Jump to content


Photo

Beginner


  • Please log in to reply
15 replies to this topic

#1 Patrick King

Patrick King

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Casino, N.S.W., Australia

Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:07 AM

Hi there,

I'm 14. I got a new concertina from America about 3 weeks ago. It's a MORSE C/G Anglo concertina(30 key).I've got a layout, which is a JEFFRIES C/G Anglo, and I have started to play a few tunes I know by memory or by sheet music. I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion or 2 of what I could do next? :D :) :D

Thanks


P.S. Attached is a picture of it.

Attached Thumbnails

  • ceili_Pat_s_concertina_.jpg

Edited by Patrick King, 25 March 2008 - 03:08 AM.


#2 Woody

Woody

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 930 posts
  • Location:Malmesbury, Wiltshire, UK

Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:25 AM

Hi there,

I'm 14. I got a new concertina from America about 3 weeks ago. It's a MORSE C/G Anglo concertina(30 key).I've got a layout, which is a JEFFRIES C/G Anglo, and I have started to play a few tunes I know by memory or by sheet music. I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion or 2 of what I could do next? :D :) :D

Thanks


P.S. Attached is a picture of it.

Hi Patrick,

welcome to Concertina.net & the world of Concertina playing. Excellent choice of instrument.

Do you know what kind of music you want to play?


- W

#3 stella24

stella24

    Advanced Member

  • Members
  • PipPipPip
  • 89 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Eureka, California

Posted 25 March 2008 - 03:11 PM

Great to hear you starting at your age, wish i had done the same! I would listen to a lot of styles first and decide what sound you really take to. Listen to cd's of english style, irish and the new fusion of old and new. There is loads of music to read and listen to on the net, or music to order. In time you'll come up with a certain style that is you. I would also highly recommend a good teacher if affordable, so that you may advance quickly and not wander about picking up bad habits. wes.

#4 Patrick King

Patrick King

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Casino, N.S.W., Australia

Posted 25 March 2008 - 04:25 PM

Hi there,

I'm 14. I got a new concertina from America about 3 weeks ago. It's a MORSE C/G Anglo concertina(30 key).I've got a layout, which is a JEFFRIES C/G Anglo, and I have started to play a few tunes I know by memory or by sheet music. I was wondering if anyone has a suggestion or 2 of what I could do next? :D :) :D

Thanks


P.S. Attached is a picture of it.

Hi Patrick,

welcome to Concertina.net & the world of Concertina playing. Excellent choice of instrument.

Do you know what kind of music you want to play?


- W

Hi Woody,
Irish is the music I want to play. Folk tunes and music like that.
Thanks. :) :D :)

#5 Patrick King

Patrick King

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Casino, N.S.W., Australia

Posted 25 March 2008 - 05:10 PM

Great to hear you starting at your age, wish i had done the same! I would listen to a lot of styles first and decide what sound you really take to. Listen to cd's of english style, irish and the new fusion of old and new. There is loads of music to read and listen to on the net, or music to order. In time you'll come up with a certain style that is you. I would also highly recommend a good teacher if affordable, so that you may advance quickly and not wander about picking up bad habits. wes.

Hi stella24,

I do like to play the Irish style. I use to play the keyboard, but switched to the concertina.
I live in an isolated area so it's pretty hard finding a teacher. There is a lady who goes to one of the local markets to which my dad and I go to, who has had about 30 experience. When she goes there again, I'll ask her for a few tips.

I love the style that Noel Hill plays. I'm not quite sure about what styles there are. Could you possibly explain a few to me?

Thanks,
Patrick :D :) :D

#6 Henrik Müller

Henrik Müller

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 704 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Skċne (Scania), Southern Sweden

Posted 26 March 2008 - 05:18 AM

Great to hear you starting at your age, wish i had done the same! I would listen to a lot of styles first and decide what sound you really take to. Listen to cd's of english style, irish and the new fusion of old and new. There is loads of music to read and listen to on the net, or music to order. In time you'll come up with a certain style that is you. I would also highly recommend a good teacher if affordable, so that you may advance quickly and not wander about picking up bad habits. wes.

Hi stella24,

I do like to play the Irish style. I use to play the keyboard, but switched to the concertina.
I live in an isolated area so it's pretty hard finding a teacher. There is a lady who goes to one of the local markets to which my dad and I go to, who has had about 30 experience. When she goes there again, I'll ask her for a few tips.

I love the style that Noel Hill plays. I'm not quite sure about what styles there are. Could you possibly explain a few to me?

Thanks,
Patrick :D :) :D

Hello there, Patrick and welcome to c.net!
With no teacher around the corner, a good place to start is to listen as much as possible to different people playing Irish concertina (I am aware that this will eventually create a certain frustration, leading back to the lack of teacher :( ). But I speak from experience: though I actually play English concertina, I have dabbled in Irish music for many years, and most of those years Noel was basically my only source.

Which was great, of course - he is the undisputed master of the Irish concertina. But when I discovered - a few years ago - all the new, young players (that also means people of your age :D or younger), I became very, very inspired, simply because I heard tunes played in different ways. I had tons of "Aha - you can play it that way"-insights. That was very useful.

Of course it doesn't directly teach you how to play, but it conditions your perception of the music, much better than sheet music can. If you read music (it sounds like you do) you have a big plus there, but it is the listening that opens the mind.

If you like fireworks, Micheal O'Raghallaigh (pronounced "O'Reilley") is your man. Simply astonishing. Two records: "The Nervous Man" and "Inside Out".

For simplicity and clarity, Dympna O'Sullivan has recently released a very nice record, "Bean Chairdin" ("Woman's Accordion").

The Comhaltas site has lots of videos: Here are two examples:

Micheal O'Raghallaigh (with Danny O'Mahony on accordion)

Edel Fox


/Henrik

#7 Patrick King

Patrick King

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Casino, N.S.W., Australia

Posted 27 March 2008 - 02:49 AM

Great to hear you starting at your age, wish i had done the same! I would listen to a lot of styles first and decide what sound you really take to. Listen to cd's of english style, irish and the new fusion of old and new. There is loads of music to read and listen to on the net, or music to order. In time you'll come up with a certain style that is you. I would also highly recommend a good teacher if affordable, so that you may advance quickly and not wander about picking up bad habits. wes.

Hi stella24,

I do like to play the Irish style. I use to play the keyboard, but switched to the concertina.
I live in an isolated area so it's pretty hard finding a teacher. There is a lady who goes to one of the local markets to which my dad and I go to, who has had about 30 experience. When she goes there again, I'll ask her for a few tips.

I love the style that Noel Hill plays. I'm not quite sure about what styles there are. Could you possibly explain a few to me?

Thanks,
Patrick :D :) :D

Hello there, Patrick and welcome to c.net!
With no teacher around the corner, a good place to start is to listen as much as possible to different people playing Irish concertina (I am aware that this will eventually create a certain frustration, leading back to the lack of teacher :( ). But I speak from experience: though I actually play English concertina, I have dabbled in Irish music for many years, and most of those years Noel was basically my only source.

Which was great, of course - he is the undisputed master of the Irish concertina. But when I discovered - a few years ago - all the new, young players (that also means people of your age :D or younger), I became very, very inspired, simply because I heard tunes played in different ways. I had tons of "Aha - you can play it that way"-insights. That was very useful.

Of course it doesn't directly teach you how to play, but it conditions your perception of the music, much better than sheet music can. If you read music (it sounds like you do) you have a big plus there, but it is the listening that opens the mind.

If you like fireworks, Micheal O'Raghallaigh (pronounced "O'Reilley") is your man. Simply astonishing. Two records: "The Nervous Man" and "Inside Out".

For simplicity and clarity, Dympna O'Sullivan has recently released a very nice record, "Bean Chairdin" ("Woman's Accordion").

The Comhaltas site has lots of videos: Here are two examples:

Micheal O'Raghallaigh (with Danny O'Mahony on accordion)

Edel Fox


/Henrik

Hi Henrik,
Thanks a lot for those suggestions :D . I like that Micheal O'Raghallaigh movie. :) :D .
They look really experienced. :D I'll keep looking.(and hearing :) )

Thanks,
Patrick :D :) :D

#8 Patrick King

Patrick King

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Casino, N.S.W., Australia

Posted 09 June 2008 - 09:51 PM

Great to hear you starting at your age, wish i had done the same! I would listen to a lot of styles first and decide what sound you really take to. Listen to cd's of english style, irish and the new fusion of old and new. There is loads of music to read and listen to on the net, or music to order. In time you'll come up with a certain style that is you. I would also highly recommend a good teacher if affordable, so that you may advance quickly and not wander about picking up bad habits. wes.

Hi stella24,

I do like to play the Irish style. I use to play the keyboard, but switched to the concertina.
I live in an isolated area so it's pretty hard finding a teacher. There is a lady who goes to one of the local markets to which my dad and I go to, who has had about 30 experience. When she goes there again, I'll ask her for a few tips.

I love the style that Noel Hill plays. I'm not quite sure about what styles there are. Could you possibly explain a few to me?

Thanks,
Patrick :D :) :D

Hello there, Patrick and welcome to c.net!
With no teacher around the corner, a good place to start is to listen as much as possible to different people playing Irish concertina (I am aware that this will eventually create a certain frustration, leading back to the lack of teacher :( ). But I speak from experience: though I actually play English concertina, I have dabbled in Irish music for many years, and most of those years Noel was basically my only source.

Which was great, of course - he is the undisputed master of the Irish concertina. But when I discovered - a few years ago - all the new, young players (that also means people of your age :D or younger), I became very, very inspired, simply because I heard tunes played in different ways. I had tons of "Aha - you can play it that way"-insights. That was very useful.

Of course it doesn't directly teach you how to play, but it conditions your perception of the music, much better than sheet music can. If you read music (it sounds like you do) you have a big plus there, but it is the listening that opens the mind.

If you like fireworks, Micheal O'Raghallaigh (pronounced "O'Reilley") is your man. Simply astonishing. Two records: "The Nervous Man" and "Inside Out".

For simplicity and clarity, Dympna O'Sullivan has recently released a very nice record, "Bean Chairdin" ("Woman's Accordion").

The Comhaltas site has lots of videos: Here are two examples:

Micheal O'Raghallaigh (with Danny O'Mahony on accordion)

Edel Fox


/Henrik

Hi again Henrik,


I've been listening to any concertina music I can get my hands on, and I've come up with a toss-up of either Micheal O'Raghallaigh and Tim Collins. I'll keep listening to lots of others and see what style fits me the best.

Bye for now,

Pat :) :D :)

#9 Dirge

Dirge

    Ineluctable Opinionmaker

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2540 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Napier, New Zealand

Posted 09 June 2008 - 10:05 PM

Don't forget Youtube either. Lots there.

#10 Patrick King

Patrick King

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Casino, N.S.W., Australia

Posted 11 June 2008 - 06:40 PM

Don't forget Youtube either. Lots there.


Yes sure Dirge,

My Dad occasionally goes on YouTube to get a few concertina videos for me and him. My Dad plays the flute. He started just about 11 years ago now, which was when I was 3 and whenever I talk of that my mind goes back to me walking into the kitchen, my Dad trying out high and low notes on his flute and dinner heating-up in the microwave. Lovely thought. About 3 or 4 years ago, we got into Irish music, by hearing about the music sessions around where we are and the Wooden-Flute Obsession Disks, and also... Lunasa. So that started my Dad of on the Irish music, including me too, being once abl eo play the keyboard (I usually go back to it now and then to play Bach's Prelude in C- first prelude out of the 48 small preludes and fuges- or the Well-tempered clavier) and use to play other classical music on the keyboard, and changed to Irish music. I can still entertain my friends with some classical music on the piano! :D :) :D B)

Also, Comhaltas... I love that site, especially keeping an eye out for the more videos of Micheal O'Raghallaigh!


Cheers,
Pat

#11 Anglogeezer

Anglogeezer

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 282 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Beverley, East Yorkshire, England

Posted 13 June 2008 - 04:45 PM

Hi Patrick
Welcome to Concertina .net.
If you want to listen to some members playing tunes then go here Recorded Tunes Page

regards
Jake

#12 Theo

Theo

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 1619 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Gateshead, England. Land of the Angel of the North!

Posted 27 June 2008 - 08:18 AM

Hi Patrick

Not trying to steer you away from Iris music, but since you know some Bach you could try that on the concertina too, just to see how different it comes out. And for Irish music don't limit yourself to listening to concertina players, you can get loads of inspiration from players of other instruments.

#13 Patrick King

Patrick King

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Casino, N.S.W., Australia

Posted 23 October 2008 - 06:07 PM

Hi Patrick
Welcome to Concertina .net.
If you want to listen to some members playing tunes then go here Recorded Tunes Page

regards
Jake


Hey Jake,
Thanks for the page. I love the Bach pieces. One of them is played on one like mine and I've got the music for it somewhere. So I ought to go find it and try it out.
Thanks once again,
Patrick :)

#14 phinsing

phinsing

    New Member

  • Members
  • Pip
  • 1 posts

Posted 10 November 2008 - 10:15 AM

Hi Patrick
Welcome to Concertina .net.
If you want to listen to some members playing tunes then go here Recorded Tunes Page

regards
Jake

Hi I'm a french girl who started to learn Concertina diatonique come from ex East Germany (two links of five buttons) I don't know how to find partition Could you help me ?

#15 PeterT

PeterT

    Heavyweight Boxer

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPipPip
  • 2210 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Somewhere in England.

Posted 10 November 2008 - 11:57 AM

Hi I'm a french girl who started to learn Concertina diatonique come from ex East Germany (two links of five buttons) I don't know how to find partition Could you help me ?

Welcome!

Which type(s) of music do you wish to play?

Regards,
Peter.

#16 Patrick King

Patrick King

    Chatty concertinist

  • Members
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 186 posts
  • Gender:Male
  • Location:Casino, N.S.W., Australia

Posted 21 December 2008 - 03:58 PM

Hi Patrick

Not trying to steer you away from Iris music, but since you know some Bach you could try that on the concertina too, just to see how different it comes out. And for Irish music don't limit yourself to listening to concertina players, you can get loads of inspiration from players of other instruments.



Hi again everyone,
I think it's been a while since I got on here to have a look around at some new forums and things.
I've been listening to a fair bit of music including some cds a friend sent down for me. He sent down: Jack and Charlie Coen "The Branch Line", Mary Macnamara "Traditional Music of East Clare", Noel Hill "The Irish Concertina Vol.2", and Michael O'Raghallaigh. I've been thinking that O'Raghallaigh and Jack Coen(is he the conc. player or is Charlie Coen?) are very good players. I still have to become impressed with Noel Hill's playing, it's probably how he feels comfortable my Dad says, since whenever I get a clip of him, he's playing with another guy. Anway, anyone who would now, do Michael O'Raghallaigh and Jack or Charlie Coen play the same style?

Well, MERRY CHRISTMAS and a HAPPY NEW YEAR to all, have a safe holiday, and talk some more in the coming year '09,
Regards,
Pat

P.S. I'm starting to get the hang of chords now, another reason about Michael O'Raghallaigh's playing; he puts chords in all over the place but doesn't over-ride the music with chords.

Edited by Patrick King, 21 December 2008 - 04:05 PM.





0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users