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  1. So much rain and devastation since we were there.Bob
  2. 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
  3. I think the Concertina was made by "Hovis" "Hovis" The maker of Sliced Brown Bread.
  4. Why is it so many people have to play at Break Neck Speed .
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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.
  8. 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
  9. My wrists have had a hard life and now are not so strong as they used to be .I love to play standing it allows me to direct the sound better than sitting .For the Morris I always stand and for a while used a foldable Guitar type step to allow me for short periods to rest the concertina on my knee.We have just returned from *Trevithick Day in Camborne the step just got in the way .For the first time ever I managed to play with my fore arms vertical so the concertina was level with my face no strain on the wrists and because it was a noisy festival ,the sound carried really well. I am going to practice using this position more often. How do others cope? * (Richard Trevithick the first Steam Engineer)
  10. In my part of the world Jody (Remember Tom Bawcock )In and around Penzance I can go out every night of the week and find a session also sessions in the daytime .Every kind of music is catered for there are also many song groups dance groups Ukulele and so on who play Folk including our own Cornish music . Penzance is better for retirement than job seeking .Many people who come on holiday enjoy the music so much that they move here permanently.Most of the people in our Morris group and session players are older and I think it is a very sociable thing to do especially when working life has ended .Folk to me is what folk play and in my generation for instance Pop songs of the past are now common in our sessions often mixed in with other music Irish, English ,Scottish , Breton ,Cornish ,Old Time American ,Bluegrass you name it there is a session and don't forget folk play Jazz as well .So I hope your music in the USA gets better attention Music is a big part of the next generations education so surely there is hope that things will improve .As for distances of travel well I don't have the answer to that but you are sure of a welcome in my neighbourhood. Bob
  11. Jody Kruskal does it online .www.jodykruskal.com.
  12. I am using old technology which after 10 years of use still works well .Its a filofax which I call my JOG book (to jog my memory ) I print all my songs and arrangements in Word then print them up to the edge of 6x4 "with an index .I often print them in A4 when I am playing them for the first time .I haven't fully got to grips with with modern technology .Bob
  13. Any one travelling from the Bristol area to the Squeeze weekend who would like to share a lift .PM me Thanks Bob
  14. Thanks Don I didn't know about these pitch training videos. I have tried them and there is room for me to improve .
  15. Well don't we think alike .I live to far away for this workshop but what a good idea .Yes I would also pay if necessary for a video .Perhaps if enough of us were to make the request it might even happen.Bob
  16. Thanks for that I play Sheperds Hea for the Morris Dance ,"Not for Bob",and I am trying to find different ways of playing it .Bob
  17. Thanks Ken for correcting my mistake.I am not glued to my PC so this is my earliest attempt to reply. Thanks Howard yes I play a C/G anglo .and as I said in my title I wish to modulate the tune whilst keeping time for the dancers .I think I can with a little more effort do most on my C/G that can be done on my D/G and the sound carries better outside .The A7 cord does the job .I think I was trying to hard to make a progression to the next key like say like a ladder of cords or notes but it is obviously difficult when the dance is in motion .Also is it E7 to move from D to A ? Its getting trickier so more practice called for.Bob
  18. Hi Mike What I mean is moving from G to D .Bob
  19. Thanks Jacques nice reminder of which notes are available in each key.bob
  20. How can I, in not to technical terms, move the playing of "Shepherds Hea", from G to D.The last cord of play is the G.
  21. Moved to Teaching and Learning [from Tunes and Songs - Ken]
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