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  1. Looks like one that Gear 4 Music sell. Not sure what the quality would be like.
  2. I started with a CG but wanted the lower pitched GD. I have had no problem paying the same tunes on both.
  3. Hi Roger, I would think that this piece is in A minor - the relative minor of C major. Regards Les
  4. Hi John, I'm in Rayleigh, Essex and would be happy to teach you if you can't find anyone nearer. Les
  5. Hi Dave, Good point - on my website there is a link to a performance video - this one:- https://youtu.be/O2m7iRNrUvQ Thank you for your kind comment and suggestion. Les
  6. I have posted a brand new video tutorial for this brilliant tune. You can see a clip from the tutorial here:- https://youtu.be/KRlpS0yIJV8 You get access to the full length, unlisted You Tube video, four pages of sheet music and a full set of instructional notes - all for just £10 and available instantly. I teach you how to play the famous A part that we all know plus the lesser known B and C parts. Two camera angles and slow and careful, bar-by-bar instruction will ensure that you understand exactly what to do which is perfect for the beginner or improver. Go to www.daddylongles.com/videolessons for more details. Edited as per Dave's post below Here is a performance of the tune:- https://youtu.be/O2m7iRNrUvQ
  7. Hi, I have uploaded this tutorial to my website. You can see an excerpt here:- https://youtu.be/wp532bEe9Kc Filmed on two cameras in full HD, the video has clear bar-by-bar instructions ideal for a beginner or improver. If you want to find out how you can get hold of this tutorial along with the sheet music, full instructional notes plus loads of other learning resources including a tutor booklet go to www.daddylongles.com/videolessons ​Everything is available for immediate access over the internet - no waiting for CDs or DVDs. Thanks for looking! Les
  8. Hi, This is just to let you know that I am now giving lessons on the English and anglo concertina in Rayleigh, South East Essex. I am happy to teach all beginners on these instruments as well as melodeon (DG,GC,C,ADG and GCF) and clawhammer (frailing) banjo). I am able to video your lesson or do an audio recording for you if required and you will be able to view/download these later on during the same day as the lesson. I am a very experienced teacher with over forty years experience teaching one-to-one. Please get in touch if you're interested and we can discuss times and rates. You can come weekly, fortnightly or just have a one-off lesson to see how you get on. If you are a nervous beginner just dipping your toe in the water you're very welcome to come and have a try on one of my instruments to see how you get on. Please check out my website www.daddylongles.com Many Thanks Les
  9. It's been a while since my last blog but here's my new one:- https://youtu.be/Dw9B2JGSZfg It's fairly lengthy. I play seven tunes to start with and then go on to discuss technique. I think I'm making a bit of progress at last. The tunes I play are La Marianne, Donkey Riding, Wash Day, Wooden Heart, William Brown, Fred Pigeon's No.3 and Mona's Delight - all in G on my GD. I hope you enjoy it. Best wishes Les
  10. This blog is just a quick performance of five tunes that I have been learning on my GD anglo:- Shepherd's Hey, Speed The Plough, Camptown Races, Bobby Shafto and The Keel Row - all in G. https://youtu.be/zNl4WqVx3MU Working on loads of tunes, especially for the Morris - so more to come! Best wishes Les
  11. In this blog I play and talk through four tunes on my GD, three of which I have already used in my EC tutorials. I think I'm beginning to make some progress but experienced players will no doubt pick up on a few rookie errors I'm still making - air button etc. Anyway, here's the link:- https://youtu.be/9a3yE0lMMZY and I hope you enjoy the video! Les
  12. Now that's the best argument for getting a second concertina that I've heard yet!...or you just stick with the EC! Yes it's weird. When I first started I thought that there was no way that I was going to take up the Anglo after five years of playing the melodeon. However, having bought a couple of cheapies just to dip my toe in the water, I really got into it and now it's my "weapon of choice". Having said that, I still love playing the EC which is far more straightforward than the Anglo (to me anyway).
  13. Interesting thread. I played English for a few months before I got my first Anglo (CG). I play Irish, cross row style on this. I then picked up a GD a few weeks later and I'm using this one for "melodeon" style playing - chords/ oom pah with the left and tunes with the right. Mostly I play up and down the row with the GD with the odd note on the "other" row. With the chords, of course, you have to do do some stuff crossrow. I almost treat the two concertinas as completely different types of instruments and thus I don't get confused.
  14. R I hate to disagree with anybody's opinion but, on the recommendation of Daddy long Les given on C.net some months ago, I made a vist to Hobgoblin in Brighton. Visiting Brighton was not the pleasant experience I recall as a child and since they have abolished the ' Park & Ride" service it was quite tricky to negociate those crowded streets looking for a cark park.However, the problem for me with the Morse Baritone I tried at Hobgoblin is NOT ENOUGH AIR. The accordeon reeds appear to use quite a lot of air and the instrument is as small as a normal treble EC combined with a six fold Bellows.If someone is a single note player then perhaps the wind supply is sufficient, but I play 'melody with chords', so I usually have two or three reeds playing at any one time and I do not think this instrument was designed with this in mind. Sorry if I gave you a bum steer and that your experience of Brighton was not a pleasant one. I play mainly single notes on the EC and of course have only been playing for a few months so mine was not the voice of experience. I really liked the sound but thought the price excessive. The one at Red Cow is the "right" price in my opinion. As for Brighton, my very elderly mother in law lives there and we travel there from Essex quite a bit. The town centre is a total nightmare for parking, traffic and one way systems. Having said all that, the staff at Hobgoblin are always friendly and helpful.
  15. Lovely one at Hobgoblin Brighton. I tried it out a couple of times. It's £1750 on commission. The guy won't drop his price so I dropped out. However, it plays beautifully and it's bang in tune so if you have the available money..........
  16. I picked up another Anglo just before Christmas. This one is a GD and like my other instrument, it's made by Frank Edgley in Canada. Lovely low notes and I'm currently using it to learn some melodeon-style pieces. Have a look! https://youtu.be/SwhnIMO1fTM
  17. Hi, https://youtu.be/ahAvKfXR3yo I came up with this today and thought that some people might find it interesting as we approach the festive season. I have arranged this for the treble EC although to play the tenor and baritone parts will necessitate the use of those instruments if you want to play the parts at the correct pitch. Luckily my Marcus goes down to F so I can play the Treble, Alto and Tenor parts on my instrument. The treble part is of course the main melody. I played the Baritone part an octave higher and then re-pitched it using my Mac's software. Amazingly it worked really well I think!! If you know the Steeleye Span version of Gaudete, that is in C# however I have put this in G which seems to work really well. ​At the beginning of the lesson you can hear all four parts tracked together and then I subsequently "unpack it" as the video progresses. I hope some of you enjoy it/find it useful. Tabs for it can be found at my website www.daddylongles.com - go to "Concertina Music". Best Wishes Les
  18. Just to let you know that there are now 31 video lessons for English concertina available here:- http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=18026&p=172075 Tabs are available for all tunes at www.daddylongles.com - go to "Concertina Music". New tunes since my last notification are:- Bobby Shafto Captain Maguire Yankee Doodle and Jon's Polka The lessons are free of charge and ideal for beginners. All the best Les
  19. I wonder if someone can explain the logic of this to me. On my Frank Edgley anglo the lowest note on the C row is quite logically C with a G on the pull. This works really well when doing little oom pah patterns and playing tunes on the right. So why is the lowest note on the G row B and not G? To get the same result here I would have to go to the C row for a low G root on the push and a D on the pull for the usual two chord pattern. Weirdly on my old cheap Hohner D40 the lowest note on the G row was a G with the obvious D on the pull. I'm probably missing something obvious here!! Thanks if you can shed some light on this. Les
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