Bill - kind of you to say so
The problem I have is , mercifully, a relatively mild form( in the scheme of things) of cerebral palsy which affects me in various ways mainly on my left side.
When I play you'll notice my noter very rarely comes off the strings. That's because if I lift my hand off I can never be sure I'll get it back on the melody string again! :-)
this problem means that I can't chord stringed instruments or play a keyboard,flute or much anything that needs finger or fine control with both hands so when somebody pointed me toward the MD it was a godsend when I found I could control a noter well enough to play.My only regret is not finding out about it earlier!
So whilst I know I'll never be a very clean/accurate player I am able to enjoy and express myself and have fun.
I always remember something Strumelia said in one of her blogs which was something like ' it doesn't matter how good you, it's about how much fun you have' and for me that it 'spot on'!!
The pick I'm using here is made of some sort of plastic. It actually homemade from a cannibalised rubber duck( well I suppose I'd also have to be a rubber duck for it to be truly cannibalised) but it I went through a phase of destroying various household items and bits of trash in search of a good pick that was flexible but not too 'slappy ' and what I called absorbent so it's not too harsh ( unless that's what you are going for)
I enjoyed your playing. I, too, have trouble using my left hand and you are an inspiration.
Fine tune, Steve. Mind me asking what it is you are strumming with?
Thanks very much for your comments.
Charles; I like to get a bit of light and shade in if I can
Helen: I'm playing in Bbb I think and I'd be delighted if you wanted to learn and play it. Its not that complicated but If you have any trouble just ask. You'll note I tend to slide from one note to another a fair bit without strumming the second note so at the start from 4 you go to 8 and then slide into 9 let it sound out and then 2 x strum/picks on 9 and then 10
I like the effect especially in bagpipe tuning which is as well because I'm so imprecise with my noter!!
Steve, that was wonderful ! It's happy and sad at same time.
Cynthia,Terry thanks so much for your comments
If Cynthia is pleased with your song, then what else is there to say. Seriously, a very nice arrangement. Enjoyed your song Steve.
You're composing is really wonderful - nice to hear your new tune. Thanks for posting it.