Besides this classical piece (the only one I've tried to play so far and which has done a lot to my finger agility) I am bored to death with single line melodies.
I've been trying to use chords, thirds, fifths, sixths, all that but nothing comes that pleases me. It does enrich the melody a bit but I still find it boring. What I like best in the recordings I've heard on Youtube is drones or when a note runs under (or above) a triplet or a series of notes.
When I try to do that on the Jackie (besides terrible difficulties in finding finger position) either the note covers everything (if it is low) or it mushes everything (if it is high).
Long-time owners, have you managed to achieve that with the Jackie? Is it to do with pressure - should I learn to put less but even pressure while giving a full blast to the melody notes? Is it really something that changes immensely with a high-end concertina?
Geoff Woff said that the limited range of the Jackie meant also less possibilities in chords etc, but 37 button concertinas (like the Albion or the Marcus) don't have many more, so does this mean that the ideal upgrade would be a Geordie ?
I know I'm still a beginner, having only started to really try to understand the concertina for...err...2 months? - but I'd like to know whether I'm trying to achieve the impossible due to the instrument or if it will eventually click. Needless to say, even the Marcus (2000 pounds) won't be in reach before a long time.
Could Jackie owners tell a bit about their story and evolution with that instrument?
Here's my little bit - without repeats and cut at the end (apparently my landlord decided it would be good to keep renovating a flat at this time of the day)
Edited by TimTim, 25 August 2017 - 03:09 PM.