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Post by madden » Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:41 am

Is it just me or do reels just want to make you play faster? So far I’ve learned Crowley’s reel, and although I don’t claim to play anything very well yet, it seems to want to be played faster. Now I’ve added the Kerry reel into my playing and again I feel like the tune wants me to go faster! The Kerry reel also feels more advanced than Crowley’s like I’m actually playing a grown up tune. I’m curious as to what speed advanced players like to play these reels in??

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Re: Reels

Post by triona » Sun Mar 31, 2019 11:15 am

madden wrote:
Sun Mar 31, 2019 5:41 am
... do reels just want to make you play faster?

yes :D

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Re: Reels

Post by Brendan » Thu Apr 04, 2019 3:12 pm

Reels can sound nice played slowly, but if you want to play with others in a session you need to be capable of playing them fast as well, as that is the norm.

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