emmz Posted November 22, 2010 Share Posted November 22, 2010 HI all, I signed up with this fantastic forum about a year ago when I bought my first concertina - since then, I have to say due to a number of things I've not played it enough. I am getting more familiar with it and my partner has put stickers below each button showing me which note is which (very helpful). So, i have decided to revisit now i feel Im in a better position to start seriously practising. Ive bought myself an instructional DVD and Ive also sourced a possible concertina teacher in Hastings, where I live - so things are looking up! ive got to give him a ring later this evening What I do need help with though, is where to start?? I have a 20 button anglo which I bought new at Cambridge Folk Festival from Hobgoblin - its the red shiny one that cost around £100. Ive heard people saying that 30 buttons are possibly better to start with? Would my 20 button be redundant? Im not sure which style Id like to learn, or indeed, which styles are which!! All i know is that i love folk music, trad and more recent. Ive seen lots of people play live including concertina players and just new its what i wanted to learn. Also, i cant read music and learn guitar by ear. Luckily my partner can read music, so I have a good teacher on my doorstep. WOuld i need to read music to play concertina? What should i do first? Many thanks all and best wishes Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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