Mr. Nightshade a noble effort but may I make a suggestion. Forget the octaves for now. Use as few fingers as possible to get the tune and its rhythm. And listen to Lawrence Walker. Use slowdown software and copy the sounds on your accordion. This is all about ears and not eyes.
I visit this discussion page every once and a while just to have a feel about the subjects being discussed.
By coincidence today I just saw this subject 'video challenge' and only a couple of weeks ago we (our belgian new cajun band 'The occajunals') posted a song on youtube 'Jongle à moi catin'.
So I take the opportunity to 'present' this video on the discussion group, page.
Up till now we just had 2 successful gigs, a third one coming up on September 1st.
Hope you enjoy it and I'm keen on having any feedback on this video.
What you see is a video made at one of our band rehearsals...
kind regards, Jos (from Belgium)
Here you find the link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vGbWjoV_c6M
Thanks for your reaction.
Back in 2012 I had a nice time over there...
As I said in my posting we’re just starting, and we’re mainly doing this for fun, most of us being
retired. So we’re still working on getting things right (rythm, vocal harmony, choice of tunes, ...).
We will see where this leads us into.
I’m considering attending Augusta in 2019, together with a few members of our band.
How are you doing? And how is bravenet doing? Looking at some postings it’s not looking positive...