I'm a rank beginner working through the quite excellent tutorial book that was supplied with the Rochelle that I didn't purchase. You heard me. (See another thread on the forum to understand that first sentence.) The third and fourth measures of The Man In The Moon are:
At this point in the tutorial the only c that's been covered is the push-1 on the right. But just fiddling around I discovered another one at draw-9 on the left. I'd been playing the above phrase draw-1L draw-1R push-1R draw-2R draw-1R push-1L. But if I substituted that draw-9L for the c in this phrase, all but the last note are played with draws. At the 'stately' (unhurried? leisurely? sluggish?) tempo I can manage for now, it doesn't really matter if I switch from draw to push for the c, but for the player who can manage to pull this tune off (see what I did there?) at a breezier tempo, would they typically play the first five notes all draws? Or is this just up to personal preference? Did I mention I love this thing?
P.S. I expect 'draw-9L' and 'push-1R' don't conform to any established concertina notation. Is there a correct (or better) way to write this out?
P.P.S. I've been entering a few of the exercises in the tutorial into TablEdit just so I can hear them played at a steady tempo (there are no audio files for the tutorial booklet). If any forum members are interested in having these files just let me know and I'm happy to send them. You'll need TablEdit or the viewer to open the files. TablEdit includes support for concertinas. (I'm quite certain it's easier to learn to read standard notation than to figure out how to read this concertina tab. At least that's my experience. I use TablEdit for guitar, mandolin and bass and I'm somewhat of a tab addict, but I'm afraid there's no hope for me learning concertina tablature.)