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Everything posted by Marcus

  1. Hi Derek - that's what I do at the moment. I've tried learning the correct fingering but find it incredibly frustrating!
  2. Strangely enough I do notice that when playing the G/D using C/G fingerings - the tunes feel different
  3. Good afternoon all. I wondered if all of you who play the anglo do so as if it were a C/G instrument. I learnt the fingerings etc on a Wheatstone C/G layout instrument and transfer that directly to my G/D - is this the correct way to do it? Or do I need to relearn where all my notes are?
  4. Decided to use the Clover and try the OAIM lessons instead of confusing myself with a different keyboard! I have a G/D anglo and that hurts my head after spending a few years on the C/G.
  5. Does anyone attend the East Coast school who could recommend the easiest way to get there - bearing in mind that I don't drive in the US - could I tag along with anyone?! What's the closest airport?
  6. How easy is it to get to the Noel Hill School - I'd have to fly in from BDA to New York.
  7. I enjoy the Concertina World magazine and it's nice to feel connected to a larger group! I'm stuck in Bermuda on my own - no other concertina players near me!
  8. Is this instrument still available?
  9. I have a 30 key Stagi C/G anglo in Wheatstone layout that is surplus to requirements. Looking for about $500 for it. Any interest?
  10. Any interest in a swap for a Clover anglo?
  11. Hi all - I have a Concertina Connection Clover kit which I built and had finished by Wim Wakker. I'm toying with the idea of trying the English Concertina and I'm looking for an instrument. Would there be any interest in a swap for an EC for this anglo? I purchased upgraded bellows to go on the kit and like I said Wim finished the tuning and button travel. It has a padded gig bag. Please let me know via PM or just by response to this topic. Thanks in advance.
  12. Happy New year all! It's that time of year again when we should all join or renew our membership with the ICA. You get an interesting little magazine and the knowledge that you are supporting the group that flies the concertina banner for us all.
  13. Hey Jody! Long time no hear! Love to get back to some lessons in the new year.
  14. Good day all - I am visiting the UK in December and was wondering if there are any concertina related things going on during my trip? I will be staying near Sidmouth and would love to get together with like minded folk for a little music.
  15. Hi Jim - can you offer an insight into how you choose chords for the arrangement? I had very little trouble learning the melody but struggle a great deal picking ways to accompany it.
  16. Morning all - has anyone seen or tried this - http://www.irishtunebook.com/the-concertina-diaries.php
  17. Jody Kruskal teaches harmonic style via Skype and I know Florence Fahy Carnevale teaches Irish style - I'm sure there are others.
  18. I think the tab used by Gary Coover and Jody Kruskal is by far the easiest and most effective of all the ones I've tried. Betram's is great too but I find myself thinking in terms of Gary and Jody's tab more often than not.
  19. I have to say I love the lack of weight with the Morse instruments. I recently played instruments by a few other builders and the difference between the Morse and all the others was incredible. On paper it doesn't seem much but every ounce counts. Of course there are alway those that think if an instrument has weight it feels more substantial - I'd take a Morse thanks!
  20. Still have this Stagi if anyone's interested. Make me an offer.
  21. I messaged Flo yesterday to find out about it but I've not heard back from her yet.
  22. Are you playing instruments in different keys? That is to say are you playing only C/G Anglo or do you also play G/D or Bb/F and if so are you playing them as though they are a C/G? My biggest problem is actually trying to read the dots as though I'm playinag a G/D - my brain sees C/G!
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