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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #20 on: September 21, 2010, 02:13:34 AM »

Many thanks for everyone's input. I've just had an email conversation with my teacher, and he said that both The Liberty Bell and Mike Hurry would be considered above grade 5 standard, and that he would encourage me to use the melodeon as my main performance instrument.  (:) Very happy about that.  :||:
don't forget bells for whichever is your beat=stamping leg... for whichever toon you play second; for that little extra * grade! ;) ;)
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #21 on: September 23, 2010, 09:49:42 AM »

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don't forget bells for whichever is your beat=stamping leg... for whichever toon you play second; for that little extra * grade! ;) ;)
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bells - see discussion on Cnet and posting post today 23 Sept ng by Alan Day on leg bells and Auvergne...

And remember that John Kirkpatrick considers the clacking noise of the keys and display of the bellows (which player cannot see but spectators can) are part of the essential visual sound power (my words) of the melodeon (as he explained at Shrewsbury Squeeze masterclass0. The antithesis to concertina playing, witness bushing put around keys to reduce such sound.
These things are worth explaining to unfamiliar examiners so they understand that is not you hitting notes wrongly!

http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=11784&st=18&gopid=116684&#entry116684
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #22 on: October 30, 2010, 12:08:22 AM »

Does anyone know ... have any experience of using the melodeon at A level? I'd like to avoid using the piano as much as possible.

I remember talking with Ian Stephenson (422 - now more often seen playing guitar) about this, about 10 years' ago (blame his dad for me having the red melodeon - he dragged me to it!). Ian used melodeon for his A-level piece, but didn't get a particularly good mark for it I think he said, due he thought to the examiner not having any knowledge/ experience of the melodeon and just how difficult it was for him to play his chosen piece. Ian was an extremely accomplished melodeon player at that time.

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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #23 on: October 30, 2010, 12:18:57 AM »

How bizarre, Ollie - haven't been on here for ages, but JUST gone to Video bit, and Ian Stephenson has posted on there about his new CD and melodeon-playing. What a spooky coincidence! suggest you PM him and ask him about his A-level experience (tell him Diane advised you - who his Dad press-ganged into buying a rather unique box one Sidmouth back in 2000!).

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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #24 on: November 03, 2010, 10:08:37 PM »

Thanks for that Diane, helpful to know. In the end I went for the Primrose Polka as my trial performance, so we'll see what results I get from that. I've just popped the audio up on onmvoice. It appears my brain thinks get louder means go faster.  :-\

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=32626
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #25 on: November 03, 2010, 10:18:07 PM »

In the end I went for the Primrose Polka as my trial performance
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=32626

A splendid and spirited performance!
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #26 on: November 03, 2010, 10:55:07 PM »

In the end I went for the Primrose Polka as my trial performance
http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=32626

A splendid and spirited performance!

Hear hear! That was really great!
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #27 on: November 04, 2010, 03:34:07 PM »

Thanks guys. (:) I got the marks back today; 35/40, which I believe is an A, and one of the best marks in the class, so I did something right!
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #28 on: November 04, 2010, 04:06:14 PM »

Nice one.
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #29 on: November 04, 2010, 04:11:45 PM »

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I got the marks back today; 35/40, which I believe is an A, and one of the best marks in the class
congrats!  ;D
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #30 on: November 04, 2010, 04:33:30 PM »

Splendid stuff, well done.

How things have changed.  When I was at school, music meant classical and the music teacher wouldn't allow guitar lessons - not even classical guitar - as it wasn't a "proper instrument".  As for melodeon, it would not even have been allowed onto the premises.
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #31 on: November 04, 2010, 05:33:21 PM »

Thanks guys. (:) I got the marks back today; 35/40, which I believe is an A, and one of the best marks in the class, so I did something right!
Hurrah!
ps u could do no better than get together for the occasional gig with the two young dazzlers at the welsh weekend (multiinstrumentalists but they aint got a melodioniste....). go see the vids. ;) ;)
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #32 on: November 04, 2010, 08:19:48 PM »

Absolutely brilliant playing, Ollie - well-deserved high marks there, I think.

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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #33 on: November 04, 2010, 10:38:46 PM »

Superb Ollie  8)

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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #34 on: November 05, 2010, 03:44:32 PM »

Well done!
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #35 on: December 07, 2010, 05:47:51 PM »

As for melodeon, it would not even have been allowed onto the premises.

I remember my music teacher's burning ambition was to put drawing pins in all the hammers on the out of tune piano so he could play honkey-tonk!  Mind you, the only memory my failing the A-level was he made me turn out my pockets 'cause he wanted a light for his cigar.

Nice playing, Ollie.

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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2010, 09:38:40 PM »

Bravo Ollie!
well played!
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #37 on: January 07, 2011, 02:42:18 PM »

I had my first (we have two opportunities) offical AS performance a few weeks before Christmas, and have just recieve the audio from it. It went better then I remember it going, so I'm quite happy with my 31/40. I will, however, be doing it again in March. Would've got a better mark if I had boxes that could a) easily do dynamics and were b) in tune  :-\ (playing the tunes correctly would've helped too  :P).

Anyway, if anyone's interested here is the audio. The first is the Primrose Polka on my Pokerwork, and the second is Flatworld on my Erika.

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37178
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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #38 on: January 07, 2011, 03:03:48 PM »

Lovely. And that Erika sounds *fantastic*.

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Re: 'Grade 5' standard Melodeon pieces
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2011, 03:33:02 PM »

I had my first (we have two opportunities) offical AS performance a few weeks before Christmas, and have just recieve the audio from it. It went better then I remember it going, so I'm quite happy with my 31/40. I will, however, be doing it again in March. Would've got a better mark if I had boxes that could a) easily do dynamics and were b) in tune  :-\ (playing the tunes correctly would've helped too  :P).

Anyway, if anyone's interested here is the audio. The first is the Primrose Polka on my Pokerwork, and the second is Flatworld on my Erika.

http://www.onmvoice.com/play.php?a=37178
Very nice, Ollie. I hope you are proud of yourself, because you deserve to be.  (:) :|glug
Primrose Polka sounds wonderful, full of life. Are you sure you didn't 'borrow' JK for this performance.  ;)
Also agree that the Bb/Eb Erika sounds gorgeous.
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