November Challenge - Dawn G.

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Dawn G
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November Challenge - Dawn G.

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Hello Accordion Friends.
Below please find my video for the November Challenge.


I think this is going to help get over my fear of playing of an audience.
Thank you for watching.
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Hi Dawn, Super job! :D
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Nicely done!
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Post by Scotia G »

Such a jolly tune! And I'm very impressed by how you can stand while playing such a large accordion. I find them too heavy at that size.
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Yes, my accordion is a heavy beast. For me, playing while standing is easier than playing while seated as I can't see over the accordion very well.
When I first started I could barely play 5 minutes (while standing) without cramping up but I have found doing core, arm, and shoulder exercises really helps with the stamina; I can play for about 25 minutes now before I need a break. Occasionally these "breaks" are annoying, especially if I am in a zone and the brain doesn't want to stop but my body does. One day I going to invest in some nice straps for my shoulders which I think will also help but I also think the stamina will continue to increase with time.
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Nice Melody. I'm amazed that you can hold you accordion so well while standing up. I can't do that. Good job.
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Sounds good, Dawn!

Good straps are huge for acvordion comfort! A well fitted backstrap really helps too, especially on a larger instrument.
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Post by Ronen from Accordion Love »

What a jolly happy tune! That left hand rhythm really makes it, and your semi-tones add to its playfulness.
Really nicely done, Dawn!
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