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How Do I Tie Alan Days Songs Together?

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Ok Im just looking to play a basic music set for people.

 

Im up to his first 3 songs completely by memory. but I'm having trouble figuring out a way to link them to make them sound more or less... well... somewhat continuous because they are kinda short.

 

also ive tried basic variations like 2a 2b then 1a 1b.... to make the song a little longer.

 

any suggestions are most welcome :)

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congo can seems to lead nicely into oscar woods jig... i still need to figure out a way to make THAT lead into Jack O'Robison.

 

its more about making things interesting for the audience. Cause playing these songs over... and over... and over... I dont actually care that much about them, too much, anymore. but I know I loved them at the get go, and that's what I want to impress.

 

but this is my own opinion. things like Phish, the guitar band, did.... they miss the point... more and more complex music does not usually appeal to the general audience.

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Hello Folks , can anyone tell me where I can find the audio for Andy Days 20 button Anglo tutorial ?

thanks in advance

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Playing for listening can be different for music to dance to.

You could for example change keys by playing the chord of the key you are switching to, or completely change the rythym.

Another alternative is to play a tune without chords and switch to one with chords,giving a lift to the music.

Practice is the answer and the more you play two tunes together the easier the switch when you are in front of an audience. Try also to think of how you are going to finish,a straight chord at the end is a bit boring (but adequate). A bit of a flourish at the end can create a better audience reaction.

Good luck with the tutor.

Al

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Playing for listening can be different for music to dance to.

You could for example change keys by playing the chord of the key you are switching to, or completely change the rythym.

Another alternative is to play a tune without chords and switch to one with chords,giving a lift to the music.

Practice is the answer and the more you play two tunes together the easier the switch when you are in front of an audience. Try also to think of how you are going to finish,a straight chord at the end is a bit boring (but adequate). A bit of a flourish at the end can create a better audience reaction.

Good luck with the tutor.

Al

 

 

Well I'm not advanced enough to know the answer to this.. can the basic chord on buttons 1 then 5&6 be changed to different chords to make it sound a little more different at each part? to make the song interesting longer?

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Hallo Voomy

I am assuming you are playing an anglo and on a two row a basic chord could be on the push the buttons on the left hand of the row you are playing.

So as an example if you have a CG instrument you could play the first tune on the C row (the top row) then change the key for the second tune in G (bottom row) starting with a G chord the buttons on the left hand compressed.and on the push.

You would gain an extra beat ,but as no dancing is involved there is no problem.

Al

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Another alternative is to play a tune without chords and switch to one with chords,giving a lift to the music.

 

 

This gave me an idea.... Start the Oscar wood jig, in octave playing, Then after the first A part, repeat it with chords for the rest of your song. To create interest for the unsuspecting audience.... time to practice octave playing :D

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