I am a beginner trying to learn to play the Elise, Hayden Duet concertina. I choose the duet because from what I read, it was the easiest to learn to play and was a good choice for solo playing. Living 25 miles from the nearest town, playing for my own enjoyment is my only real option. I’ve been through the lesson book that came with the instrument, but I am finding additional sheet music for this instrument to be non-existent. Playing by ear is a non-starter for me; I need to see the notes to play. There seems to be a lot of lesson books and music written for a 30 key Anglo, I am beginning to think I made a mistake choosing this duet. But before I give up on the Elise, I would like to find out:
1. Can anyone recommend any beginner lesson books or where I can purchase sheet music for the 34 key Hayden Duet?
2. I would like to play some Sea Shanties, does anyone know of a book or sheet music with the lyrics for this music?
3. What sheet music written for a different instrument would be best to play with a duet concertina?