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English - Major Chords


otsaku

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Ok so here's my attempt at plotting some chords on the Jackie.

 

 

I couldn't find any on the net so I had to make my own  :huh:

 

 

I congratulate you on the way these are presented on the web - very neat use of a graphics program (P'shop perhaps?).

 

I suppose these are a little like guitar tablature - it might be easier for people to just learn the notes and read music, but for those who respond better to a diagram of the physical layout they're great. At least we don't have to play chord inversions up and down the neck like guitarists do.

 

Do you use chords a lot? I tend to just fill in tunes with the odd harmonising note. When I do use chords I tend to use two hands rather than one so my chords tend not to be triads.

 

Very neat anyway and I'm sure an asset to Jackie learners. Tom

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many thanks.

 

 

I've not yet figured out how to get chords into a song.

 

I think I need to get some recordings of english concertina playing so I can figure out what is being done.

 

I actually wanted to try chords to see if I could play songs I strum on guitar.

 

Didn't sound very good :(

 

I was also hoping I could drop some chords in to compliment the melody but its all just a little to confusing trying to put everything together.

 

 

I'm (still) struggling with morrison's jig - it defeated me on the tin whistle and now its defeating me on the ec.

 

I'm starting to think that if I crack this tune I'll be able to play anything <_<

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I'm (still) struggling with morrison's jig - it defeated me on the tin whistle and now its defeating me on the ec.

 

I'm starting to think that if I crack this tune I'll be able to play anything  <_<

 

I'm having fun with a tune called The North Wind on tune-o-tron. Its really nice.

 

http://www.concertina.net/tunes_detail.html?rec_id=643

 

Sounds great on the Jackie

 

I'm not sure that you need to worry about chords - its nice to throw in a few, but the conertina works really well as a melodic instrument with the odd harmonising note thrown in at the end of phrases etc. Sure there are plenty of serious players who play Air on the G String etc, but for many of us, its the melody line which matters.

 

There's a nice Cd which Sarah Raven sells on ebay called Black Boxes for £4.99 which is fun.

 

http://tinyurl.com/4vlz9

 

You can play sound samples on the ebay site I think.

 

Tom

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