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Gregor Markič

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  1. Slovene folk song, very popular. Possibly suitable for total beginner- first song ever. So simple- it can't get any simpler 😄 And that's good. I've got my first student I'm teaching and this is his beginning. Lyrics: Where are those footpaths that once were there? Today only bushes grow and green grass. I will cut the bushes I will mow the grass I will make those footpaths that once were there. Footpaths are everywhere but the most beautiful footpath is the one which takes me to my mummy. PS. I forgot! I translated the lyrics in esperanto: G C A7 D7 Kie estas vojetoj, kiuj staris iam G D7 G sed nun kreskas arbustoj kaj verda herbar G C A7 D7 Mi dishakos arbustojn kaj falĉos herbar G D7 G kaj mi faros vojeton, kiu staris iam G C A7 D7 Ĉie estas vojetoj, plej bela el il' G D7 G estas tiu, kiu gvidas al mia patrin'.
  2. Slovene melancholic folk song. Original: https://youtu.be/PzB5BrjjtP0
  3. Today this tune crossed my way and I knew I'd play it. I'm sorry for posting here the draft of the first day, I promise to record it after a week and I believe it will make a splash 🙂
  4. Thanks for your help. A faster tempo and oom-pah really makes it a little better. Still not master class, but I don't mind.
  5. I'm happy with the right hand and I'm fully aware something should be done with the left one. Due to my null musical education I'm stuck here in my carpenter's workshop. Can anybody help me?
  6. My version. Not as beautiful as Gary's but good enough for my needs 🙂
  7. Gary, that's very very beautiful. I'll learn this one for sure.
  8. Now, this is an enigmatic, melancholic yet beautiful tune by Vlado Kreslin- a slovene cantautor. https://genius.com/Vlado-kreslin-namesto-koga-roza-cveti-lyrics original:
  9. Another day another dance.
  10. Hello, Stephen, I play anglo. As I said, my story began last january, I bought myself on Amazon the cheapest china-made 20-buttons anglo concertina. And I immediately grasped that that was the right thing for me. It took me a week to learn Oh Susanna (both hands). And from than on it went very quickly, no lessons, nothing. Maybe someday I will look for a teacher to give me lessons, but for the moment there are so many things I'm finding every day, I need no help yet. That would also be my advise for a beginner- just squeeze it and explore. First learn to use the language, the grammar can come later.
  11. Don't understand me wrong. I was told about my shortcomings in a nice and friendly way. I used the word "reprimand"- I have maybe used too sharp word. Never have other people shown me hate upon hearing my concertina playing- except once. And it was funny. This year in august I played on a town square (yes sometimes I do a streetperformer) and a woman went past me and hissed hostile: "Go and find a work!" It was awkward, but someone heard her and came to me saying, that he liked my playing. We had a good laugh. The woman must have had a bad day, maybe a bad reincarnation 🙂
  12. This week I had a short private correspondence with a more skilled and reverent member of this forum and he naturally reprimanded my finger tecnique and my rythm shortcomings. I confessed and admitted everything with much humbleness. I also self-accused me of having butchered some tunes trying to make my own arrangement. Well I have null musical formation at all. BUT I LOVE THIS INSTRUMENT. See what happened to me several weeks ago to be in a mountain cottage where I met a company of merry strangers. One of them played an accordion. I brought my concertina up there (2000 m altitude). The accordion player had his instrument permanently stored in the cottage because of its weight, naturally. He played very well, but his repertoire was somehow limited. My estimate is he knew to play max. 20 tunes- but he played them very well. I, on the other hand, could play litteraly any tune which came up in conversaion in less than 10 minutes. So main reason for my love for concertina are: - easy to play (I started in january this year and I can already play hundreds of tunes) - portable (can put in my rucksack) - loud and fun if other people sing with me (I find playing and singing simultaneously for the moment very difficult, I managed to learn it only in few songs) - can play very diverse genres, people are amazed because they have these prejudices that on an irish instrument one can play only irish music 🙂
  13. Another day, another tune 🙂 Original from movie Doctor Zhivago
  14. Welsh folk song. I prefer playing it a little faster. https://photos.app.goo.gl/ixugmfPUFr5TejJN7
  15. Now, this is an lovely and simple tune. Children's version: Freddie Mercury sang it in Budimpest in 86:
  16. Simply having fun...
  17. Not bad for a beginner i believe. I'm not done with you, you Handel, you old rascal!
  18. A song by the American music duo Simon & Garfunkel.
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