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Graham Collicutt

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  1. 1st, 2nd, chord etc in scale as selected from rotating ends as marked on left side.
  2. Numbers are showing octave range: C4 is middle C.
  3. Push f2 c3 f3 a3 c4 f4 a4 c5 f5 a5 Pull c3 e3 g3 bb3 d4 e4 g4 bb4 d5 e5 E4 g3 c4 e4 g4 c5 e5 g5 c6 e6 Push d4 b3 d4 f4 a4 b4 d5 f5 a5 b5 Pull this is what is on my FC Wheatstone 30 button, there may be changes on a Boer anglo
  4. Comments from a long term G/D anglo player, with 30 buttons, mainly Wheatstone layout. My top note Is F#6 and lowest G2, your layout is in the baritone range, yours is G5? Your C# row gives you all the notes, but no Ds on the draw or Es on press. I find those essential. I am happy with the accidental row. Graham
  5. http://www.johndipper.co.uk/concertinas/specifications.htm explore this link
  6. Hi, I have a Wakker anglo, where after removal of the screws, there is a strong ''glue tack'' that I have to break. This still happens after 10 years, there is no sticky feeling after making the break. I hold bellows in two hands and then push ends with thumbs together on one side. You have to be firmer than you would expect.
  7. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WHEATSTONE-64-KEY-ENGLISH-BARITONE-TREBLE-CONCERTINA/174062973444?_trkparms=aid%3D111001%26algo%3DREC.SEED%26ao%3D1%26asc%3D40733%26meid%3Dac352ccc30444865ac36645990632ced%26pid%3D100675%26rk%3D4%26rkt%3D15%26sd%3D192679869944%26itm%3D174062973444%26pmt%3D0%26noa%3D1%26pg%3D2380057&_trksid=p2380057.c100675.m4236&_trkparms=pageci%3Afa1eab68-ef40-11e9-b6e7-74dbd180cf18|parentrq%3Acf3abdb416d0aca517d56987fffe7a65|iid%3A1 Nothing to do with me
  8. Wakker G/D. For me I try to play as much of the tune with my right hand. Main keys G D, A and E minors, B minor, A C, G and D minor, F in order of ease and use. I feel Irish style C/G requires a strong left hand, so I wouldn't use C/G ''D'' fingering, it would end up an octave lower than I would like to be. A good tune to start with is Atholl Highlanders. It is all on the D row, no g#, but gives you the feeling of being in A ( 2nd position?) 4th part you only need fingers 1 and 2 on right hand: B g row| c#ac#c#ac# (all pull d row and g row}|dbddbd (all push)| c#ac#c#ac#| bgbbgb ( all push g row)|c#ac#c#ac#|dbddbd|eeef#ed ( all d row)|c# ba| . Blackthorn Stick in A is another good starter tune. Graham
  9. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yse_AJN-OYs This is what I am doing here, plus playing pull B off left hand D row, plus some others. I could do a slower version if that would help. Graham
  10. 2 examples: Swallow's Nest from Allan's Irish Fiddler A part I can never get as good as I would like. Drowsy Maggie start of A part
  11. That Jeffries, I kept for about 25 years. I should have kept a tally of what has passed through, there have been around 6 other Jeffries, but I am now happy with what I have. I have tried every system, and I think it has all helped, but it is 30 button G/D wheatstone system anglo that wins out. Yes, I still have the Model 22, playing the english would less than 5% of my practice, but a few tunes have stuck that I struggle with on the anglo. I rarely take it out of the house. I find there is nearly always another way of playing with the anglo, the fifth jump at least 3 obvious ways; on the english, always a problem I have never overcome well enough. Mistakes with the anglo, easy to overlook and recover from, the english much less so.
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