Greezy you sure seem to like throwing your hook into Moody waters - you always catch something. I see where you are going most of the time and enjoy the challenging philosophy you put up. My own view is that the Cajun accordion community can be likened to a religion with specific doctrine handed down to believers and non-believers. So much so that the music can become of secondary importance. This being the case the priests call the shots. And yes, there is worship.
Mr Guy if find useful anything this non talented ass says they you are the one with the hook in the cheek
Mr Guy, as far as I can tell, "that specific doctrine" only gets passed down to very few accordion players because it has been nefariously guarded throughout the years by certain self serving accordion master players and builders. Some of them guarded it, and some of them weren't so nefarious, knew the information, but just didn't know how to tell it to others because it does or can get very complicated. But not anymore. It's all on "The Cajun Accordion Discussion Group" for all to see. No secrets anymore. Well at least the "playing" nd "presentation" part is anyways.
Maybe instead of the word "priest" you meant to use the word "guru"? I'm just a stick figure with lots of information THAT IS BY NO MEANS ESTABLISHED DOCTRINE. It's freakin brand new because not many know about it nor how to preach it!
Thank you! That took a great deal of effort, and passion for this form of art, on you part. I'm attempting to pick up the art of Cajun Accordion, and your contribution is very inspiring.
You are very welcome MLS. Merry Christmas. And we shall call it......"THE THIRD GIFT OF GIFTS!"
Over the past week, I have listened to every selection on your list. What an amazing library of this art! Thank you again!
Keep Listening MLS, for it shall keep growing. I hope you are able to see my liner notes for each song in the play lists. Without those liner or guidance notes to help you apply your "C" or "D" accordion...it's just another song list. Liner Notes = Muy Importante!
I haven't located the notes. I'm a beginning Cajun Accordion student, and these would probably be very helpful!
- In Google type greezy mcGill.
- Choose Greezy McGill - YouTube.
- Click on "Playlists".
- Do Not click on the picture or "Play All" option.
- Instead, click on the words in blue below the picture "Classic French Music".
- The notes (accordion key and playing key) will be on right side of page.
**The notes save you the time of figuring out which accordion to grab and which key to play it in. The list was meant to help anyone with a "C" or "D" accordion. It was also meant to make accordion players learn their own style by listening and trying to play along with the old masters instead of directly copying the style of modern day players.
I don't know about you MLS, but I don't want to hear 300 Marc Savoys, or 75 Steve Rileys, or 3000 Greezy McGills gallivanting around the Cajun accordion world all playing the same songs in the exact same styles. We've had quite a few years of that kind of thing going on lately and I'm getting very sick of it. I have used an inflammatory term called "Parakeeting" to describe it. "A dumb bird that only repeats what it hears, exactly like it hears it, without the ability to apply what it has learned to something useful other than the entertainment of it's owners and visiting house guest."
Agreed! In my previous musical adventure I had a jazz quartet (I was the drummer) and we played standards from the 1920's through the 1970's (e.g., Blues, Jazz, some Gospel). The form of tune was important, but jazz is a very conversational form of art. We never played the same song the same way twice - it was very organic. The intro/outro was recognizable, but we spoke with one another in our solos.
I briefly played in the percussion section of a brass symphonic band - talk about pain! Every note was scripted and you played the song according to the script. Ugghhh!
I want to use the same approach to Cajun as I did with jazz. This should be an organic folk conversation, fun, and pull audience members out of their seats compelled to dance. Oh, it should also have my personal signature on it!
Thanks for your direction!
Those instructions are the exact instructions anyone in America could use. Not sure about other countries. I've found the "PLAYLIST" in google and yahoo and both worked. The liner notes come up every time. I've even tried it on several different computers from several different locations and it works every time using those instructions you just copied and pasted to me.
The playlist view count grows more and more every day. Somebody's using the hell out of it! And for that I am happy. BTW YouTube doesn't know who I really am, so they can't find me to pay me if the view count gets to be over 1 million. Ahhhhh the story of my life. Always going to be a poor man I guess.