MatthewVanitas Posted March 10, 2014 Share Posted March 10, 2014 (edited) In the last few years I've fixed up a number of beater Italian 20b Anglo concertinas to sell cheap or gift to novices who aren't ready/able to put up $400 for an instrument. Lots of college kids and the like that I know from other forums; most want them for "nautical" song accompaniment, a few for Irish, etc. Given the sheer number of cheap 20bs floating around, I find it a bit surprising there isn't more online instructional info for the instrument. I know there are scans of old books on Concertina.com, and I've seen the Alan Day free online booklet, but most of those are really inclined to people who already read music, and are often very melodic-heavy without much info on the harmonic tendencies of the Anglo. I was thinking that it might be of benefit to the noob community if there were a few clips on YouTube demonstrating, slowly, how to play some basic repertoire that fits the 20b. Whether those be a few "chanteys", some English folkdance, or some of the Irish tunes which don't require a C# and thus can be played on 20b. Unfortunately I can't play Anglo (I'm a Duettist), but if anyone here happens to use a bit of a slow afternoon to make some clips of basic tunes, I will assuredly provide your links to the novices I know, and any future ones I pass a beater 20b off to. Anyone think they may be up to do a clip or two for posterity? Edited March 10, 2014 by MatthewVanitas Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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