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  1. In a session I am ok if I start a tune .If someone else starts the tune even one I know I have difficulty playing along with it sometimes.
  2. Wondering why it is that I find it easier to Lead a Tune than follow a person playing even a tune I know.Am I no good at listening or what ?
  3. I play Anglo . Are you playing with other Bb instruments .If you are trying to accompany your singing you may be best to look for another version of the song eg https://chordu.com/chords-tabs-the-coast-of-high-barbary-id_0Zs-Zr95aw8 There are many other possibilites if you Googal the title. Bob
  4. Hi Peter your G/D seems to be a Jefferis System .I have a Wheatstone 34 button G/D and have worked out every Chord for the left hand(I doubt I will ever use them all ) . You may be able to adapt these chord charts to your concertina .any two buttons make a chord that includes the melody note you may be using for the tune . PS the forth picture includes chords I missed .Bob
  5. Seeing the Double Concertina case for sale reminded me to tell you about my purchase From Currys PC World UK .When I go out to play especially if I am in a parade .I carry my two concertinas C/G & G/D in this a Camera Bag its a Sanstrom Canvas Backpack cost £29.99 .It has room for two concertinas and lots of pockets for music ect. Although its shower proof , I would cover it if it was raining .I dont keep my concertinas in this bag at home I have another stronger case .I have reduced two pictures below. Bob
  6. I found the site and booked up .Just hope now that travel restrictions and contact are lifted in time.Bob
  7. I Have joined Zoom but I am not the cleverest when it comes to computers .I would welcome any further tips on how to use it .Thanks bob
  8. Here in Cornwall its the same with lots of empty shelves in the super markets.I have tried playing my concertina but without the need to practice prior to a performance seams to make it harder .I am sure I will get used to it . There are many musicians stuck at home and when the weather improves we are going to meet two meters apart in the local park for a session .Unless its banned.
  9. Are you coming to the UK for 2020 and do you have a programme ? Bob
  10. Yes been there done that.Its not obvious what to do so I have sent him an E Mail
  11. Where can I find more info about the October Anglo class advertised on this site .Clicking on the add gets me nowhere.Thanks Bob
  12. I agree with that Richard .I play to accompany my song and often break rhythm to emphasis certain parts of the song .You can do this if you play on your own of have practised it with others before hand .Its difficult if you do it in a session but then if I start the song others just have to follow !Bob
  13. I recognize the tune , don't now from where !
  14. I have watched a lot of videos by Karen Ramirez on music Theory and practice She has taught me a lot .Applying Keyboard to Concertina is challenging but I think her idea of practicing Arpeggios with grace notes works for me.Here is the series of Videos (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WmAA7-WeLiw ).Bob
  15. Thanks for that Stephen .A first for me but I do like it would love to play it with whistle and fiddle accompaniment.Bob
  16. I play my C/G for morris and will continue the same .I play the melody line with cords as most of the band are rhythm instruments .The c/G carries the tune well especially outside I only use the G/D sometimes for Morris at practice .Thanks for reminding me I am going to play all my tunes in the same key on both instruments.You missed my comment about being a note reader .I suppose I will just have to revert to playing the scales and speaking the note value .Playing by Ear is easier but I like sometimes to play off sheet music as well .So on with a load more practice ! Bob
  17. I have in the last two months got my new G/D Anglo .I have had G/Ds before and just played it using the same fingerings as the C/G or just played by ear .Being a note reader and playing Harmony I find I need now to remember the name of the cords and notes I am playing (not just the pattern based on a C/G).The 34 Key Dipper G/D I have is such a lovey sound that I want to play it more and more I find myself looking regularly at a keyboard layout to produce the notes required .I do practice daily .Any tips from G/D players would be welcome .I have explained myself the best I can .Thanks Bob
  18. Sad loss this week of my friend Dave Leggett ,concertina player .maker and contributor to this site. Who last saturday lost his battle with cancer Bob .
  19. Yes let's have some more its much better than a metronome.Bob
  20. Being the owner of a nice new G/D I look forward to any tuition advice .I particularly like Jody's style of playing .and may in the future take some lessons if the exchange rate improves and I will purchase the Hardcore English compendium book and CD .Thanks for the info .Bob
  21. Regarding your comment Jim ( If I had more use for an F/C ) I had a F/C box but didn't use it much as it involved carrying a extra concertina .I play in F a lot as it suits my voice but this is done using my 36 key C/G I have extra Bb and F buttons .I so envy my fellow guitarists who just Capo to change their keys .How do the rest of you get on using F .Bob
  22. As with a previous Blog I am trying to play along with Musicians singing various songs .Several times recently I have been asked to ,"fill In" with music between their verses .Fiddle players ,.Whistle Players and others seem to do this fairly easily .I would love to do this .I know which key the music is in .Do any of you have any tips that would help me improve ? For example .Do I just make up a tune that matches? How do you know what to play? Thanks Bob
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