It is good to have David Barnert explaining what I have done in places ( thanks David).. it is more than I could do because I'm not sure what I am doing at any specific point... I 'm just letting my fingers do the talking. There were some errors in the Gminor that were more than unitentional, but this was the only 'take' in 43 attempts that did not end in disaster and the recording of some rude words.
I guess my main aim here is to demonstrate that although it might appear to be quite difficult, on the EC, to play the melody and add chords especially if one thinks " ah here I need a G9 diminished... hmmm how am I going to get that?" which would be a process so stifling that it would make onward progress very tedious, I take the simpler view of adding what I can, what comes to hand and if I don't like the result I try something else.
I call this 'Stride' playing, because one or two fingers will be striding in the opposite direction to the melody, sometimes to the far reaches of the keyboard. A finger that has been playing a melody note might have to jump back across four or five buttons and change rows at the same time to make a harmony note before jumping back again to play its next melody note.
With practice an intuitive sense of the keyboard imprints iself, I hope. I have learned a lot this weekend and I did manage Fm and C#m last night but as they need yet another patern configuration ....Ahgggggg!
ps; nice tune and a new one on me.. I voted for the Hornpipe.
Edited by Geoff Wooff, 06 May 2013 - 01:54 AM.