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  1. Yes been there done that.Its not obvious what to do so I have sent him an E Mail
  2. Where can I find more info about the October Anglo class advertised on this site .Clicking on the add gets me nowhere.Thanks Bob
  3. 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
  4. I recognize the tune , don't now from where !
  5. 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
  6. Thanks for that Stephen .A first for me but I do like it would love to play it with whistle and fiddle accompaniment.Bob
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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 .
  10. Yes let's have some more its much better than a metronome.Bob
  11. 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
  12. 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
  13. 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
  14. So much rain and devastation since we were there.Bob
  15. The C/G is good for ITM and also for Morris (playing outside) a G/D does not have the same punch as the C/G . It has a better range than the G/D because from C you can play up two Sharps or down two flats .The C/G becomes a bit limited when harmony playing in D but then its a concertina not a piano accordion .Most players (look on this site ) find ways to produce fantastic music by perseverance and not everyone has more than one instrument to play. I am presently playing melody in F and Bb its challenging on the C/G. If you want to play in rows get more boxes . Bob
  16. I think the Concertina was made by "Hovis" "Hovis" The maker of Sliced Brown Bread.
  17. Why is it so many people have to play at Break Neck Speed .
  18. These hand supports are provided by the NHS to give my Thumbs support and they are excellent for keeping your hands warm when playing my Anglo.There is still room for the hand strap .Must have been designed by an Anglo player ! Bob
  19. I have arthritis in my hands due to a lifetime of practical work.Thumb joints of the left hand are the worst although I am right handed I don't know about the vibrations but my Anglo gives me gentle exercise of my fingers . I still sometimes get pains in my Thumb joints and not quite sure if its playing my Anglo standing for Morris or other causes I wear hand protectors mostly to keep my hands warm so that they move better. I try not to play outside in winter. I do also believe that music keeps me occupied and happy.Which is so important for my over all peace of mind.Bob
  20. Small G/D wheatstone wanted up to 30 to 36 buttons but no bigger than 6 inch across flats.Would prefer hand made reeds but may consider a good Hybrid.
  21. Yes I don't think I could play that way near my ears especially indoors .Where I think I still have to use some form of footrest if standing ,.in order to give my wrists a rest.. Even though I wear hearing aids it was ok outside where the music tends to disappear into thin air .Bob
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