michael sam wild Posted March 5, 2009 Share Posted March 5, 2009 I am constantly wrestling with these tricky tunes on C/G Anglo. Most tunes I fancy are in G or D off the C row, so it requires a lot of fiddling about. The challenge is to get a smooth flow and put in embellishments. I have them all in my head as I diddle and whistle a lot as I'm gardening or doing building work. The problem is transferring that to the conc. and noting them down in ABC to remind myself of the button and bellow positions and to allow analysis. Recently I've been playing some tapes of dancers I made when i played melodeon for Irish dancers in the 80s doing slow set dances and hornpipes. They are pretty strict tempo phrases of 4x 4 8th notes per bar. Anyway - I notice I'm waking up very early as the birds start singing and going through tricky reels in this strict format. Then later in the day I mess around and put in all the slurs and grace notes. It helps to fix the tunes Does anyone else have this 'Spring Fever'? It can stop you sleeping! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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