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  1. Thanks for all your input .Yes I will have to listen to the Key being played to find the Tonic .What I was doing was looking at the finger patterns the guitar player was using as my guide..The easy key for a guitar is E not so good for a C/G concertina .My friends who play guitar often sympathise and play in a more compatible key which is fine..My example with which I started was the guitar playing in D and then capo two frets making obviously the cords of E .Often though and again for example they move one fret making say D to D# major or G to G#major and so on.Like most of you I love playing music .I have fewer problems Playing for Morris ,Cornish Dance .Folk songs or Irish Style. If I get into a pub session often when I am playing there will be a call for the concertina to "Take the tune and improvise" I don't find that easy and sometimes have to decline the invitation more practice required ----I think I will need another lifetime to complete my education on the concertina. PS Let me know when you are in PZ Dick . Bob
  2. I am not very good at playing along with guitar players of which there are so many. I have been playing U Tube videos and trying to accompany the songs .Its all ok until the Guitar player uses their Capo .For example I watch their hand position to see which cord they use ,so if say they are fingering the D Cord I am ok until they capo up two semitones or more which make cording on the Anglo more difficult.
  3. This site has given me so much learning and information .Thanks and may it long continue.Bob
  4. Hi Jody Good Idea. I will PM you nearer the date ,Thanks Bob
  5. I often see these concertinas for sale I know they are cheep but ignoring that .How do they play ? One note at a time or in octaves are they a different note push and pull .
  6. Thanks Jody didn't want to miss your playing .Looks like Bodmin is my nearest. Bob
  7. Can you Jodey or any one that knows give me a list of Folk Cluib dates for this November .Thanks Bob
  8. Are there any tunes people like to play on the C/G with a good harmony ? Bob
  9. Hi Gary Nice looking concertina .How do you find the sound compared to the C/G you usually play .I guess its not handmade reeds you have .Bob
  10. shared a.docxshared 25 August at 15:40 · Jankoen de Haan 21 August at 01:31 My bandoneon got stolen As many eyes needed to try to find it back On 20 august 2018 at 23:17 my bandoneon was brutally stolen at Toulouse airport, France. I’m hoping to find it back with the help, eyes and ears of my facebook friends and connections. Its a matte black chromatic instrument build by bandonionfabrik.de and is branded “AA". It is about 10 years old. The instrument can easily be recognised by the blanc tape used to fix the valve to the valve wire (not shown on picture). Please let me know if you see it somewhere, in real or online, if someone offers you an instrument like the one pictured. It was stolen in a black bandoneon bag, with a shoulder strap and backpack straps branded “Percufund". Any help is greatly appreciated. I know its not a Concertina but its theft of a similar instrument if we can help . I don't have an address but I can contact him on Facebook Bob
  11. I am travelling on Ryan air with just cabin baggage Will they allow me to take my concertina .I would rather ask here than the Airline as they are so funny about extras.Bob
  12. Wow that was good and only 3 months in !
  13. Can anyone tell me which microphone to get to enable me to record music to put on this site .ie( a mic for my PC ) Bob
  14. For what its worth I will say this ." Many pubs offer live music but many times it is a singer with a guitar ." If as in my case you are looking for (sessions to join in )its best to ask locals or look on line .Bob
  15. For now I would leave the button pressed and just change the bellows direction .Later see the different effect you get when pressing and releasing the button for each note.Good luck you have picked a brilliant instrument .I hope you have lots of fun .Bob
  16. I think you have the jist of what I was trying to convey.Another example is a good choral singer will be able from a start note to go up , a forth ,a seventh and so on .I was thinking could one recognise the distance between the notes before playing them .As I said I can do this on an arpeggio an octave and adjacent note adjacent .I suppose it all comes down to practice.
  17. I have just read through the topic (Whats the point of Learning Scales) .I can read music or play by ear .What I am not totally good at is predicting the sound I will get from pressing any one button. For example before pressing Sing the note you expect the button will produce .Then repeat pressing another button an odd distance away .Its easy when its an arpeggio or the next note of the scale..Another example is sing three odd notes and then try to play exactly the same notes .Can any of you do this or is it a step to far .I am not the fastest at learning new tunes ,however I can manage in the long run..Bob
  18. 30 Button G/D wheatstone layout Concertina Reeds please PM me if you know of anything suitable thanks .Bob
  19. Their are many more Anglo C/Gs than G/Ds .For instance the two boxes that I have owned have been of similar size and weight .I know that some of the G/D reeds are bigger but are the chambers of similar size ?and why is it that concertina makers only offer to make (concertina reeded) C/Gs ?
  20. Bringing the subject back to cords.I have started to learn the patterns necessary to produce R/H cords .Using these patterns ( 30 button layout ) also help with complimentary notes to the L/H cords .Also through setting them down on paper ( AS well as the main row C/Dm & G/D7 )I have now noticed that some of the same 3 notes pull give (as with the L/H ) one cord and then push gives another .So far R/H 2,6&7 Push = D . Pull = Em . 2a,1&2 pull =G Push = E 2,6&7 pull =D . Push =Am .Of course I like these because I only have to remember one pattern for two cords .Can you see any more ?
  21. I have done a similar thing drawn out the R/H to show what buttons are available for each of the cords that I use .Like the guitar players I don't necessary remember the notes of the cord but the patterns they form..I have not been playing my concertina for many years but I am surprised that every time I try something new I learn more ways to use the keyboard.I will need two more lifetimes to play all that I want to play ..
  22. I was thinking more of playing a block cord R/H ( Up to three notes together) and then other various notes of the cord L/H .I was hoping to use this for song accompaniment not necessarily using the melody which I will sing .I have not yet learnt many R/H cords.I am just trying to find other means of accompaniment..
  23. I like to accompany my singing with my Anglo .I have learnt most cords on the left hand .Watching for example a piano player they often play their cords with the right hand then additional notes on the left do any of you use right hand cords much .Thanks Bob
  24. Unable to make any of your gigs this year I will try harder next .I am always jealous of the folk that attend you workshop in Lewis ,but its to far from Penzance ( obviously nothing compared to the distance you have to travel ) Perhaps one day there will be a workshop in the west of the country.Meanwhile I shall continue to enjoy your playing and singing on CDs and Youtube .Bob
  25. Sorry try this https://s26.postimg...._113449_004.jpg. I have not got the hang of picture posting if any of you will send me your E Mail in a message I will send more pictures.Thanks Bob
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