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Thread #160976   Message #3821123
Posted By: Dave the Gnome
17-Nov-16 - 06:30 AM
Thread Name: How do you play through mistakes?
Subject: How do you play through mistakes?
Hi Mudcat collective.

I know I am capable of playing accordion to a reasonable standard but I have some sort of mental block about mistakes - I cannot seem to 'play through' them. My reasoning head says that a bum note here and there, while being annoying, should not stop the flow of the music but unfortunately with my piano accordion it does :-(

I can play a good few tunes on Anglo Concetina and tin whistle without the same issue and can strum along on my guitar, playing the wrong chords occasionally, without interruption but on accordion, no chance.

Has anyone any advice on how to overcome this? More practice? I have been trying for about 3 years! Give up the accordion and try something else? I am reluctant to waste all the time invested so far. Hypnosis? Any help gratefully accepted.