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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #120 on: March 07, 2013, 02:39:09 AM »

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...I'm playing the melodeon since august 2012 and I'm still feeling like an absolute beginner,
just haven't got the time to practice... This is called carolans draught (an attempt after about 7 weeks of practice),
it's normally played slower, and it's more suitable for harps or guitars, but I really like this tune...
anyway, I keep on trying, still not over the "uhm-pah" yet...
thanks so much everyone for the support and inspiration on this site!!!

Sounds pretty good to me!  I think it's easy to be over-critical of one's own playing. I think you'll find that every extra month of playing leads to gradual but consistent progress. I still find that every new tune takes a few weeks to become "camera-ready", but the time frame is slowly shortening.
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Re: Beginners Showcase! Estrellas - Stephane Delicq
« Reply #121 on: March 10, 2013, 12:46:27 PM »

Having plucked up courage to record something, i now notice it isn't actually a tune of the month = hope nobody minds.
I have now been playing exactly one month, and loving it. Here is the link to Estrellas by Stephane Delicq (sorry i didn't edit the walking back to the camera bit off the end):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6qOpYpMEv8
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Re: Beginners Showcase! Estrellas - Stephane Delicq
« Reply #122 on: March 10, 2013, 12:55:31 PM »

Having plucked up courage to record something, i now notice it isn't actually a tune of the month = hope nobody minds.
I have now been playing exactly one month, and loving it. Here is the link to Estrellas by Stephane Delicq (sorry i didn't edit the walking back to the camera bit off the end):

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A6qOpYpMEv8
Excellent, breathtaking progress for just one month's playing on the melodeon - well done indeed! Your musicianship and accordion/keyboard skills clearly show through.

Will look forward to more of your offerings....  (:)
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #123 on: March 10, 2013, 04:31:14 PM »

Blimey - next week The Rite of Spring...
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #124 on: March 10, 2013, 06:05:58 PM »

Really excellent, well done.
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #125 on: March 10, 2013, 06:47:22 PM »

I guess it's about time I put something up here. I have discovered a button on my camera that makes by brain turn to mush and my fingers to jelly, but here is what happened when I used it. Eventually.

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« Last Edit: March 10, 2013, 07:25:15 PM by malcolmbebb »
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #126 on: March 10, 2013, 07:55:28 PM »

Thanks for those supportive comments, and well done too to Malcolm Bebb - your recording makes me realise that I'm avoiding pieces with frequent changes in bellows direction - or maybe the French stuff I like doesn't do that.
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #127 on: March 10, 2013, 08:00:31 PM »

I guess it's about time I put something up here. I have discovered a button on my camera that makes by brain turn to mush and my fingers to jelly, but here is what happened when I used it. Eventually.

Well done Malcolm, more to follow? 

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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #128 on: March 10, 2013, 09:29:29 PM »

I guess it's about time I put something up here. I have discovered a button on my camera that makes by brain turn to mush and my fingers to jelly, but here is what happened when I used it. Eventually.

Well done Malcolm, more to follow?

Brill Malcolm , totally agree with Lester
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #129 on: March 10, 2013, 10:34:49 PM »

Thanks for the support, guys -appreciated!

@Lester - working on it (might not be wise to hold your breath, though  ;)  )
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #130 on: March 12, 2013, 12:46:05 AM »

Here's some hornpipes. Still working on transition between tunes and I messed up a bit in the second one but didn't feel like trying another take. Hornpipes are my favorite tunes so perhaps there will be more to come.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z5iQAw1kty0
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #131 on: March 14, 2013, 09:39:31 AM »

Playing the diatonic accordion since may 2012, I'd like to present two soundclouded tunes. The first one is written by myself, the second one is an adaption of a famous tv series of the 80s. I'm playing on Hohner Liliput in Bb/Eb.
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #132 on: March 27, 2013, 11:24:10 PM »

Here's my second upload - now playing for seven weeks. This is Delicq's Chevaux de Bois. Please excuse the edit - I had to take out a bellows return as I ended up in the wrong place - hope it's not against the ethics of uploads. I am very lucky to have my hands on a lovely instrument (not mine).
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RVSBKBIlZsA

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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #133 on: April 19, 2013, 10:27:30 PM »

Thanks for the support, guys -appreciated!

@Lester - working on it (might not be wise to hold your breath, though  ;)  )

Second attempt - good old STP. Getting more comfortable with it, left hand wants to play more often.
Couple of mistakes, but not so bad and it's only about take 4...
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #134 on: April 30, 2013, 06:22:33 PM »

I think it sounds good! You seem much better with the left hand than I am. I'm really having a hard time with managing the basses.
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #135 on: April 30, 2013, 06:33:40 PM »

I think it sounds good! You seem much better with the left hand than I am. I'm really having a hard time with managing the basses.
Thanks Susi!
I didn't think it would ever happen, everyone told me it would eventually, and they were right. Still got a way to go, but it's getting easier now.
I guess I slowed right down and just kept coming back to it, with breaks when I got fed up.
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #136 on: April 30, 2013, 07:01:37 PM »

Hi Malcolm,

I must have missed your video posting on April 19th. Not like me but in my defence I was on a brewery tour and dance out that day  :||: :|glug

Nice playing, it's certainly coming along... nice even tempo too.  Fancy having a crack at TOTM for May?
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #137 on: April 30, 2013, 07:36:34 PM »

Totm for May seems like a killer to me! It's a nice tune but I simply can't find it on the melodeon. At least not in any way that is playable. I love it on the concertina though.
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #138 on: April 30, 2013, 07:39:21 PM »

Totm for May seems like a killer to me! It's a nice tune but I simply can't find it on the melodeon. At least not in any way that is playable. I love it on the concertina though.

Here is me playing it that may (or may not) help

http://lesters-tune-a-day.blogspot.co.uk/2013/01/tune-149-young-collins-bledington.html

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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #139 on: April 30, 2013, 07:56:25 PM »

Hi Malcolm,

I must have missed your video posting on April 19th. Not like me but in my defence I was on a brewery tour and dance out that day  :||: :|glug

Nice playing, it's certainly coming along... nice even tempo too. 

Hmm - brewery tour - read Melnet. Tough, but I understand.  :|glug

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Think I'll join Susi and play it on the concertina.  :||:   :|||:
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