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  1. Many thanks for this muchly detailed reply, Alex ! I will search for this gear on the Net and see if it's OK with family's money 🙂
  2. Hello, I would like to post new videos of my playing during weeks and months to come. Until now I used my old laptop integrated webcam and mic, or more recently my IPhone (without any accessory), but I would like to know what king of gear do you use (if you post some videos of course !). I think quality of image is somewhat important, but stereo sound seem to me very important with our "double sided" instrument. Thank you in advance for your advices ! Terence
  3. Hello, just wanted to share "The Rights of Man" video I made a few days ago, with my smartphone. Have a nice day !
  4. As it was something important for me, what about considering a vintage one with "real" concertina reeds and not a hybrid ? Some at barleycorn concertinas are sold for this kind of price.
  5. Hello, here are two pictures of my 26 key Lachenal, made with a Minolta X-700 (MD Rokkor 50mm f:1.7) and a Kodak T-Max P3200 film.
  6. At least this one is dedicated to Irish music. Or do you mean his choice of fingering is not convenient for "Irish style" ? (there is no irony in my question, as I'm a beginner)
  7. Hi ! As I just posted on the FB "Concertina are cool" group, I was about to subscribe to the OAIM website when I saw your announcement. I'm a beginner from France (in an area where Irish sessions are very rare), have a decent Internet connection, and wish to learn a little more "by ear" as well as vary learning sources (for now I use excellent Gary Coover books exclusively). Your video system seems to me more "modern" compared to the OAIM one. What's more, I don't want to learn another Irish instrument. Conclusion : I see no reasons to not subscribe to your course instead of the OAIM one. ? Advices are nevertheless very welcome ! Hoping to be your "student" soon !
  8. Hi, As a beginner I can recommend the Gary Coover books. I find them very clear and of progressive difficulty.
  9. Very good news ! Can't wait to listen to this album too.
  10. Only my laptop with its integrated webcam and mics. Far from perfect, but someday I'll browse the C.net forum to find some video capture material :-) And for recording, I use an online utility (https://webcamera.io/fr/), and then edit a little and add fadings with OpenShot video editor (https://www.openshot.org/).
  11. Thanks ! I exclusively use for now the Gary Coover books. Yes for harmonic style there are many tunes with suggested or fingered chords. The Carol comes from the Christmas concertina book. The Eleanor Plunkett , coming from the Irish session tunes book, has also a harmonized version, but I don't play it good enough for now. Next time I hope ! I love this air.
  12. Hello, I humbly post here the link to my Youtube beginner videos. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCwlQHBXOFQbAnA6tiJ1aZKg I had posted some firsts in last posts of a thread dedicated to the choice to make before buying an instrument (here), but I dare now to create this thread only for my video attempts to play the anglo ! Any advices and comments will be greatly appreciated. I know it's for now very simple, but I hope to keep this Youtube chain live, and I wanted to share. Have a good day, Terence
  13. I like this topic and all these useful informations ! I am also a newbie player of anglo. Terence
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