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  1. 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)
  2. 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
  3. Jody Kruskal does it online .www.jodykruskal.com.
  4. 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
  5. Any one travelling from the Bristol area to the Squeeze weekend who would like to share a lift .PM me Thanks Bob
  6. Thanks Don I didn't know about these pitch training videos. I have tried them and there is room for me to improve .
  7. 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
  8. 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
  9. 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
  10. Hi Mike What I mean is moving from G to D .Bob
  11. Thanks Jacques nice reminder of which notes are available in each key.bob
  12. 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.
  13. Moved to Teaching and Learning [from Tunes and Songs - Ken]
  14. Pelican/Hardigg Storm iM2075 Case with foam presently £83 on E Bay UK
  15. I am interested in Reading Jeff' Bigler's article but can not open the site in here the UK .Is their another way I can see it Thanks Bob
  16. I hope you will bring it with you for a demonstration Well done Dave
  17. Thanks Simon .I have been practicing on and off since Christmas this technique and I am not very good at it .I play Anglo so what I have to do is re-learn the route my fingers take across the keys .I use the rolls mostly on the G buttons push and pull and occasionally on others .Two tunes i have applied this to is ,"Bear Dance "and "Irish Washer Woman" of course only playing the melody .How have other Anglo players got on with it ? Bob
  18. Selling my Dipper G/D .36 Button Wheatstone layout, Nice Sound and base .End plates show Hunting Scene .8 Fold Bellows.Nice Boxwood inlays .PM me for further details .Bob
  19. Can any tell me where I can get an Entry Form for this event ?
  20. I taught myself to play with Mick Bramich's book as guide .I then found the best thing for progress was to go to session and learn to play with other instruments..The way to get better is to play as much as you can I only started in 2004 but today feel I can play in Sessions .play for Dance and Sing and play.The one thing I always do is practice as much as I can and read concertina publications for extra technique .Good Luck its a wonderful instrument .Bob
  21. I will need another lifetime to learn to play my Anglo like some players II have just found the joy of playing my C/G in the key of F .It also suits my singing voice ! Is there other non row keys that should visit ?Bob
  22. I have thought many times to play another system or an additional instrument .Then I thought better of it All the time I spend learning a new instrument could be better spent improving my Anglo playing but then I need it.Bob
  23. I started playing on a Hohner 36 button that had accordion reeds .Bob
  24. I always play standing for Morris and when not in a procession I use a small foldable footrest that the guitarists tend to use ..Bob
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