Thanks for your comments.
Thanks for this Alan, and all those who have made it available online.
I've looked through it without concertina in hand and I'm equally wide-eyed and terrified by the whole thing. I can tell immediately that my music-reading skills are no match for all this lovely music, and my concertina playing skills aren't particularly close either. The exercises look daunting but extremely useful. I'm hoping that if I can master the exercises, then the music will follow.
How nice it is to pick up music which is beyond my own skills, but doesn't completely scare me off. The challenge now is to get myself to the point as a player where I can play the music and the exercises. How lovely that would be. A long way off, though, I think.
As a suggestion, it would be nice to have clearer versions of the scans that were already available. Perhaps Alan could photograph the rest of the book so that all the images are of equal quality.
I wonder, also, if the book from which the exercises (and preludes before them, maybe) have been extracted is available in full? I wonder what else is in it? Maybe an introduction, and other useful tips and tricks? Perhaps Jeremy has it in the ICA archives?
I am happy to photograph the early pages again if the general feeling is that the quality of photos reproduction is better than the previous scanned ones. With the photography I can use the various tools available to make the image lighter and cropped to size.
Certainly you have enough to work on Symon.
I rather like the page that gives explanations to musical terms. We have had many a discussion here on such matters.