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  1. Sorry, for long pause and confusion. I play an Anglo. and aye, I can figure out the chords for a concertina. im tried to translate some music to it before from general read sheets to disappointing results. (Big Rock Candy mountains, looking at you!)
  2. That's for concertina and just single notes?
  3. It's been a rough week here in Ohio. But wedding planning continues, future wife would like if I could learn "rattling bog" for the reception. I don't suppose any of you all have a sheet of notes or tabs that could be of use?
  4. I've got a older Scholer. Little beat up and could use some tlc on the reeds but it plays well. I paid 250 for it but would take advice on what price to take for it.
  5. I have been playing concertina for a few months now and im getting to the point where im beginning to overlay chords with melodies and im starting to run into an issue thats giving my troubles. specifically when the song calls for two buttons to be held for a time that are on the level (weirdly enough always button 4 and 9 on the left or button 2 and 7 on the right if you follow Gary Coover button layout label system. When these pop up what is your preferred method for holding both? Or is this an issue only I face?
  6. Ok, I'll tell the students this one gets no accompaniment. Thank you.
  7. I've been looking around for a version of this song that sounds right on the concertina and have had no such luck. It's one of the songs my students want to perform for a variety show (heavily changed lyrics) and they roped me into it cause I made the mistake of practicing during my school planning period. I've looked in both Gary Coovers sea shanty books but wasn't able to find it there. Any pointers to places where I might have more luck?
  8. Good Day and happy new years fellow bellow-fellows, Getting more and more enjoyment out of this instruments (especially since I upgraded from the old scholer to something with a few less miles) and have been trying for some more advanced songs. Recently was recommended the Becalmed Melody from Sea of Thieves and while I understand half the song, the long "melody" notes have left me confused. How are those to be played? I assume I cannot simply hold that note because there are often pull/push changes half way through the note? Apologies if this seem a rookie question, im self taught for the moment and have never really had any formal music teaching. please see link for the sheet music for "becalmed" the upper Staff i understand, its the lower one that has be confused. Becalmed link: https://musescore.com/user/1133871/scores/4922324
  9. I was strongly considering the Rochelle by Concertina connection, Which is a hefty hunk of a honk-box (fiancees term for the instrument). Im told there really isnt a hard case that fits it.
  10. As i write this, its Christmas Eve. Bit no matter when you may read this, a fair Christmas to you all from the Firbolg and the Orc. My novice question for you all is this: how does one properly store a concertina that doesnt have the bellow strap? One of the models im looking at lacks it and only comes with a padded bag. I know you should always store the instrument not on either face, but how do you remove it from the bag without stressing the bellows when its not strapped shut? Apologies if this seems an obvious question. Regards, The Firbolg
  11. Where may I ask did you find such affordable deals on those two used ones? I'm hesitant about a used instrument from sites like reverb or ebay.
  12. So, what does riveted action actually mean? And for that matter what would my Scholer have? I'm sorry if this feels a basic question. Assume my technical knowledge is close to nonexistent.
  13. You had a Rochelle? Would you say aside from the size and bellow stiffness you had any issues? I know it's a Chinese made model and that can often mean a decrease in quality.
  14. Less that I consider either of them an upgrade. I'm still very much in beginner/novice territory. I'm looking for a further entry level (under $500) Concertina that will open up my range of play beyond the old Scholer. What is considered a high end 20 button? I've only seen lower cost ones.
  15. Good morning and a Happy Holiday (whichever you may celebrate) to you all (Christmas for myself). A few months ago I acquired my grandfathers old Scholer Concertina (year unknown) and I gotta say it may be the first musical instrument ive ever felt honestly happy playing. Which is why it breaks my heart to report that of its 20 keys, only about 7 or 8 of them work properly. So, im in the market for a step up from the old Scholer. My research and calls to a couple well regarded stores here in the US have as the subject line says nudged me towards either the Concertina connection Rochelle or the Weltmeister 607. Im honestly just looking for advice from folks about their personal experience, any issues you've experienced with either. or even advice on other brands if it helps given my knowledge and experience with this line of instrument is small. Warmest Regards to the forum, Firbolg 'n Orc
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