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8 Week Sight Reading Challenge, Oct. 2021

NickC

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I've been fishing with my son lately and enjoy the fishing shows. While searching for a new one, I came across Fisherman's Friend. Haven't watched it yet.

Anyhoo...I've been reading slowly but continuously. I'm making progress, but I haven't tried anything too complex.
 

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Looks like it could be interesting, might try watching it. Playing the tune was difficult as usual but I'm sticking with the challenge so far so good.
I watched the movie and enjoyed it very much. It's based on a true story and the music is done well although can't remember if there are many accordions featured there; diatonic or chromatic.
 
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On to week 3, hanging in there, progress is slow, if at all, glad there is no time requirement as week 2 was very busy. 😳
 

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I have just had a bash through, with the accordion, of some Balkan tunes that I am learning on the mandola. Not that I would want anyone to listen, but I am pleasantly surprised. Muro Shavo, which is in A was a bit of a struggle, at least until I worked out when to switch fingers on the same note, but the others, in flat keys, seemed to come under the fingers pretty well.

Since I am havering over whether he next accordion shoudl be a piano or a button, I also had a go on the button accordion app I have on my tablet. Muro Shavo was probably easier, mainly because I haven't played that much on the black keys yet on the PA, the others were harder.
 

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I fell away from reading for a few days, but want to pick it back up. There are a number of new tunes that I want to learn, so I'll just open them up and leave them on my stand. Don't have to read the whole thing through at tempo, so hopefully I can learn a new tune or two.
 

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I'm keeping at it, although have missed a couple of days.
 

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I've been trying to sight read for some time now to broaden my musical horizons. Even though I'm still working from home I find it to be a de-stresser for me, I can't speak for others within earshot.
 

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Pretty much failed this challenge, too much going on for a daily activity. Hope everyone made some progress!
 

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I've been touching on it a little here and there, but in 2022 this is going to be very much at least an every second day thing for me. I have noticed a small positive increase in speed from what I see going in to my head and coming out the fingers.
 
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