Podzol Posted August 9, 2013 Share Posted August 9, 2013 (edited) Hello! I play a Morse Baritone EC. I have played a couple years by myself using various texts like Concertina Workshop, Contemplating the Concertina, and also a copy of Regondi's studies that - for some reason - my library had. I read music just fine but have never even tried to memorize it until now. After much encouragment from an established member, I was asked to join in on a session. I knew that I would sit out for most all of it since I only had one tune memorized, which I played at home over and over again with my eyes closed and no cheating. Any way, at the session I managed to start my tune, which was a pretty easy one for me, so I thought (Sally Gardens), but with everyone else playing, I soon became completely lost and couldn't even come in for the dandy little endings of each line. I am not certain that I would have done much better even if I had the music in front of me, the music just completely blew any focus that I had. I was shaking, even! When I went home, I got out my box an could play Sally Gardens without a hitch at tempo. I just wondered, those of you who remember learning to play in a session, is this normal? Will I get used to it as I go more? I would really like to play my concertina with people. My dogs love it, and even sing, but sharing with hominids offers a less primal experience. Thanks! Blake Edited August 9, 2013 by Podzol Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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