JimLucas Posted November 12, 2013 Share Posted November 12, 2013 I'm guessing that most of your 1,300 hours was spent on memorizing the layout and shapes of different chords and that most mistakes you make is hitting the chromatic keys which are not part of a key you play in (on the left side)? Chords aren't really a problem. Most of my songs are in C and the C, F and G chords have the same shape. I.e., he says that your guess is wrong. You definately should try to switch to Hayden (try an Elise if you can) - it is uncompared for such singing accompaniment,... Horsefeathers, I say. Besides, what about other sorts of singing accompaniment? Just as on the guitar there are far more possibilities than strumming chords (even after one has gone beyond "the three-chord trick"), the possibilities on concertinas -- anglo and English, as well as the various duets -- are vast, and limited far more by a player's creativity than by any particular keyboard layout. E.g., check out the videos of Jeff Lefferts (concertina.net member boney). He does some great stuff on the Hayden, and he may indeed find that easier in general than the anglo, but his recording of Whistling Rufus on the anglo shows that adopting the Hayden isn't what made him a brilliant musician. I understand, that it is hard to switch after so many ears, but you should keep in mind two things: 1) some concertina skills are universal regardles of the exact type of box you play... And it seems to me that those are the skills that frogspawn says he's struggling with, not the "problems" that changing to a Hayden/Wicki keyboard layout will supposedly fix. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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