Nora’s August 2022 Challenge

NC Poole
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Nora’s August 2022 Challenge

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Hello Accordion Lovers!

This month I chose the theme from the movie My Neighbor Totoro (another Miyazaki film, surprise surprise!) This is a song I chose a while ago to practice several counterbass row techniques (bass walkup, counterbass third, slash chords) so it seemed a fitting tune for this month’s challenge. Joe Hisaishi (the composer for many Miyazaki films) uses lots of slash chords and other interesting chords in his music and I find it totally enchanting. Once again, pardon the loud car sounds at the end of the video. Cars always come roaring through right at the end of my good takes :lol:

Enjoy!

Sinne K
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That is again fantastic, the bass walk up, the counterbass, beautiful!🤗
Reeka
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Really great, Nora! Everything that you do in the Bass side is ful of ideas and sounds wonderfully!
buttonc
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Well played. I was very impressed with the bass rhythm.
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Beautiful Nora! The interesting bass, the ornaments and even the vibrato at the end - all perfect.
Kyle V
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Post by Kyle V »

Hi Nora That was very nice playing. I'm also a big Studio Ghibli fan. :)
NC Poole
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Thanks for the kind words, everyone! I’ve been working on this song for almost a year now, so it’s so nice to be able to play it for you and hear that you enjoyed it :D
Nikolai L
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Bravo! You play so well, really great job on the whole darn thing.
NC Poole
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Wow, thanks Nikolai! :)
Brian M
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Post by Brian M »

Yeah, I tried to play the Totoro song a while back, and was so surprised there was so much going on with the left hand ... and you made it sound great! Thanks for sharing!
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