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About Kelteglow

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  1. Thanks for all that .One other question . If I write a tune with words say, how do you get copyright
  2. Looks lovely .Its a great felling having a New instrument so well made. I know my concertinas when I had them new really made an improvement to my playing .I hope it gives you many happy hours of enjoyment Bob,
  3. I learnt to play first Irish stile across rows .Then wanted to play Harmony .I used the online instruction on Johns site for eg showing push cords and pull chords in the Whitehaven volunteers I play the first Full Bar pull and the second bar push for three notes then pull the D Also Where the chord symbol appears I am not sure if to play a full chord or just a single note to accompany the melody. I am booked into Johns workshop later in the year ,If any of you can add any guidance I would be grateful .PS I am trying to play with a metronome .Thanks bob
  4. I should have added that I wish to Record me Singing and playing , if that makes any difference .Should I record both together or maybe buy extra equipment ,get technical and record separate tracts for Music and Song, then add them together.Bob
  5. Although I have been on this site for a number of years I have never posted a recording of my efforts .I have tried recording on my phone and on my PC it sounds awful .I play live in Folk Clubs and have been told that my sound is good ,so I hope its not just me .Can any one suggest what equipment I should use to get a better result .Thanks Bob
  6. I started playing Anglo 2004 and the first instruction I got for Harmony play was from Johns blog How to Play Anglo on his his website .Later on I attended one of his workshops at Kilve and when I play the tunes in the English Choice book I tend to play Um pa style keeping the Um as low down on the L/H side as possible .So I hope that's right .Do any of you play it differently ? Also I try to play all the tunes in the book although some are specifically for Anglo . Bob
  7. Listening to Sir John Kirkpatrick playing how does he get his rhythm and punch in his tunes his chords seem to have an almost ( explosive build up ) I cant find other words to describe it .There also seems to be an underlying almost constant tone and I am not talking abut the Guitar accompaniment .I wonder if its because I am unable at the moment to play the tunes at full speed .I am presently going through Johns Brilliant English Choice book I also have the CD , I have had them for several years but only now got around to reading and playing .PS I have been waiting over one year to atte
  8. What a Brilliant Topic Although I have been playing for a few years there is always something more to learn when you go back to basics .That's what I have been doing through Lockdown .Thanks bob
  9. Great to see you encouraging young musicians who can carry on the tradition of Concertina .Wish I had started when I was younger. Music has brought me so many friends. Bob
  10. Can someone more clever than me tell me in his U tube video. What notes Tim Edey is playing on his Melodeon run down the keyboard .It sound Brilliant. Bob
  11. When I play at a Folk Club I like to play standing up if possible with a step or chair close by in case I tire .It helps I feel , that the audience see the concertina as well as hear my Anglo Concertina . When playing for Morris I always stand and use a folding step ( like guitarist use they are about £10 to buy) .Often with our Pensans Morris we play while walking in a procession .I then use plastic ratchet straps which I put all the way around the wooden ends of my concertina with a key ring attached to clip a shoulder strap to. When I had my new34 Key G/D made by Colin Dipper I asked for
  12. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to All of you .I hope we can return to some sort of normal in 2021. Back to the subject .I have bought almost every tune and instruction book going Keeping Gary in Gin and Tonics. I play as much as I can using the suggested tablature .Left and right finger positions .In the end I just end up singing my song and finding the best accompaniment that I am able to produce. I wish I had Jodie's skills but I am going to need another lifetime to get there .So in the meantime I will just have to use the skills I have acquired so far and do my best . I can sing better
  13. Lovely Music from you both . I do like the bellows reversal which I must do more often in my playing .Have a great Christmas and New Year ,Hoping your trip to UK is on for next year. Bob
  14. Can you tell us more about your Maritime Music eg Do you play along with Chanties etc .Stay Safe , Bob
  15. With Festival s and Workshops all Cancelled .Up and to the start of the latest lockdown I have had the Pensans Morris players Max of 6 in my conservatory ,We all miss performing and this is the next best thing .I have also tried using Zoom but I don't get the same buzz from it . In the latest England 4 week lockdown ( no gathering allowed ) , I have pulled out my numerous song and instruction books as every time I look through them I find something new to practice. Hoping we all pull through safely . What music have the rest of you been doing /practicing ?. Bob
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