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    I would recommend The Button Box
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    My introduction and question.

    I am very lucky to own a fabulous Anglo CG made by Colin Dipper. Too glorious an instrument for someone of my talents but I treasure it. when I first decided to play something in the free reed family. I attended NESI and saw all my choices. I was just really drawn to the Anglo. So I bought Morse Ceili from the Button Box. It was very nice and really everything I needed but I had a chance for this Dipper and just couldn’t pass.
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    My introduction and question.

    I am using Caitlín’s lessons and they are perfect for me
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    My introduction and question.

    I am also retired with no musical experience but started playing 18 months ago. I love it. I went to both UF and Fla State and know Dunedin. I now in live in far far Northern Maine with no teachers or sessions. Enjoy
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    Yeah this is not a big thing just slight discomfort after about an hour
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    Ear training

    I would often try to get my students to copy problems, especially calculus. I am convinced that the act of writing helps our brains in ways we don’t really understand
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    Ear training

    And Anglo-Irisman
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    Ear training

    Thank you to all, Halifax, Don Taylor, wunks. I guess I am just trying to move ahead faster. I do try to listen, listen , listen. Especially since many Irish Trad tunes are not familiar to me. I am getting better and continue to get great joy when I play.
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    Ear training

    Don Taylor, Thank you so much for that explanation. I really didn’t understand about intervals.now I think I do
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    Ear training

    Hi John, That is what I am doing . In fact I have made a playlist of the tunes I am working on that I use when I ride my exercise bike. I also listen, then play alone , then try to,play with the tune and so on. In fact as I fall asleep I often hear a tune over and over in my head. I am getting better. I am hoping there is a little more I can do so I have an idea of what note I am hearing. Thanks so much, Susan
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    I am hoping it is normal to start to have some tenderness in your fingertips when you are playing more each day. My left index finger is the worst. It seems I am starting to form calluses. Is that typical or there something I should do differently?
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    Ear training

    I must acknowledge that I have a terrible ear. Now that I have been trying to play my first instrument ever for a year and a half, I feel like it is time to work on that. Ultimately I would like to pick out more tunes by ear. What recommendations do you folks have for me? I have looked at a lot of apps but am not sure which might be the best for me. I like apps that work with my iPad best. But if there is a good website that would walk me though identifying the note I hear that would also be good. Any and all advice will be appreciated , Susan
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    I have been working on Irish Concertina Lessons with Caitlin Nic Gabhann. They seem to fit exactly to what I need right now . But I have been mildly distracted by a clicking noise as she plays . Almost like a ring hitting the side of the instrument. It is definitely in time to the playing. This morning I was listening to Irish Concertina Ensemble and I heard that same clicking. Can anyone tell me what it might be?