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  1. Glad to hear your'e on the mend.i wish you well for the future.Keep playing you can keep improving after a stroke for up to 18 months!Have a good christmas,shaun.
  2. Hi Alan, i've got a Connor Jeffries and the pads click a bit,it might be my inexperienced playing but if you listen to melodeons they click as well.bd.
  3. Ah! Still no pics or price .bd.
  4. Hi there,i wouldn't think the Bastari is worth very much,you do see them on Ebay and that is probably the best direction for it.The Hohner sounds like a Pokerwork melodeon and it would be worthwhile asking on melodeon.net.I must add i am no expert and cannot be held responsible for any of your actions,i'm just trying to be helpful.bd.
  5. Hi Michael,i have a Connor Jeffries with the thin metal buttons and get black finger ends all the time,if anybody out there has got any ideas to stop it i'd like to know.On theClover i had a listen on you tube and personally i prefer the sound of the Clover.shaun.
  6. Went to a basic irish appreciation workshop at Southwell at the weekend run by the group called Tri.this was for all instruments and i have to say so far it's the best workshop i've been to.The group were very good teachers and i knew most of the tunes they used,and i would say this is the nub of it.bd
  7. Thanks Jody,that is so true.The ceilidgh band i'm trying to fit in with is a real one.various instruments last night we had a euphonium player.only problem is sometimes they are a bit fast for me yet and they have to keep the tempo because they are practicing for real gigs.
  8. Hi Dirge,you'll just have to make do with living in a beautiful country and playing the concertina it's a dirty job but somebody's got to do it.On the Topic i think w'ere all on the right lines.Personaly i've been playing for 18 months self taught and now trying to fit in with a ceilidgh band.If i can whistle the tune i'm half way there,i work out the fingering and breathing trying to avoid jumping using the "Dots".Short sessions and then play by memory,Phrasing comes from listening to tracks,speed is another matter altogether and i'm not worrying yet.Instead of a slow programme i record midis off "TuneFinder" on to a Yamaha pocketrack c24,this allows me to slow down or speed up the music and i endeavor to play along.I can also record myself and listen uncomfortably.I always finish a practice with something i can play to my satisfaction[listeners beware].
  9. Glad to see there are other ringers on site.Hopefully Dirge they will rehang the Christchurch bells but don't know wether this is too far away.Thanks to all for the replies it is certainly reassuring for me,as it's mainly what i've been doing it's just that i was told by a caring individual that a Metronome was the true path.Hope the thread is usefull to other people too.
  10. It's not bad thanks and i've got as far as Bob Minor.
  11. Hi Jeffrey,play whatever floats your boat and find your way round the instrument.As for JeffLeff he is a very good musician,search out his "Baby Elephant Walk" on YouTube.When you can play like him i'll look out for you on YouTube.BD.
  12. Thank you for your reply Dominic i think it sound advice.BD.
  13. How do you learn a tune?Do you work out the fingering,learn phrase by phrase or bar by bar with a metronome?All at slow speed.I have been advised to use the metronome method which is very intense but does seem to give results.I would be very interested in peoples views.BD.
  14. Please let us know when this book is ready.I would be interested in purchasing a copy.bd.
  15. Hi Chris,it's a great idea.I would love the breathing chords notated as well.bd/
  16. And a happy and tunefull christmas to you Too! shaun.
  17. Hi Guys,thanks for the welcome.I have been playing a Conner Jeffries set to wheatstone mode for a year.My interest is mainly irish and working my way through Mick Bramich's brilliant tutor.By the way inside leg measurement 34" and iv'e got a shotgun for those vultures.
  18. Just to be polite i'll say hello.I have been watching the site for a while and have picked up some good tips.And no i havn't found my grandads jeffries in the loft and am not wondering how much it might be worth,unfortunately.
  19. Hi Geoff,i've been reading this site for quite a while and have had to join to say my four penneth.A big welcome back from me,you are an invaluable member of the concertina community and this site.
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