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  1. I was recently playing some ITM in a noisy pub and noticed that I could not hear what I was playing and so had to but out of the tune being played .Am I alone with this or am I missing something ? Bob
  2. 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
  3. 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
  4. How would you describe his playing style eg it does not sound like melody and chords.? Bob
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. 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 .? .
  11. Both my handrests are 1&1/4 inches at their heighest point .
  12. What can I use to lubricate my Deralin buttons with to prevent them sticking.Without dismantling.Bob
  13. 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
  14. Can you tell me if any of you play with fused wrists joints ?
  15. What in a few words made you Choose to play a Concertina . Here is mine .= Played Clarinet and Sax at school but could not sing at the same time .My Daughters new boy friend lent me an Anglo in 2004 and I was hooked.
  16. When I first started playing I found John Kirkpatricks Chord Chart i. Its free on his site . .Bob
  17. I have 36 key Anglo and if necessary can play it like its an English concertina .To get an ( Anglo sound ) I am trying to play some pieces more like the suck blow sound of a harmonica which you can easily do playing in rows .I have noticed in some arrangements players form for instance a chord using say two buttons anywhere on the keyboard that can immediately be reversed to form the next chord .This requires a well practised knowlage of the whole keyboard .I love my Anglo concertinas and do not want to play any other system I just want to study other methods of playing .Bob
  18. I have been playing more than 10 years now and play Across Rows .Trying to improve my sound I notice some of my mentors reverse bellows playing in the same row .I think its what the Anglo is good for . It sometimes means playing two notes instead of three eg F to C cord by reversing the bellows .So often now I play in Row to achieve the effect.Ps hope you can understand what I am trying to convey and would be interested in your comments .Bob
  19. Thanks for all that .One other question . If I write a tune with words say, how do you get copyright
  20. 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,
  21. 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
  22. 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
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