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Re: Looking for my first melodeon***SORTED***
« Reply #40 on: December 14, 2017, 02:17:49 PM »

Lumpy bums it is then!  ;D
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Re: Looking for my first melodeon***SORTED***
« Reply #41 on: December 14, 2017, 02:35:44 PM »

Looks like I've got myself a German made GCF Corona classic II 3 Row...decided on this after watching 'Daddy Long Les' I like the X rowing..not so 'lumpy'...I'll update as soon as I get my hands on it.....

Well, I like the possibility for flowing legato as well as bouncy lumpiness.  For the large number of Morris and folk dance enthusiasts here a compulsive jiggly rhythm is much to be desired.  If, OTOH you wish to accompany yourself singing wistful, even lachrymose songs of nostalgia, regret and damn bad luck then lumpiness tends to go against the flow.  I’m working on Tom Bowling at the moment.  A bouncy choppy sound for this wouldn’t do, to my ears at least.  Likewise Waley Waley.

There is no perfect sound for everyone.  Each to his own.
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Re: Looking for my first melodeon***SORTED***
« Reply #42 on: December 14, 2017, 03:00:50 PM »

Any melodeon player worth their salt should be able to play lumpy and smooth whenever required, according to the needs of the music being played.
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Re: Looking for my first melodeon***SORTED***
« Reply #43 on: December 14, 2017, 03:02:12 PM »

You make it sound like custard Steve

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Re: Looking for my first melodeon***SORTED***
« Reply #44 on: December 14, 2017, 03:11:19 PM »

Any melodeon player worth their salt should be able to play lumpy and smooth whenever required, according to the needs of the music being played.

Any souther English style player that is.

Other styles are available and here in northeast England dance playing has much more in common with Scottish and Irish styles
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Re: Looking for my first melodeon***SORTED***
« Reply #45 on: December 14, 2017, 04:04:12 PM »

Any melodeon player worth their salt should be able to play lumpy and smooth whenever required, according to the needs of the music being played.

Any souther English style player that is.

Other styles are available and here in northeast England dance playing has much more in common with Scottish and Irish styles
I guess I was using the terms lumpy and smooth very loosely, so lumpy can also mean bouncy, and smooth can also mean fluid. We should be able switch to any style, as required.
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Re: Looking for my first melodeon***SORTED***
« Reply #46 on: December 15, 2017, 09:01:09 AM »

Any melodeon player worth their salt should be able to play lumpy and smooth whenever required, according to the needs of the music being played.

Any souther English style player that is.

Other styles are available and here in northeast England dance playing has much more in common with Scottish and Irish styles

Indeed. A friend of mine was involved in Crookfinger Jack, one of the first revival bands to try to popularise Northern styles and tunes. In the sleeve notes that accompany the CD re release (if CDs have sleeves...) he refers to the then fashion for East Anglian style bands and tunes as "Southern plodders". We're still friends... :|glug
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