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    I started to learn the Irish language again and I have fallen in love with the language as a result of that I got interested in the culture and traditions, so I attended the Fleadh Cheoil (huge traditional music festival) and that's where I heard the concertina, what a gorgeous beautiful instrument so now I am ready to make my first concertina purchase, which I am very excited about!
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  1. If you someone were to be swinging a concertina around through all of their performance and weight was an issue, couldn't you just choose a lighter instrument but it would compromise the loudness and power, I have a Suttner rosewood ends it is oh so so light but same suttner with ebony ends is heavier, why not attach mics to the concertina? Also I wouldnt go with a shoulder strap for long periods youll only end up getting pains in your back and headaches.
  2. I found a youtube video of amazing grace on the English concertina, it's really easy to follow and understand and it plays nicely on my anglo c/g concertina. Thanks for the advice I will try that approach of learning a few notes at a time and not be overwhelmed by the whole score, thanks again
  3. Hi everyone I appreciate everyone's help, the thing is I can't read music or understand tablature, it hasn't really stopped me from learning the concertina, I do learn a certain way and I'm happy with the way I am learning. To Gary, I love your version of amazing grace it makes my heart smile, but I can't understand the tabliture
  4. I appreciate the help, but as I was saying in my post I find it very difficult understanding abc even reading the guides it's like a different language.
  5. I don't know what key it is in :/ I don't have a recording was hoping that maybe someone would be kind to send me a recording and the notes
  6. Hey all I have been learning the concertina for a good good while now, I heard a tune/song that I would love to learn and it's called amazing grace, I think it would be just lovely on the concertina, so this is where I need help, I can't transpose it to the concertina, I find it very difficult and honestly I can't read abc notation, I have been learning tunes by simple abc a' b' c' a- b- c- that kind of way and I'm happy with that, would anyone be willing to record amazing grace slowly and simply and with notes, I play anglo C/G and if so I would happily make a donation to cnet for the effort and time, thanks for reading
  7. Hi Ben, thanks for the advice, I didn't think to do that, I sent him an email thanks again
  8. Hey thanks for taking the time to reply, I do really love my Suttner, when I'm playing it makes me happy,It has really fast response when playing like the notes just want to play themselves, it's great, but... there's just something really lovely about Wakker concertinas that makes my heart smile and I feel now I am in a better position to purchase or be able to offer a really good trade for one
  9. Would love either of these beautiful concertinas but would have to trade my Suttner plus perhaps half the cost of either concertina in cash. If that intrests anyone that would be great thanks for reading
  10. I was looking over some of his last posts and he was selling his concertinas and I would love to revisit the idea of buying his Wakker A5 if he still has it available for sale
  11. I'm pretty much a beginner myself well I think now intermediate and the best advice I could give someone is don't worry about playing fast, play the tune at a slow pace, even at a slow pace you can hear the rhythm and hear the tune and it still sounds quite lovely. If you want a simple slow down option windows media player can slow it down to .5 speed. Open Chrome or other web-browser/ open 2 tabs one for youtube and the other (it's an mp3/converter/downloader) http://www.youtube-mp3.org/ Copypaste song into converter - download Open the song in Windows Media player
  12. Having found and bought a Suttner, which brings me so much joy, I just wanted to post this here to show my interest in wanting to get a Wakker A4 Ebony/ A5 Wakker, hopefully from someone in Europe and more specific Ireland/UK or would someone from t he states becoming this side of the pond for the Fleadh Cheoil etc, could a deal be done and If they have one available would they be interested in trading it for my Crabb, Suttner. Or my Suttner plus cash. Thanks for reading
  13. Does anyone know if it's possible to get a dvd of the series or somewhere I could download the older episodes, the older episodes don't appear on the player, it's such a lovely series I'd love to have it on DvD
  14. Hi everyone I appreciate the advice given here, I've tried to understand the ABC Notation and I can't seem to get my head around it at the moment, I would really prefer to learn a tune the way I have been with the very simple A D' F F G B E A- A-, I can listen to recordings and practice how long I should hold a note for etc, it's how I've been learning tunes thus far. The slow down seems like a fantastic idea and would certainly help with recognising what note is being played and allows me to match the notes and find what note is being played on the CD, that is another issue for me, when I hear a tune there are times when I can't distinguish which note is being played, I'm getting better at it as the weeks past and I practice more. Again thanks everyone for their help, if anyone has any other ideas I'm all ears
  15. Hi everyone I heard a tune on a CD that I bought and I would love to learn, it's called O' Sullivan's March but I want to learn it in simple A B C notes, I don't understand sheet music and anytime I look up Abc notation it looks all complicated to me :/ it's really frustrating me :/ how do I go about getting a tune to put into simple Abc like.. A D' F F G B E FF in this kind of format
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