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Terence

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About Terence

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    Melodeon, recorder, church organ, and... concertina !
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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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)
  4. 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 !
  5. Hi, As a beginner I can recommend the Gary Coover books. I find them very clear and of progressive difficulty.
  6. Very good news ! Can't wait to listen to this album too.
  7. 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/).
  8. 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.
  9. 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
  10. I like this topic and all these useful informations ! I am also a newbie player of anglo. Terence
  11. Hi, Thinking about other tunes book which could be made with a "theme", I wonder if a "world war one tunes" could be of interest ? I listened to these songs and find them probably suited to a tune book : "It's a long way to Tipperary" (1912, popular since 1914 with United Kingdom expeditionary forces coming to Boulogne-sur-Mer in France) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XVM-tFAdADg "Waltzing Matilda" (1895, Australia) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CwvazMc5EfE "Danny Boy" (on Londonderry Air, irish tune) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0Lj8Zg_PiN4 "Keep the home fires burning" (Ivor Novello, 1914) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5P8UokgVqWs "Pack up your troubles on your old kit-bag" (1915) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kXcs1Vv3YlE "Over there" (1917, when US declared war) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B6hRDS3LvQQ "Farewell to Slavianka" (1912 for Balkanic wars, but popular during WW1 among russian soldiers) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FJt_JdFwLw0 "Der Gute Kamerad" (Ich hatt' einen Kameraden, 1809 but very popular among german troops) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CN-vN_zJvwE "Lili Marleen" (1938 but from the poem Lied eines jungen Wachtpostens from 1915) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wh4qe0Hp6RU "Quand Madelon" (1917) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vS2ML_0Ky0M "There's a long long trail" (1914) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9WdCCNXL6Uc "Roses of Picardy" (1916) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GZ87ICmR-2k "I didn't raise my boy to be a soldier" (1915, anti war song) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-C2qOAgMCl4 "It's time for every boy to be a soldier" (1917, lyrics from the same author of previous song !!) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RX3SuMQJQLY ..... There are surely more of popular songs to add ! See here this tracklist. Here is an interesting article of UCSB Cylinder archive. Another (french) source (National library recordings) Some other popular "tunes" of that time, such as from Debussy, Ravel or Holst are probably less suited to a tune book, I guess. What do you think of it ? Gary Coover, after the Cowboy concertina, perhaps ?
  12. Thanks for this site ! Great recordings, with a good sound quality. Why do they put videos with flash, however ??
  13. Hi Gary, I have no "cowboy song" to submit, but I'm longing to buy this book when ready. Between gifts and personal boughts, I have now all of your anglo tutors. I find them very clear, "sober" (I mean without many "disturbing" pics or anecdotes). There are plenty of tunes ; I find them accurately chosen and sorted. Congratulations for this well-done work. So ! When this book will be ready, I would be glad to know it.
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