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  1. 5 hours ago, Jeremy S said:

    this is something I've wanted to play but it seemed intimidating.


    It's not too difficult luckily. It gets a bit hairy when it hits bar 39, with the rising tension and lots of sharps suddenly start popping up. The only bar that I could not do was bar 44, which wanted an A# harmony with the C#s. I just substituted with C#s on the harmony instead, sounds fine.


    I noticed in your Gilligan's Island video that you have a couple of Benchys behind on a side table. You also an avid 3D printer?

  2. Still a bit sloppy, but the best recording I managed to get after about 2 weeks of trying. Starts to deteriorate close to the end, when the nerves kick in (I realise I haven't made too many mistakes. The mistake was then focusing on that fact XD).

    Original song is in the key of Cm, I am playing in Am.


    I shared the sheet music in another post in the Tunes/Songs forum, incase anyone is interested: https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/24859-looking-for-tab-bosun-bill-sea-of-thieves-anglo/


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  3. 7 hours ago, gtotani said:

    Me too,  play this tune with 30b C/G anglo but I cannot share the sheetmusic, as it is well under copyright protection. 

    I  suggest you buy an easy piano arrangement and play it on your concertina. 




    You're absolutely right about copyright protection, but I have never had any trouble uploading music to Musescore. As long as you link the music to its owner, so that if they want to remove it they can with the press of a button, I've never had any issues.


    Here's a version of the song on Musescore that's been up for 5 years: https://musescore.com/user/16006641/scores/4197961


    I'm not saying you're wrong, cause I know you're very much correct. However it seems that some songs either slip by copyrights, or the copyright owners don't care. Or Musescore is hidden pirate island for sheet music, yarr!

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  4. @charleschar I've seen many of that guys arrangements, and they're always stellar. His Secret of Monkey Island rendition is one of my favourites! Other than the general "oom pah pah" rhythm, I'm no good at thinking up all the kinds of flourishes and playing styles this guy has.

    Looks like he keeps it in the original key. Looking at his left hand, he does reach for those extra notes at a few places; quite a lot during the intro, again at 0:25, 0:29, etc. Not taking into account his right hand, obviously. That's not to say you can't improvise those notes, but his rendition is an amazing starting point to learn from. 

  5. Had a very quick stab at one of the sections of it, have attached a pdf with Gary Coover tablature. Let me know what you think.

    It's really quite difficult to get working, even in the key of C. So many seventh chords! And so many off chord notes, like wanting an E on melody while you want a Dm on harmony; one really wants push while the other really wants pull.

    I think I'm a bit out of my depth helping on this one. It's gonna be a real challenge getting it sounding right on a C/G Anglo.



  6. Evening @cbuja,


    I watched this movie years ago. Shame I missed this tune, it's lovely. From the video's description, he is playing on a Hayden Duet, which would explain the lovely harmony he's getting. Looking at other available sheet music and chords online, the song seems to be in the key of Bb/Gm, which can be quite tricky to play on a (I'm assuming) C/G Anglo with accompanying harmony. Would you be willing the sacrifice the original key for playability?



  7. A bit late to the request, but I've been having a go with arranging this tune this last week. Used @Jeremy S's sheet music, some sheet music I found on Musescore, various chord layouts I found online, and the renditions of some accordion players on YouTube. A fair amount of transcribing to do with them all to get them to the Key of C.

    @Ostrava, I have attached the arrangement I have come up with. Quite happy with how it turned out, a lot of trial and error in places to find the layout that I felt was the easiest to play. Using Gary Coover's Tablature System, if you're familiar with it. If not, would definitely recommend his books.

    The sheet music is also available here on Musescore: https://musescore.com/user/37659330/scores/8404724



  8. Managed to get a recording that sounded ok this morning. Hope you enjoy, and can hear how the arrangement sounds: 


    My cheap squeezebox is starting to fall apart; the bellows are leaking air, one of the reeds (right hand 9 on the pull, by Gary Coover's tablature) isn't sounding at all, and about 2 reeds have a tendency to get stuck on even when not played. All in all, I was happy I managed to get a recording at all that sounded semi-decent XD Can't wait to get a better instrument soon.


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  9. Evening everyone,

    With the Queen's Platinum Jubilee coming up very shortly, I decided to attempt to transpose God Save The Queen to C/G Anglo Concertina. I've heard a few recordings on here of people's versions of the song, but I think I managed to get my own flair across. 

    The song is already in the key of G, and pretty easy to get arranged. Like always, a few bits could do with better harmony, but it has to be sacrificed for pulling or pushing air out where appropriate.

    You can find my arrangement attached, or on my MuseScore page: https://musescore.com/user/37659330/scores/8148252

    As always, Gary Coover's awesome tablature at work here.



  10. Afternoon everyone!

    Hope you're all having a good day. I'd like to share with you all my arrangement for Tarantella Napoletana. You can find the sheet music attached as a pdf, or at my MuseScore page: https://musescore.com/user/37659330/scores/8141565

    Some of the E7's (bars 10, 12, 38 and 40) get a bit hairy and difficult to play, but I couldn't get it sound right any other way than I ended up with. They're challenging, but I'm finding them easier the more I practice myself.

    Once I am proficient enough with it myself I'll upload a recording here as well, so you can all hear how it sounds.



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  11. 25 minutes ago, Theo said:

    If you want a decent quality concertina in a short timescale, then you will need to look secondhand.  Making a new concertina involves a lot of time for the maker.  So any maker with a good quality product will have a long wait time.  Anyone turning out concertinas quickly in large numbers will not give you the quality you need.


    Oh, I fully understand that. I hope I haven't come across as assuming concertinas are quick and easy to make; I fully understand good quality takes time. Each separate element must be made from scratch, and to make such an instrument is a really impressive skill to have that takes years to learn and master. All I was trying to imply is that some manufacturers are in higher demand than others, some waiting times are longer than others, and - what I'm hoping - some might have some concertinas ready-made and ready to purchase.

    For example, as Alex said, it looks like there Celtic Chords in Stonehaven has an AJP concertina all ready for sale, as does Hobgoblin Music it seems. If Marcus Music doesn't have any of theirs in stock, and there'll be a wait time to purchase one, and it seems they're both good quality instruments, that will affect my decision of which I will purchase. Hope that makes sense :)

    EDIT: The AJP concertinas they have for sale might be second-hand, I'm not sure. If they are, then it'd prove your point of buying second hand.


    I think if I already had a semi decent concertina, I'd be more patient waiting for another. But my current concertina is well below par and has been bugging me for months now, and it's taken a while to save up for a new one, so I cannot wait to get something better in my grubby mitts :)


    15 minutes ago, David Williams said:

    It was a number of years ago that I ordered my Marcus Tina's so not too sure how long it took to get them but think it was around 3 to 4 months. You will need to contact them to find out the current situation. i found them very efficient and helpfull. 

    Thanks for this, David. Might be worth me doing some phone calls in the coming weeks, to find out what the stock or waiting times are.

    Thanks for your replies, everyone. In only a few hours my ideas of what is available to purchase in the UK has changed drastically :D

  12. Thanks for the replies, guys. It's looking like Marcus or AJP might be the way to go. Looking at the ACNorman concertina website, a 18-20 month wait is far too long for me.


    30 minutes ago, David Williams said:

    My first new concertina was a Marcus DG followed soon after by a Marcus CG.

    I cannot see anything on the Marcus Music website about wait times, but having bought multiple yourself can you remember how long from purchase-to-delivery the whole thing took? I know I sound impatient, but a month is fine with me. I just don't want to be waiting a year or two; that level kind of quality and care is too much for what I'm looking for in the level of instrument I'm after.

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