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  1. The music is a solo improvisation on a song I composed and which I played in my exam in 2004 with pianist Jeroen van Vliet. This can be heard and seen on the DVD "Playing the Concertina" made by Bernd Out; produced by Pilgrimm Pictures. Preview on the website my webpage I hope to publish part 2 of my tutor this year. I am working on it at this moment. I am glad you enjoy the play-along book. Pauline
  2. Here are the new downloads as promised. concertina-academy I hope you will all enjoy them. Pauline
  3. The downloads should work. You should be able to click on them. I just tried myself and had no problem. If anyone else has a problem do let me know. Then I will try to find out what causes the problem in your specific case. Pauline
  4. The new exercises for June are delayed but will be published together with July exercises on 30 June. Just to let you all know. Pauline
  5. Do check out this website Stuart Estell. If you have not heard him before you need to listen here. I had the opportunity to hear Stuart, first in the concertina weekend "Swaledale Squeeze" where he sang while accompanying himself in turn on anglo and duet concertina. It was a lovely little concert on the Saturday in this always lovely weekend. Then I had the opportunity to hear him together with Emma and Ian on Tuesday in Selly Oak, Birmingham. They used not only concertinas (Ian also plays anglo) but also some other instruments. Stuarts own compositions are really great and with the three voices and violin by Emma he worked out really nice arrangements for all the songs. Now we are all waiting for a cd ofcourse. Pauline
  6. Tuesday 23 May in Birmingham UK. If you are in the area do go and listen to Stuart's playing and singing. He is an allround musician. He is a great pianist and composer who is now also a fantastic concertinaplayer and singer. Look at his website for details. Stuart Estell Meet you all there I hope. Pauline
  7. New downloads now available. For some more practicing on the English concertina. Especially to build up basic skills before going on to more complicated material. www.concertina-academy.com Pauline
  8. After some problems with my Firewall and Simon's help I succesfully watched the first lesson of the course. Very good and enjoyable. I recommend this to anyone who is interested in playing this style of music. Also the opportunity to watch it several times over in order to take in the information and to practice and then listen again is very useful. Simon was the first concertina player I ever heard perform when I just started to play. I bought my concertina in July and in October Simon performed in the concerthall in Eindhoven. That was very inspiring for me. Although I have not adopted his special hold of the concertina. I look forward to the next lessons. Pauline
  9. Lovely tunes as always Stuart. I hope to be there at the 23 May. Anyone else in the area? You have to go and listen to Stuart. Pauline
  10. This month exercises to play in octaves and in sixths. Have fun playing. Look at concertina-academy for the downloads. (Button at bottom of page.) Pauline
  11. Here are the new exercises at concertina-academy.com A little more challenging this time I think. Have fun playing. Pauline
  12. Indeed some of the exercises I publish are possible on Anglo concertina and will help you become more skilfull players. However not all of it may be possible. They are written for English concertina in the first place. Give it a try though. Pauline
  13. Sorry Will try to get my webmaster to move the link up. There is no space at the top menu at the moment. Pauline
  14. The new exercises (free downloads) for February are now available on www.concertina-academy.com. I hope you will enjoy them. Pauline
  15. My English midi concertina by Roy does feel the same and has the same result dynamically with the bellows when I use that option, as my acoustic concertina. Maybe the midi feels slightly more airtight but it is good and it works well. And indeed when I want concertina sounds I use my acoustic concertina. Pauline
  16. Thank you David I rectified it. The mp3 file was still last month's music. Something I did wrong on the last day of the year. Hope it works now alright. It did when I checked it. Once again Happy New Year and Happy Playing. Pauline
  17. For the New Year I have made some special exercises, using one melody to be played in several easy and more complicated ways, and you can sing along as well. www.concertina-academy.com Have fun and mail me with any questions. Have a very nice and musical 2006. Pauline
  18. This month I have put two songs on my website. You can just play them or sing along, which is good practice too. One is easier (mainly in thirds) and the other one is in sixths (slightly more challenging). Good luck. Have a look at www.concertina-academy.com Pauline
  19. Here are the new exercises on www.concertina-academy.com you can download. Including one for practicing scales in different ways and rhythms. Try this also in other keys. Have fun Pauline
  20. There are some soundfiles of Hazel's compositions on My Webpage but Circles will be included later this month. There are now 3 of those solo pieces. I will make an mp3 of the first one. You can also listen to parts of new music by other composers. Pauline
  21. Indeed Henk. They are for English Concertina. I will tell Hazel that she confused the names. On the compositions only "concertina" is mentioned. They are very challenging pieces. Some mp3 examples of new compositions are now on my website. Pauline Forgot to mention that the free downloads on my website concertina-academyoffer exercises which can help you prepare for starting on the new compositions.
  22. The new exercises are now available. concertina-academy They are nrs 14-18 (nr 13 will be ready in October. Enjoy. Pauline
  23. Having read many books on learning last year for my dissertation, of which several by psychologists, it is clear that anything that you want to remember very well can best be done as the last thing you do before going to sleep. So this method seems scientifically supported. Pauline
  24. The new exercises are slightly delayed due to upload problems. It is expected that these will be solved next week. Sorry but soon. Pauline
  25. As promised again new exercises. Download pdf files and mp3 files fromwww.concertina-academy.com The exercises 11-12 are this time the easier ones. 8a-10a are in different keys. Enjoy playing. Pauline
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