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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #300 on: June 21, 2015, 03:02:38 PM »

After making a bit of progress last year my practising has been repeatedly put off by real life. I'm trying to get back into a regular playing schedule as I try and get my chops up to a point where I'm ready to play at a slow session. I also planned to put weekly videos up on YouTube but that didn't last long! Anyway, to try and get myself to get a move on, I've finally done a new upload - this is my attempt to play Speed The Plough (in D)

https://youtu.be/wlyVCwKjKCs

Any constructive criticism is very welcome - I need all the help I can get! Thanks.
Great recording all round! Really liked it. And the speed was really solid, start to finish.
Let's have more.
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« Reply #301 on: June 21, 2015, 04:32:42 PM »

... I try and get my chops up to a point where I'm ready to play at a slow session...
I would say you are more than ready to participate in a steady session. I would highly recommend getting to a session as it will do wonders for your playing and confidence (from experience). Keep it up! Nigel
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« Reply #302 on: June 21, 2015, 05:19:17 PM »

Sounds pretty good to me! Well done.  (:)

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« Reply #303 on: June 22, 2015, 08:50:37 PM »

Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Today, I recorded some more tunes! Enjoy!   ;D

Silk Umbrella Polka (Židana Marela)
Accordion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM0ey_ATfOQ

The Sidewalks Of New York (East Side West Side)
Accordion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TOmviewtjkc
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« Reply #304 on: June 23, 2015, 11:09:07 AM »

Silk Umbrella Polka (Židana Marela)
Accordion: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GM0ey_ATfOQ
That's really good, especially how you adapted the second part to the single row. Do you really need another box  (:)
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« Reply #305 on: July 03, 2015, 05:20:49 PM »

I've been playing this for ages and I still don't think it's as good as it'll be if I keep at it, but I was worried that if I didn't put something down to show my progress, I'd just get stuck. As always, pointers or constructive criticism are very welcome indeed.

Well, that's pretty good as for me, very steady tempo and pulse, nice lift - and a lovely-sounding instrument too...

Recording and showing progress has proven to be essential for myself as well. Did this with the concertina, and will do it with the melodeon now...

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« Reply #306 on: July 10, 2015, 05:03:49 PM »

there is an interesting & very lively vocal rendering of ratlin' bog by a large choir on youtube . Its a good one to try   play along with  . youtube the rattlin bog Mihaael Braz arr

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« Reply #307 on: July 10, 2015, 09:41:24 PM »

Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Yesterday, my Mundinger Diaton III arrived. I am not yet used to the club layout.  :P

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olLM5wFVRiU&feature=youtu.be
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« Reply #308 on: July 17, 2015, 05:03:26 PM »

Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Today, I have recorded another tune on my new Mundinger Diaton III. I think I have improved a bit after a week of practice. The tune I recorded is a German Volksmusik tune called the Ennstaler Polka.  ;D

I did some pushing/pulling in the video in the part I added, because at the moment, I am a bit more familiar with the pushing and pulling in that part.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=L6sNzlAEG6Q
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #309 on: July 17, 2015, 05:14:17 PM »

Bravo!
You have definitely got the right kind of box to play music like that, and the right box for you!
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« Reply #310 on: July 17, 2015, 05:15:05 PM »

Bravo!
You have definitely got the right kind of box to play music like that, and the right box for you!

Thanks!  (:)
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Re: Beginners Showcase!
« Reply #311 on: July 17, 2015, 09:31:27 PM »

the Ennstaler Polka.

I really enjoyed that, and the music and the box go just right together, I want to hear more. 
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« Reply #312 on: July 17, 2015, 09:50:55 PM »

the Ennstaler Polka.

I really enjoyed that, and the music and the box go just right together, I want to hear more.
Thanks!  ;D

More will be coming in a few weeks. I will need to relearn a few more songs first.  :D
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« Reply #313 on: July 17, 2015, 11:09:52 PM »

Bravo!
You have definitely got the right kind of box to play music like that, and the right box for you!
Yes. 

(Most often one starts on the F-row [middle row].)

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« Reply #314 on: July 17, 2015, 11:15:28 PM »

Bravo!
You have definitely got the right kind of box to play music like that, and the right box for you!
Yes. 

(Most often one starts on the F-row [middle row].)

Thanks!  ;D

I did not know that. I am not as familiar with the F-Row at the moment. I guess I should try to play songs on it more.  (:)
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« Reply #315 on: July 18, 2015, 12:36:28 AM »

I am not as familiar with the F-Row at the moment. I guess I should try to play songs on it more.  (:)
Well, it isn't a rule one has to adhere to strictly. But the F-row is the heart of the Club accordion. From F you can go up a fifth to C and down a fifth to Bb. If you start in C, you can't go up any more.

Maybe in the beginnig it could be interesting for you to watch someone playing simple arrangements on the Club accordion. You may want to take a look at the Youtube channel of Peter Heumos from Hamburg (where I changed trains today).
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« Reply #316 on: July 18, 2015, 12:48:01 AM »

I am not as familiar with the F-Row at the moment. I guess I should try to play songs on it more.  (:)
Well, it isn't a rule one has to adhere to strictly. But the F-row is the heart of the Club accordion. From F you can go up a fifth to C and down a fifth to Bb. If you start in C, you can't go up any more.

Maybe in the beginnig it could be interesting for you to watch someone playing simple arrangements on the Club accordion. You may want to take a look at the Youtube channel of Peter Heumos from Hamburg (where I changed trains today).
Thanks for the link!  ;D

I didn't know you could play the key of Bb on the Club box. I guess I should figure it out!  :||:
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« Reply #317 on: July 18, 2015, 02:03:10 AM »

I didn't know you could play the key of Bb on the Club box. I guess I should figure it out!  :||:
The Club accordion is made to play in three major scales + chromatic enrichment. Your Mundinger should be a 4th-button starter. Than the scale of Bb major should start on the 5th button of the F-row on pull. The three left hand chords, you need, are Bb on pull, Eb on push (same buttons as Bb chord) and F on push.

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« Reply #318 on: July 22, 2015, 07:57:46 PM »

I decided to try and learn a tune in E, so I learned The Raggle-Taggle Gypsies from Guy Wyatt's old TOTM video (at https://youtu.be/FzQLLMS3Lj0) Here's my attempt at it:

https://youtu.be/YCJwojcLbDw


Still getting my head around this unholy new key (and fingering, and bellows action) but nice to have made a start. Also trying to break out of sticking to oom-pah patterns on the LH. Criticism and pointers welcome.

Nicely played, not a version I know but an interesting B music.

ps it is in E minor not E

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« Reply #319 on: August 02, 2015, 10:30:10 PM »

Dear God, thank you for helping me get, and play the melodeon, and harmonica. I am extremely grateful for these gifts! Amen.

Today, I have recorded another tune on my Mundinger Diaton III accordion! The song is called Du Du Liegst Mir Im Herzen, and is a German Volksmusik song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wrz1ilc9YhA
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