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  1. I think it is some of both. I really don’t understand the beat notation and I probably need to play slower until I get it down pat.
  2. Help I have been playing since late September. On my own alas. I have been practicing many tunes using Gary Coovers books , abc notation,some tunes that Doug Barr gave me and OAIM . I think I am making progress BUT I am pretty sure I need to work on rhythm or cadence or whatever we want to call it. If I really know a tune I might be alright but I want to really develop a solid understanding. Any recommendations? I am trying to use a metronome . It is difficult but I will stick with it if that is the best way. This is my first instrument and I do not really read music.
  3. Do you happen to have the email address of the person at US Fish and Wildlife that got back to you? I called once and the person I spoke with really did not know as much as you seem to know. I really need to get this straight because I would like to just keep the Dipper I recently got and sell my Morse. The Morse , by the way is quite nice. I just only need one.
  4. Dont know if these has ever been shared. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KhpJHnhHLCE Credit for learning about it goes to Bob B on SI-talk
  5. This is just a wonderful set of tunes. Thank you
  6. Can anyone tell me about their current experiences or if they know the specific rules for taking a wooden Concertina across the US/Canadian border? I know there is a problem with Rosewood and Ebony but I dont know about other woods or how to find out. I am about to buy an older Dipper but we dont know what wood is on it and I do have to cross the border now and again.
  7. Are you still looking? I might be selling mine. It was new in September
  8. Are you still looking? I am in the states but have a chance to upgrade. I just bought this Morse Ceili new in September.
  9. I am strongly considering attending this years Boxwood Festival in Lunenburg Nova Scotia. Just wondering if any of the Anglo players here have attended in the past. I just started playing in September so I want to be sure this would fit. It started as a Flute event but has grown considerably. They offer slow playing each day and a Concertina instructor. http://boxwood.org/canada_register Any thoughts?
  10. I really appreciate all the suggestions and will probably try several different ones. And yes I was a math teacher. But I will have to go slow on any music theory because I am learning so many new things at the same time. I am really glad I was directed to Gary Coovers books because I can at least feel like I am making some progress.
  11. Thank you Theo, I have signed up for this. May be more then I can digest right now. But I will give it a go.
  12. So here I am, 66 years old and just playing my first instrument. I am using Gary Coovers books but I really would like to read music. I live in a very remote area. There are music instructors but no concertina players. If anyone can suggest an app, a way to practice reading music that would be great. All suggestions are welcome
  13. So glad you mentioned this. I just donated. I hadn’t even thought of it.
  14. I found Bob to be really very nice when I contacted him about my interest before it was listed on eBay. Unfortunately it was not in my budget. I am sure if you have interest in this instrument you should contact him. I also know that ivory or rosewood can cause real issues especially if you are crossing borders.
  15. I might be interested if this person passes
  16. Thank you, Wolf! Both for the music and for fixing my misplaced and hijacked thread. This really helps
  17. Kinda so of my right little finger is doing fine
  18. I cannot believe how much every day when I pick up 'Sadie and play what I can there is so much joy.
  19. Sad thing is it is not anything very difficult. Just Fevre Jacque from Gary Coover's book. When I try to hit the little finger it comes out really weak. But I appreciate the encouragement and will keep trying.
  20. Just to let you know that my tutor is still there as a free down load if anybody wants it.It was recorded for Anglo beginners and is a help for twenty button playing. It was the way I found to enable my left hand to accompany my right. Al So isn’t still available somewhere? This link is not work8 g for me. Thank you for this
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