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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #40 on: September 07, 2017, 01:09:27 PM »

Yeah there should definitely be some Bb/Eb stuff in there >:E

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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #41 on: September 07, 2017, 01:11:45 PM »

Is it just me who's teeth itched at the repeated use of "G/D melodeon"   :-\

Nope, me too. Every year....
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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #42 on: September 07, 2017, 01:17:44 PM »

Thanks for sharing the programme Rob, there are a couple of gems in there, sadly not enough to give me any desirable second choices should my favourites be full so I don't think I can risk it.  That's a shame  :(
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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #43 on: September 07, 2017, 02:33:09 PM »

Is it just me who's teeth itched at the repeated use of "G/D melodeon"   :-\

no, me to..
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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #44 on: September 07, 2017, 06:35:22 PM »

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B9 - Rees Wesson - Blues & Cajun in F# Minor
Yes it’s for G/D Melodeon, exploring the knack of playing ‘backwards’ in the old Cajun manner, with the moody minor-key sound of the Swamp Blues. This unit is also suitable for accordion and concertina. So don’t be afraid, just watch out for the alligators.
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I've done a precursor of this a good few years ago at Witney with Rees. It was hard work for melodeon players as it is all not at all English style so required a lot of brain work on the part of the attendees and some really supportive prodding by Rees.

Add into this some PA players and concertina players of any of 3 systems and it would seem to be a recipe for disaster.

Wish Rees every success and I'm sure it will work out, but it will be to the detriment of the players of the one true free reed instrument.
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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #45 on: September 07, 2017, 07:31:15 PM »

Piece of cake Lester, there are only five notes in the scale. It's very similar to Irish one-row style.
Sorry it isn't English style but not everything is bloody Morris dancing!
Come one, come all and let's get the blues!  (:)

PS. I hope it's for D/G melodeon not G/D as I don't have one of those!
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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #46 on: September 07, 2017, 07:39:55 PM »

Might need to borrow a D/G concertina.  >:E
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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #47 on: September 07, 2017, 10:44:25 PM »

Piece of cake Lester, there are only five notes in the scale. It's very similar to Irish one-row style.
Sorry it's isn't English style but not everything is bloody Morris dancing!
Come one, come all and let's get the blues!  (:)

PS. I hope it's for D/G melodeon not G/D as I don't have one of those!

Argh there are lots of things I wanted to do on the Saturday afternoon, your module included; it sounds like a lot of fun ;D
I've gone for Matt Quinn's one as a first choice though because I could definitely do with some harmony work on the concertina.

After seeing the module options I'm excited for this year's Witney; the evening sessions should be good fun and there's always something to learn from other instruments.

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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #48 on: September 10, 2017, 07:16:17 AM »

Is it just me who's teeth itched at the repeated use of "G/D melodeon"   :-\

Whose.  Who's the pedant now? 😉
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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #49 on: September 20, 2017, 11:52:57 AM »

Just had my confirmation for Super Squeeze
Looking forward to A4 Ollie King, B9 Rees Wesson and C6 Matt Quinn
Agree with robotmay lots to learn from other instruments
Should be an interesting weekend and concert


 
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Re: Witney Super-Squeeze
« Reply #50 on: September 20, 2017, 08:26:31 PM »

Dave's just been on the blower, wants me to record some tunes for the workshops and provide the dots. Aaaaaaargh!
Doesn't he know I'm an artist?
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