Thanks! Yes, I listened to Leon Sash's rendition of this tune and it was awesome. Although to be honest I have been a fan of Art Van Damme since I was in my teens and started playing accordion. I have several of his Albums and a couple of song books. One has 10 songs with his arrangements and I have been unable to play any of them note for note. The 5 finger chords and fast runs are a real challenge.Very nice George.. Good to hear the first time round played so settled... I always associate this tune with Leon Sash..and he really cooked this number...
Good seeing you here Philip. Keep up the good work!Come, let us be glad or Hava Nagila. So here is that simple little tune to mark the 73rd anniversary of the birth of Israel and to show my support for the Jewish nation in these troubled times.
I got the first version from www.goldaccordion.com but I think in all honesty it was just a bridge too far. Nevertheless I had an excuse to play it slow and speed up on the more commonly used version starting on D.
Very well done George.Playing catch up as I didn't send in anything for week 1 so here it is. An old Gershwin tune which I heard on a TV show and dug out the music from an old fake book I had. Tried to go easy on improvisations as the song has a nice melody and chords. Also nice to have instrument with 5 sets of reeds to get a lot of different sounds. Only a few accordion versions on youtube so I put it out there.
Nicely done Terry! I always enjoy your use of big chords and active bass lines but sometimes want more space between the notes. This has it!Likewise Nick... Rushing through this week to get out into the wild countryside too... Rushed this tune but never mind... Shout louder...
Mercy, mercy, mercy.... Shout gospel...
Nice one Dan, inspiring.Here's "Running Down a Dream" by Tom Petty, using two fun features of my new Roland.
This was one of a dozen rock songs I took busking with a guitar player two years ago, but playing a few melody lines is not the same as being able to sing and play at the same time without forgetting a line or missing an entrance! That was my task for this week.
The driving beat does not translate well to accordion, so I used a backing track for drums and bass. Hopefully there's enough else going on to make up for it!
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