  being intermediate or something like that  in which I will probably put the emphasis on technique.  I will use fairly well known tunes as a 'vehicle' to  teach techniques that can then be used to improve the way  many tunes are played rather than trying to teach more complicated tunes in such a short space of time."

Hi George. This sounds perfect (and very similar to Mel's workshops last year). I'll probably join you right at the beginning and hang in there for as many as I can manage.
Cheers, David
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