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  1. Craftydab

    Forgive me if your looks I thought

    If that’s ineptitude would that I was so inept myself....
  2. Regret I am having no response to my emails (sorry Frank) so does anyone know the current purchase price of a Frank Edgley Heritage Concertina? Many thanks.
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    starting anglo concertina

    If you are both new to the Anglo and reading music...as I was and you want to play Irish music, as I did, I would recommend The Concertina Diaries by Heather Greer. It will give you session tunes to play right off, give you the buttons push/draw, the name of the note and show it on the stave lines so you can learn as much as you want. It also comes with a slowed down demo disc of all the tunes in the book, some 47 or so.
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    Jamie Allen

    Well if you can work it out do please share and very many thanks.
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    Jamie Allen

    Well, when I say I play it in G, it starts on G, ends on G and the key signature is one #. So it’s in G to the best of my knowledge, but if it’s in some more obscure a.m. Dorian mode or other then I wouldn’t know!
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    Jamie Allen

    I’m playing the bog standard 30 key GC Anglo. Not that I have ever used all the keys yet! And play the tune in G. Any help greatly appreciated.
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    Jamie Allen

    That version is just so much better than I play that I don’t know if it encourages me or discourages me!
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    Sweet Jenny Jones, Anglo

    One persons enthusiasm causes another’s depression! Feeling pleased with myself at having this tune learnt in D, go to a session to be told it should be played in C. Then this post enthusing about the bass and chord options which at this time are absolutely beyond me. Ho hum.
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    Lessons For A Novice.

    I don’t know the etiquette but many thanks to all who responded with offers, links and suggestions. Hoping that an offer of informal lessons locally comes to fruition.
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    Lessons For A Novice.

    I have noticed the occasional post for Anglo lessons. Is there anyone available in the Berks,Bucks, Oxon area of the Uk? Any help appreciated.
  11. As I had no idea what a 1/4 comma meantone was I looked it up. (Wikipedia) And the construction of same. I’m none the wiser now! Best stick to just learning the dots and practising me thinks.
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    Eng. Concertina Purchased From Button Box In '95

    Dave Lees was/is trading as concertina-spares.com may well be one and the same and has done a repair in the past.
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    Vintage Anglo Purchase.

    Just to conclude the topic, purchased a Lachenal from Chris Algar. No pressure, no hard sell, try before you buy. In fact try as many as you like! Thanks for recommendation.
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    The Concertina Diaries

    As a complete beginner but having this book I would suggest 28 of the 47 could not be played on a 20 key unless one of your keys happens to be c# which would enable you to play in the key of D. I rather hope that someone else with more knowledge than I replies or even Heather herself with a difinitive figure. I do apologise if I am wildly out.
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    Tricks Or Tips To Learn To Read Music

    For what it’s worth. I am also an elderly learner of similar age on the Anglo Concertina. Started learning from an excellent book called the Concertina Diaries by Heather Greer. This is solely Irish music but for each tune you are given the Concertina fingering, the relevant note by name and it is also shown on the stave lines. Confess I am learning to read music by accident just by following each tune. This together with all the other helpful information enables me now to play from the music and to have options on the various fingering patterns. If you are playing Anglo I feel sure this book could help.
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