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  1. I was listening to a U Tube video recently about Singing Harmonies .A nice tip I heard was to take tunes that you know and try to play them in several different keys by (ear) . Many tunes will be possible .Try in the keys of C,G,D.A and F to start with .This teaches you that once you find the start note where to find next note .Once you have done that you can also sing and try to find the chords that go with the song . Again do it in several keys just playing Chords .Hope that helps . Bob
  2. No but I am sure if you go onto Andrew Normans Website you will find one .The concertina is loud and quite fast .Thanks Bob
  3. How would you describe his playing style eg it does not sound like melody and chords.? Bob
  4. I tripped over a Morris stick and broke some of the end plate it was repaired by Colin Dipper and the New Moon insurance paid up in full although I had only been with them a few months .I have now been with them for 10 years .Bob
  5. Selling my 32 Button Wheatstone Layout concertina .Andrew Norman added 2 extra buttons 1 each side giving two extra notes per side both C# and F# .6 fold bellows .It's quite loud .Not used in the last couple of years .I used it for Morris , Session playing and song accompaniment.Nice case .I am based in Penzance but could bring it with me late December to Bristol £1100
  6. I hope this is relevant to your Blog Jody. I can whistle on key to many tunes but it takes me a good long while to find the notes on my Anglo even if I play in a common Key say C or G .I have been playing since 2004 .I still often need written score to show me where to put my fingers ,I listen to the tune for lift .Is it just practice to here a note and then reproduce it on my instrument ? I would be grateful for any Advice. Thanks Bob
  7. I want to improve my sound .I leant to play Irish style across rows, Now when I play and sing Harmony style , although I can play with the correct chording I think I have lost my Vamp. Listening to other singer/ players of Anglo I hear lots of Bellows reversals which the Anglo is known for. Jody for instance I hear you do this a lot .For example playing in keys G,C &D Am & Em ,I ought to know but are there Chords that reverse say C to G ,G to D excreta .Thanks Bob
  8. Just been up to Bishops Castle in Shropshire to one of Sir Johns Anglo Workshops .What a Brilliant 21/2 days tuition with a lovely bunch of musicians .John inspired me to focus my practice to achieve a altogether better sound and method of playing harmony .Although I was aware of the many techniques being taught it was grate being reminded and having them demonstrated by a Master Player . Thanks John and All who made the weekend so enjoyable .Bob
  9. Always concerned about my Concertinas being stolen .I try to keep them with me at all times when out and in a locked car boot or house at other times .Unlike some instruments they are hand made can not be replaced .Being small they would be difficult to trace or even prove who they belong to .I wondered if smart-water could be used.The water has a code that will lead back to the owner.Also wondering if it would be useful to fit a locator tab to my case . Any Thoughts .? .
  10. Both my handrests are 1&1/4 inches at their heighest point .
  11. What can I use to lubricate my Deralin buttons with to prevent them sticking.Without dismantling.Bob
  12. Yes getting lots of problems with my wrists .I think I used my Bike to much which puts pressure on the wrists .I wear hand supports often while playing ,especially in the cold outside. I don't really want surgery to fuse the joints but the wrists are often painful . Bob
  13. Can you tell me if any of you play with fused wrists joints ?
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