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  1. Hello Geoff I have to apologize for not getting back to you sooner and letting you know how much I appreciate your notes I'm playing chords I do have some questions you mention playing the cords below the melody line could you explain that a little further?

    1. Geoff Wooff

      Geoff Wooff

      Hello  Stephen,  I  will try to  explain.   What I  wrote  was  ' adding  harmonizing  notes  below  the melody'  not  necessarily  chords .

      If  you  add  a note to  the  melody  note,  which is  in its   arpeggio     then it will harmonize.  So  if  you  play  a  C  and you are playing  in the key of  C  then  the  notes of  a major  chord of  C  ( E  and G)  are  the  arpeggio  notes  and you can  safely  use these  to  add  harmony.

       

      So, the  simplest  harmonies   I  use  are  triads.  Play  a scale  of  C  like this :    C ,  D/B,  E/C, F/A, G/E, A/F, B/G ,C/E.

      Where  the  note after  the slash  is  lower than  the  melody  note  of the scale.

       

      This is  step  one.

  2. When looking at a piece of music and not wanting to just play the melody but to play chords much of my music has the chords above. (As in the example below) I’m trying to understand this you’ll see a chord notated then you may have several bars of music until another cord is notated with lyrics. So you just can’t play the cord one time do you play the cord each time to the beat of the individual notes? How is this done? I hope this is not a stupid question but it won’t be the first one I would’ve askedI’m getting good at playing the melodic line but I really would like to be able to move away from that entirely and use the chord or Augument but I don’t understand how you use the chord relative to the music. Thank you I look forward to hearing from this knowledge of a group. Stephentx
  3. Pauline de sono it’s a great classical concertinaist. I took Skype lessons from here you can Goggle her —she is great
  4. Is anyone have any suggestions? When I'm playing piece of music and I sometime move off the wrong buttons notes on the English concertina I have a difficult time getting my fingers back to keys and lose my orientation on the buttons. Do any of you have hints tricks methods suggestions as how to do this without having to look at the buttons. It's almost like I wish some home keys hederacea spot on them or something. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you Stephentx
  5. Beautiful, I am from Hawaii. “Koa has an honored heritage in Hawaii and is revered and sacared” For those of you who would be interested in learning more about Koa And it’s Hawaiian heritage here is a link https://martinandmacarthur.com/blogs/news/the-history-of-hawaiian-koa-wood-a-true-story
  6. You are correct the Left side of the brain controls the right side than the right side of the brain controls the left side
  7. Beautiful I’m from Hawaii and this is one of my favorite song and you played it lovely.
  8. Im trying to date a Lachenal I have 14450 any one ? Thank ou
  9. Hi Greg,  I hope this note finds you well I tried to contact you via your email address but perhaps that has changed. As you could say I am back on and getting into the music again after having some thumb surgery and freeing up time as I still work full-time and my job but have made a determination to spend more time with my Music.   How are you doing would love to hear from you. 
    Stephen

  10. This might be a stupid question but it won’t be the first one I’ve ever asked. I have English concertinas (too many) after having a couple of hand surgeries I’m back to the form and back to studying to play again. The question I have is the comment that was made relative to the Anglo and what key you sing it. Is the angle similar to the English where you will have a bass and treble extended travel etc. to determine what key Or what range is the most comfortable for you as with the English as you all know you can play in multiple keys. Thanks you StephenTx
  11. Hello from Texas. I loved you song voice and accompaniment. What type of concertina were you playing? Do you by any chance have the arrangements of "The Town I loved so Well" and/or do you know when I can get the music. The other songs were great too. Thank you for sharing and please continue to do so. Stephen Knoll, Tyler Texas aka Stephentx
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  13. John ... *blush* to say I am a classical concertinist....I am taking lessons from a classical concertinist! Pauline has taught me so much. I am able to read treble cleff (and I work hard at it the bass cleff) , learning a lot about timing and pacing but I drawing blanks on this whole chord thing. I buy music that has the guitar chords but cannot figure out how to make it work as there seems to be one or two chords for the entire measure...and I can't figure out how it works. To play the melody is boring ad to play the thirds (I believe it is called is the same). HELP is what I need I am not a music person I am in healthy care....so Im not dumb but do sem to be having block. The main purpose of why I took up the concertina was to use as vocal accompaniment. I have read what you have all posted in this thread but I am still having brain farts. (as we call them in Texas). Jim has reached out and I am going to contact him. A frustrated concertinist. StephenTx
  14. Oh my goodness, how I have enjoyed this thread. I have been active for awhile, nursing back a shattered wrist....but I am back. I am an English player have taken Skype lessons from Pauline de Sono but I am trying t get to the point of vocal accompaniment as discussed In this discussion...alot of which is over my head with the music terms.. I need some help understanding chords and how to use them to accompaniment of my voice. Do any of you do lessons via Skype? StephenTX
  15. Thank you for sending the music. I am excited about coming this year. I am hoping you have good opportunities for us English players
  16. I am very please to report that my Edeophone has found and new home and is returning to her motherland. Thank you Greg J. for all your help and support!! A donation has been made to the site. I don't know for sure if the new owner is a member as I could not find her in the directory...her name is Caz. Congratulation Caz for a fine adoption! Stephen
  17. I had the pleasure of playing this instrument at the 2012 Old Pal Festival in March. It is a very very nice instrument, and the only thing keeping me from it is my personal indigence. Whoever purchases this Edeophone will have a wonderful instrument in their hands. Reed, How you doing friend. Thank you for your comments about the Edeophone. She is a great instrument I just unfortunately have too many nice concertinas acquired during my personal period of "concertina acquisition neurosis" :-). You looked and played great with Edeophone are you sure your name isn't written on her?
  18. The Edeophone, I believe will meet your requirements fine. Great price check it out price wise to the one being sold by buttonbox.com
  19. Lachenal EC Edeophone Raised Metal Ends for New Home Great Opportunity - All reasonable offers considered. Check out the buttonboxs.com they have a similar Edeophone for sale for $3800. After much soul searching, I have decided to put my Edeophone up for sale. Why? This is my second year in the concertina world; quite honestly I am a recovering concertinist from "concertina acquisition neurosis". Since I started I have purchased a vintage Lachenal (brass), Wheatstone (steel) and a Wheatstone Baritone. I really like all of them but the reality is that I was simply not able to play all of them. This instrument deserves to be owned by someone who will play her. I purchased her last year here on CNET from a very nice lady from the State of Washington below is what she wrote me all all hold true today. "She is an English Concertina, 48 keys (lowest note is a G) 6 bellows folds, is tuned to concert pitch and has raised metal ends. I bought this instrument in the early 1980's just after it was extensively refurbished by Colin Diper (His work stamp can be seen when the metal ends are removed). The instrument is in excellent shape and has a full gorgeous sound and quick response. The serial #48055 which I think indicates it was around (1912)? The concertina comes with a sturdy case that was hand crafted in 1985 especially for it." I have decided to post it initially here on CNET hoping it is bought by someone who I know will appreciate her. A great opportunity make and offer and my personal email is stephenknoll@yahoo.com Thank you, StephenTx
  20. Yes that is why I included that picture. . I wouldn't say that it was necessarily unfortunate but rather isn't it fortunate that we have the capability of fixing these rich vintage instruments and bringing them back to great shape.
  21. Hi I noticed your post, I have a fully resotred brass reeded Lachenal EC very mellow sound that I would consider placing for US 750. I would love to keep it but I have too 3 other concertinas and do not have time to play this one as it should be played. My email is stephenknoll@yahoo.com

  22. Lachenal EC Edeophone Raised Metal Ends for New Home After much soul searching, I have decided to put my Edeophone up for sale. Why? This is my second year in the concertina world; quite honestly I am a recovering concertinist from "concertina acquisition neurosis". Since I started I have purchased a vintage Lachenal (brass), Wheatstone (steel) and a Wheatstone Baritone. I really like all of them but the reality is that I was simply not able to play all of them. This instrument deserves to be owned by someone who will play her. I purchased her last year here on CNET from a very nice lady from the State of Washington below is what she wrote me all all hold true today. "She is an English Concertina, 48 keys (lowest note is a G) 6 bellows folds, is tuned to concert pitch and has raised metal ends. I bought this instrument in the early 1980's just after it was extensively refurbished by Colin Diper (His work stamp can be seen when the metal ends are removed). The instrument is in excellent shape and has a full gorgeous sound and quick response. The serial #48055 which I think indicates it was around (1912)? The concertina comes with a sturdy case that was hand crafted in 1985 especially for it." I have decided to post it initially here on CNET hoping it is bought by someone who I know will appreciate her. The asking price is $3600 and my personal email is stephenknoll@yahoo.com Thank you, StephenTx
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