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rogonzab
1051 posts
Mar 13, 2018
4:55 PM
Hi, on April 7 there is going to be a harp contest endorsed by Seydel in my country (Chile). It is the only harp contest here so is the biggest!

More Info:
http://clubdearmonica.cl/2018/01/24/seydel-open-chile-2018/



In order to participate, I need to send a video of me playing whit a Backingtrack so they can evaluate me. The best 10 players are going to be playing live on April in the actual contest whit a real band.

What is my goal: just to play a good shuffle. I don't feel comfortable enough yet to show up in a jam and say "lets play a shuffle!" and no to be nervous about it. So, if I can play a good shuffle live, that is a giant step for me.

This is the video that I send to the contest:



JT30 whit a CM and a Harp Train 10


I will let you know if I am picked to play on April!
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Sorry for any misspell, english is not my first language.
SuperBee
5325 posts
Mar 14, 2018
3:40 AM
I reckon that is pretty good. I guess you are like me when the camera or recorder starts rolling it actually takes you out of the zone and puts you in a different headspace for a while. This playing got much better as you continued and got into it.
You have a technique down nicely which I don’t have and I’m not even really sure what it is. I used to think it was tongue flutter but now I think maybe it’s tongue side to side wiggle. Can you tell me please. You used it first in your 3rd chorus I think, then used it quite a lot more as you went on.

I can see some tension in your neck in the first 3 or so choruses.

Good luck with the contest! You can only do your best of course, but you’re playing is definitely coming along. At its best here in this video it’s sounding very good!

Hfr2kt
rogonzab
1052 posts
Mar 14, 2018
5:33 AM
I use the side to side wiggle. The flutter is more like an staccato effect.

"I reckon that is pretty good. I guess you are like me when the camera or recorder starts rolling it actually takes you out of the zone and puts you in a different headspace for a while."

YES!!


Thx for the kind words SuperBee!
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Sorry for any misspell, english is not my first language.
MindTheGap
2542 posts
Mar 15, 2018
3:42 AM
Lovely stuff. Very 'David Barrett', hope you see that as a compliment :)

If it were me I'd sharpen up the verse based on the 3 draw bends (starting 1m 15s).

Good luck with the contest!

Last Edited by MindTheGap on Mar 15, 2018 3:45 AM
mrjoeyman
47 posts
Mar 17, 2018
10:01 AM
Great stuff. Keep the smiles. Its easy to like when you see the player enjoying it so much. Good luck!
SkullKid
104 posts
Mar 17, 2018
6:02 PM
Very nice, I like it!
Good luck with the contest. :)


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