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Nanette Hooker

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About Nanette Hooker

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    Chatty concertinist
  • Birthday 10/25/1952

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  • Gender
    Female
  • Interests
    English Concertina
    I am a Botanist
  • Location
    Townsville, Queensland, Australia
  1. Liebesleid by Fritz Kreisler played on English Concertina https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M3t7ObUur7Q
  2. The Etude looks like Regondi's Golden Exercise - it is found in Atlas book "Comtemplating the Concertina".
  3. Hi My favourite English Concertina tutor is "Contemplating the Concertina" by Allan Atlas. I found that that it is advanced and I found it good to to learn all the notes. A few books are here http://www.buttonbox.com/learn-to-play-concertina.html For the beginner I find that Frank Butler is very good, but now I find it too easy. It is available here http://www.concertina.com/butler/butler-the-concertina-tutor.pdf I also like the book "New Method for the Concertina" by Giulio Regondi.
  4. Enjoyed the video of the classical music on the English concertina. Well done Wim.
  5. I have one piece of music of "The Last of the Summer Wine". It is for two people.
  6. Here is my band's version of Moscow Nights. I play a Lachenal Baritone. My band is called the Lettuce Dance Band. Moscow Nights
  7. John Nixon has recorded 1st Gymnopedie on the CD "The English Connection". It is played on three concertinas - treble, baritone and double bass. Sounds great.
  8. Found this news by accident while looking for something else: "Professor Allan Atlas will present a Lecture/Demonstration on Nineteenth-Century English Concertina on Friday, January 29, 2010, at 3:00 p.m. in Casadesus Recital Hall, Fine Arts Building at Binghamton University. This event is sponsored by the Binghamton University Music Department." Allan Atlas Lecture/Demonstration
  9. There is a excellent arrangement of three 3/2 tunes by Simple Gifts. Simple Gifts webpage. They do Waters of Holland, Easter Thursday and Barham Downs on their CD "Other Places, Other Times" and you can buy a music book with the CD. Many of the tunes in the book is arranged for two to four instruments.
  10. Frank Butler has written an arrangement of this piece. It is in his Concertina Mini Tunes booklet.
  11. I have just recorded myself playing Leisure Moments No. 1. I have been learning it for a long time. I would be grateful for any comments from C.net forum members. Constructive criticism please. The piano part is a midi file. Leisure Moments.mp3
  12. Sounds like you need pieces in the key of A major (F# c# and g# all use the third finger of the right hand). Some examples I've played from the ECD repertoire include: Long Odds, Lord How's Jig, The Bishop, The Dressed Ship, Elverton Grove, The First of April, Gathering Peascods, Geud Man of Ballangigh, Grimstock, Prince William, The Rakes of Rochester, Sun Assembly. I remember one gig where nearly the whole dance list was in A. There is variety in this list from the fairly straightforward to the finger twisters. You're right - tunes in A major are good (and any other tunes with 3 sharps or more). Thanks for this list. I have never heard of them - where can I get the sheet music?
  13. I have found three things which have helped me progress:- 1. Play regularly (once a week) with friends who are good musicians. 2. Play your instrument every day (minimum 5 minutes). 3. Play and practice exercises from a tutor book (I love playing exercises - my obsession) After I had a stroke (4.5 years ago) I had to do a lot of physio exercises (which were exceeding boring) but trained me to do regular exercises. I have used my concertina to help me develop my motor skills and strengthen the muscles in my right hand. Can anyone suggestion a piece of music to strengthen the third finger of right hand? I play EC.
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