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    • #57720
      kate.kakadu
      Participant

      I was inspired by Marg, so got the strum machine app and threw myself the challenge of doing a medley. So hard! Good practice at listening though!

    • #57725
      Debbie Hill
      Participant

      Nice! Smooth transitions. Love the background choice. Your intonation is so good!

    • #57727
      Owen
      Participant

      Wasn’t that wonderful! Really smooth bowing and so well done, Kate. Did you choose the songs by key, style or both?

    • #57744
      kate.kakadu
      Participant

      Thanks for your feedback! I’ve been really working on my bow hold and having a flexible and not rigid hand to work towards smooth changes – a work in progress but finally seeing some improvement. The selection of songs is pretty random, just songs I liked and wanted to improve, or try variation on. The main challenge was doing a set of something and 1. just being able to remember the set songs all the way through and not stopping if I stuff up 2. Actually getting through the set without stuffing up (this is the closest I got and I’m so relieved I finally did it ) 2. Really listening and following the time of strum machine (not changing to my own half way through). It was very challenging – lots and lots of practise!

    • #57745
      Marg Sherringham
      Participant

      Kate, this is absolutely fantastic! Good on you, and glad you’re having fun with Strum Machine. I loved your playing especially the rolls, great Irish feel, beautiful intonation. Wow, blew me away!

    • #57746
      kate.kakadu
      Participant

      Thanks Marg! You were the inspiration with your medley. I think strum machine is a good way to build up speed on songs. I really liked how the songs in your medley interwove so beautifully. That may be a good thing for Jason to teach or discuss – how to compile a complimentary set.

    • #57792
      Patty
      Participant

      Nice job!!! So great on the timing and tone…. love it!!! Now I’m off to mess with Strum Machine too!!

    • #57797
      Joanne Iles
      Participant

      What a nice medley, lots of my favourites too in there! I really like your playing so smooth and relaxed.

    • #57888
      jason kleinberg
      Keymaster

      Niiiice.So great to hear you playing this cool tune.

    • #57889
      jason kleinberg
      Keymaster

      good choice of jigs to follow the gavotte

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