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Posted 07 September 2015 - 08:42 AM

If you click the links below the titles you will be able to view these videos on You Tube.

 

Scroll to the bottom to see the latest.

 

The first few are general videos and then you will see the lessons which you can view in numerical order.  In general, the videos lessons will gradually introduce more technique/theory over time.  All lesson videos have a short summary of their contents under the title.

 

All tab sheets and documents can be downloaded from my website www.daddylongles.com - Go to "Concertina Music".

 

Please be aware that I use my own tablature for these lessons with some standard musical notation here and there. There is a special video which explains this tablature.

 

I will add to the list as I record more videos in the future and hope very much they may be of use to any beginners on this instrument.

 

General Videos:-

 

A Short Video To Introduce Myself

https://youtu.be/YPg80a4SvNM

 

An Introduction To The English Concertina

https://youtu.be/iG8-3dsSWkc

 

Understanding The Layout And Learning The Notes On The English Concertina

https://youtu.be/aor69M4oEf0

 

My English Concertina Tablature Explained

https://youtu.be/VwSVDqsz02k

 

​The Jackie 30 Button English Concertina Versus a 48 or 56 Button Model

https://youtu.be/IhvrtWpby8g

 

The Jackie 30 Button English Concertina Compared With a Lachenal 48 Button Model

https://youtu.be/iVPD6zP5Wro

 

Looking Inside A Lachenal Vintage Concertina

https://youtu.be/KZEKtMEWGMI

 

The Lachenal Concertina Slide Show

https://youtu.be/TbgAHsr5LHY

 

Opening Up An English Concertina To Try To Fix A Fault

https://youtu.be/artO0jTQDvY

 

Looking Inside A Jackie Concertina

https://youtu.be/kQ6ivydMAiQ

 

Marcus English Treble Concertina - First Impressions

https://youtu.be/2nGCWZUY2wE

 

Lesson Videos

(Perfect for a beginner - filmed with three cameras in HD):-

 

Video Lesson 1 - Morning Has Broken

Key of C major.  All notes on rows 2 and 3.  How to hold the instrument.

The position of Middle C and D in relation to the thumb straps. Simple harmony  - two buttons played together.  Advice on practice and fingernails.

https://youtu.be/WZ2LaPOOiDU

 

Video Lesson 2 - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Key of C major.

https://youtu.be/2VDVFSsWKvY

 

Video Lesson 3 - On Top Of Old Smoky

Key of D major. F# played for the first time.  Expression with bellows.

https://youtu.be/8iyyLtxXQLw

 

Video Lesson 4 - The Day Thou Gavest Lord Has Ended

​Key of G major.  All notes in the scale of G major used.  Muscle memory.

Tone through confidence!  First ornament (a mordent).  3-note chord on the end of the piece.

https://youtu.be/afvyAA30DKA

 

Video Lesson 5 - In The Bleak Midwinter

Key of C major. Two-note chords.  Another mordent.

Dotted notes.  Staccato notes.

https://youtu.be/q7VuoGXYo18

 

Video Lesson 6 - He Who Would Valiant Be

Key of C major.  Dotted notes.  All notes in the scale of C major played in this tune.

https://youtu.be/S0W9vxQrnJM

 

Video Lesson 7 - What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?

In the D Dorian mode - (D minor).  

https://youtu.be/fMaRBGiRg4I

 

Video Lesson 8 - Skye Boat Song

Key of C major.  Lots of low notes!!

https://youtu.be/pr7DDagGaf0

 

Video Lesson 9 - Be Still

Key of D major.  F# and C# played.  All 8 notes in the scale of D major played in this tune.

Tasteful ending!!

https://youtu.be/cw3UE5tm1Ok

 

Video Lesson 10 - Danny Boy

Key of C major.  12 notes used - the most so far!

Grace notes added.  Expression.  Rubato.

https://youtu.be/SgHp96YBlS4

 

Video Lesson 11 - Home On The Range

Key of D major. Ornaments - mordent and grace notes.

1st finger used on row 1 accidentals for the first time (C#).

4-note chord on the end.

https://youtu.be/jtW-zXwnTuo

 

Video Lesson 12 - Shepherd's Hey

Played in four keys G major, C major, D minor and A minor - all using the same pattern of buttons.

1,3,8 chord played on the end.

https://youtu.be/aS_wrS8g7bI

 

Video Lesson 13 - Oh My Darling Clementine

Key of D major.  Low C# used so you need to play it with finger 1 on that top row.

Interesting ending - an A major chord broken up and with appropriate fingering.

https://youtu.be/4nQs5o0LvqU

 

Video Lesson 14 - Away In A Manger

Key of E major.  Four sharps!! F# C# G# and D#.  Changing the fingering to suit the tune

https://youtu.be/5mAxiZN1dSk

 

Video Lesson 15 - Cattle Call (Theme To The Woodentops)

Key of G major.  Playing the tune in harmony.  6/8 time.  Reversing the bellows on identical phrases

to get a different tone.

https://youtu.be/COOIJaSPrJg

 

Video Lesson 16 - The Aldbury May Song

Key of D major.  Reading the dots (musical notation) for the first time!

https://youtu.be/7Otxq4pUChQ

 

Video Lesson 17 - The Grenadier And The Lady

In A Aeolian mode (A minor) Tab and sheet music - more advanced timings to learn on the sheet music

https://youtu.be/_jgV3NYHu5g

 

Video Lesson 18 - Speed The Plough

In G major Tab and sheet music.  Playing quavers smoothly.

https://youtu.be/ObHGH7ZNfsI

 

Video Lesson 19 - Silent Night

Playing in A major for the first time. 6/8 time signature.  

Left hand change of position for the fingering to make it comfortable to play the G# and C#.

https://youtu.be/vd33vmRqk-g

 

Video Lesson 20 - Drink To Me Only

In G major.  Played and explained as single notes and also in harmony.

https://youtu.be/AXUufZhkRec

 

Video Lesson 21 - Happy Birthday

In G major. This is a good key for all to sing in.

https://youtu.be/eRLAayXeBbc

 

Video Lesson 22 - Amazing Grace

In G major. Played in single notes with ornaments and then with a drone.

This is the first time I have featured a drone -  a low G played all the way through

to give us a sort of bagpipes effect.

https://youtu.be/JHRPlQDAO2s

 
Video Lesson 23 - The Irish Washerwoman

In G major. Playing the same button with different fingers on this Irish tune.

https://youtu.be/JgQ1pAxJvjo

 

Video Lesson 24 - Where Is Love? (Oliver!)

In C major. Lovely tune with quite a lot of accidentals

https://youtu.be/QiP3ZgVrQMw

 

Video Lesson 25 - The Red Haired Boy

Not in its usual key of A but in G here.  I play it with a hornpipe feel - again, this is unusual

​but I think it works well.

https://youtu.be/Oi5RTJdeTmg

 
Video Lesson 26 - Sankta Lucia

A lovely old Swedish Christmas song in G.  Features a C# accidental.

https://youtu.be/Q2hY8TJNrbQ

 
Video Lesson 27 - William Taylor's Tabletop Hornpipe

A lovely tune in E minor.  My wife dances to this in her Morris side.

https://youtu.be/5T16nlsb6fA

 
Video Lesson 28 - Bobby Shafto

In G major.  Two versions of the tune and some ornaments in the B part.

https://youtu.be/ZGA64xajQYI

 
Video Lesson 29 - Captain Maguire

In D major.  Quite a brisk and cheerful tune to warm your fingers up!

https://youtu.be/i41Ui98E33w

 
Video Lesson 30 - Yankee Doodle

In D major.  Very well known tune. 

 

Video Lesson 31 - Jon's Polka

In D major.  In this lesson emphasis is placed on changing bellows direction at the correct moment. 

 

Video Lesson 32 - Gaudete

In G aeolian.  In four parts.  Again the emphasis is on correct bellows technique.  You can hear all four parts together at the start of the video.

 

 


Edited by Daddy Long Les, 02 December 2015 - 11:12 AM.




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