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John Kirkpatrick Anglo course Aug Shropshire


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#1 malcolmbebb

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Posted 24 June 2012 - 03:00 PM

For those who might be interested, JK is running an Anglo course at the Gleanings Centre, near Shrewsbury, at the end of August. The course runs Fri afternoon to Sun, details here.

"The course is aimed at helping players of the Anglo concertina discover the full musical potential of their instrument. John will be looking at all the various technical aspects of playing, but will mostly be exploring what can be found in the way of chords and harmonies in the left hand to support melodies in the right hand. "

Not for total beginners. Needs a 30 button box.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:19 AM

Needs a 30 button box.

Shouldn't that be "at least a 30 button"?

And I'm wondering, could someone with only a 28- or 26-button anglo still be able to get something useful out of the course, even if they can't realize the full potential? They would still have most of the accidentals missing on a 20-button.

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Posted 25 June 2012 - 07:30 AM

LOL thought I was picky... but I'm only the messenger - if you want any more detail you might like to contact JK or the organisers as per link above.

Malcolm

PS John's write-up says "at least" 30 buttons.

Edited by malcolmbebb, 25 June 2012 - 07:33 AM.


#4 John Kirkpatrick

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Posted 15 August 2012 - 09:11 AM

STILL ONE OR TWO PLACES AVAILABLE!


John Kirkpatrick Anglo Concertina Course.
Friday August 31st - Sunday September 2nd at The Gleanings, Minsterley, Shropshire.
www.gleanings.co.uk
John & Yvonne Hart - yj.hart@virgin.net
01743 891412
This three day course is aimed at helping players of the Anglo concertina
discover the full musical potential of their instrument. John will be
looking at all the various technical aspects of playing, but will mostly be
exploring what can be found in the way of chords and harmonies in the left
hand to support melodies in the right hand. This is all very physical stuff,
and teaching will be in terms of patterns and finger memory, rather than a
more abstract intellectual approach. Although a broad grasp of the
complexities of music will naturally grow out of the work involved, the
ability to read musical notation is by no means essential, and may in fact
be a hindrance!

The sessions may not be suitable for complete beginners, and as they are
very specific to the instrument they will not be suitable for players of the
other kinds of concertina either - the English or the Duet. And please
note - the small twenty button Anglo will not be adequate for this
course.You'll need an Anglo concertina with not less than thirty buttons,
and ideally a keyboard chart of what all the buttons are. If you haven't got
a chart, John will help you to knock one up, and, thus equipped, whether
your interest is in beefing up your tune playing or adding floating parts to
accompany your favourite song, Mr Kirkpatrick will be able to bring a
lifetime's experience to bear and help you along the way.



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