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Sean M

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  • Birthday 05/06/1985

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    ITM, concertinas, button accordions, banjos, languages, volleyball
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    Bordentown City, NJ USA

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  1. FirbolgNorc, what Peter posted is pretty good in that it gives you the melody and the chordal accompaniment. This is good for any instrument including concertina. If you're looking for something more concertina specific you'd need to let us know what type of concertina you play. For an Anglo concertina you could look up left hand chords to play along with the melody here: https://concertutor.wordpress.com/fitting-chords-to-your-playing/chord-fingerings/ A duet concertina would offer a lot of chordal accompaniment options but there are also different layouts. For an English
  2. I want to second Caitlín course. I've tried both her course and OAIM and for a multi-instrumentalist the OAIM is a great deal because it allows you to try all the courses when you subscribe but if you're only learning anglo concertina then I think Caitlín's course is much better. She goes through tunes for the most part but adds other things and the course allows you to slow down or speed up any lesson or tune. She also has 3 cameras set up so that you can see her playing in the center and a close up of each of her hands as she plays on either side of her. You can really see exactly what she's
  3. Here is a good performance of the tune played in Am: it’s the last tune of the set but the 3 before it are also worth listening to
  4. Price dropping to $300 including shipping
  5. Here's a quick single take (please excuse the finger fumbles...) played pretty basic and slow to try and show both hands of what I play
  6. I play the second part of this tune exclusively on the G-row of the concertina. I hope I'm playing it in the same key because I learned in by ear but I start on high A RH 2nd button pull. Throughout the entire second part I don't think I really need the air button at all and I use LH Ring/Middle/Index fingers and RH Index/Middle fingers only for those 5 buttons on the G-row.
  7. I have an Elise Hayden by the Concertina Connection that I bought new from Liberty Bellows in Philadelphia about a year ago. Since then it’s spent most of it’s life in a box as my main instrument is an Anglo concertina and I also playing tenor banjo and have a few whistles around. I’ve barely played it and feel bad that it’s not being played. It’s like new yet not new so I’m hoping to sell it for a reasonable “used” price. I bought it for $435 and am willing to sell it for $335 $300 including shipping (inside the USA and $335 $300 + shipping for outside the USA). I’m posting this on my iP
  8. I was watching this video that has probably been posted here several times but one thing they mentioned really stuck out to me. The video seems to have been recorded in 1961 and shows a concertina factory in England. At one point they say: I was wondering if anyone could tell me any more about this. I've heard of concertinas becoming less popular due to popularity of accordions in the post-WWII era but I don't know anything about concertinas really having any history in the USA. Is there a certain region or style of music in which they were still "regarded as a serious instrumen
  9. The @ in the original link should be a . I'm not sure if that was done on purpose or accident but if you copy the link to your address bar and swap it yourself then the link works.
  10. I have a banjo in my dining room that sits on a stand right in the middle of my house. I often find that when passing by I see it, pick it up and play a few tunes and then put it back. My concertina on the other hand is kept safely in a box sitting on a shelf in another room. While it only takes a few more seconds to get it out and playable I don't pick it up as much as I'd like and I think this is the reason. It's not right in the middle of where I am every day and it's not able to be picked up and played as easily. I've heard of people using strips of velcro that will keep the be
  11. Ah thank you, Leonard! I believe this is the exact video from where I learned the tune. Interesting, the note about Parson's Farewell in the comment.
  12. I found this recording that I made maybe 10 years ago. The tune is still in my head but I cannot remember the name of the tune. Does anyone recognize it? I think the title might have been Dutch?
  13. This is pretty much exactly my feeling right now. I'm interested in the Elise both because of it's price but also because it is the Hayden layout. I'm interested in the Hayden layout as well as the CBA layout because of their isomorphism. At this stage I suppose it doesn't really matter which layout for a Duet I go with because I don't have any experience with any of them. Thanks again for everyone's responses. For the time being I've downloaded Michael Eskin's Hayden Duet iPad app and will try a few tunes especially trying to stay within the Elise range. This will hold me over whi
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