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george garside

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shrewsbury folk festival 2018
« on: June 25, 2018, 01:50:43 PM »

Shrewsbury folk festival august bank holiday weekend ( see website for full info on this great festival)

I will be leading a series of 5 DG specific workshops  2 sat morning, 2 sunday morning and one ( a so called masterclass) on Monday morning.

The workshops will be progressive  but I  may have to adjust the programme depending on the experience and skill of the participants.  However the general plan will beon the lines of.

workshop 1.  This will NOT be an absolute beginners workshop  (but absolute beginners are very welcome to come along and  hopefully pick up some useful stuff they can apply later and to generally 'soak up some melodeon stuff  and meet other players))  We will  start off by playing a very well known tune together  as a sort of ice breaker  and because its a fun thing to do.  This will be followed by some discussion and demonstration ( not necessarily by me) of basic techniques and exchange of ideas on such matters.  All being well we will  then make a start on getting the basic hang of  a lively but relatively easy 4 button English tune.

Workshop 2. Which follows directly after workshop 1!  In this we will continue our efforts on the tune started in workshop 1 , with hopefully any good players helping those  who are less experienced  .  Following perhaps a bit more discussion on technique  we may have a crack at the second tune  which will not be English or indeed British but is a cracking tune for English ceilidh/ barn dance or session playing.  This will be  a bit more complex than the 4 button tune  but is nor unduly difficult to get the hang of in basic form.

Workshop 3.We  will mostly be spent consolidating  the 2 tunes and bring them a bit nearer to 'performanace' standard.  All being well we will have time to introduce tune 3 which will be a waltz of English origin.

Workshop 4 .  We will ,all being well  , make some progress with tune 3  and then start to add some interesting  additions to all three tunes  i.e move away from playing the tight notes in the right order to playing the tunes  with 'musicality'   . Some will  get the hang of this fairly quickly whilst others will have the knowledge to apply a bit further in their playing career

Workshop 5, The so called   'master class'  will ,in the main, enable us to  further develop advanced techniques using the 3 tunes  and if time permits will  enable us to have a general discussion and exchange of ideas on how to add musicality to our playing.

That's the general idea but obviously I may have to make adjustments here and there depending on how we progress.

And before anybody asks I  will not be revealing the names of the 3 tunes in advance  so that everybody has a level playing field so to speak.

The workshops will hopefully be  fun and whilst I will not be able to slow things down to absolute beginers level  I will  certainly not be catering for smart arses who   would perhaps be better running their  own workshops.!

george ;) :||: :|||:
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Re: shrewsbury folk festival 2018
« Reply #1 on: July 15, 2018, 06:50:19 PM »

As far as I am aware 'day tickets' for Shrewsbury folk festival are now sold out but weekend tickets with or without camping are still available see festival website

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