I hope you don't mind me saying this 'in public' but I thought it could be usefull to others as well, and you being a lawyer would be used to people saying things directly, in public .
Of course I don't! Any advice is highly appreciated, and you are one of the guys I'd expect to be able to give me some...
I think that you are putting in more notes than you need to in the way of chords. It sounds as if you are thinking "now I need a D7" and it arrives ' en masse' which then sometimes gives the next impression that you are running out of air because you have too many reeds working and then the flow of the tune can get disturbed.
When listening to my TOTM renditions (and other soundfile tracks) in a line I have to say you're right that my approach on "La Lune" has obviously produced a particular "dense" chording. This has happened without intent, not as you say it sounds like
I don't reflect that much on chording, it's more like occurring to me... and I was of the opinion that I don't (and didn't) include more notes than necessary to produce just the sound I want to hear within the flow of the tune.
As to running out of air: I hadn't been aware of this as well. The bellows of my Excelsior are comparatively small, and I have to considers this throughout my playing - but I think it can be done without forced restrictions in the chording (albeit I agree on not wasting air for needless notes). I believe it is rather some nervous rushing (albeit having some air left in the bellows).
Having said that, I'll go back to the tune with your remars in mind. OTOH: Do I get you right that the pace is alright (albeit differ quite a lot from yours)?
Again, thank you for the attention you paid to my playing, Geoff! Best wishes - Wolf
Edited by blue eyed sailor, 09 June 2013 - 12:36 PM.