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I’ve made a video about writing a tune on the concertina! I hadn't worked this out in advance so the inspiration (or not) could come in real time! I think the tune worked out ok and hopefully it will give you some ideas to try this yourself.



You can have a go at playing the tune here. I’ve revised it a few times since the video (as always happens) and added 4 extra bars! Feel free to record it yourself and send it to me! https://drive.google.com/open?id=1VZBY9YhRsy_dXNrlfs9XZ9--nzqKyfpY


I've also made a revisited audio recording here https://www.patreon.com/posts/22462900


If you enjoy this video please consider supporting my Patreon account at http://www.patreon.com/simonthoumire

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Interesting, and lovely.  If I have one suggestion, it's buy a stool!  :)


Funny how your tune turns out sounding authentically Scottish.  After more than 30 years as a Morris dancer, most of mine sound very like English Morris tunes.


The real trick is to find what to change to make the tune less obvious.  I could write a generic and forgettable tune a day, but if I can find the little twist or change that makes it less obvious, it tends to take on a life of its own.  I think you achieved that here.


Thanks for sharing.


Here's a link to one of mine, chosen because my dear wife said it sounded like a "Scottish maritime tune."



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HI Dave, I agree. Accordion player Phil Cunningham always said he wrote a tune a day and 99% of them were rubbish. Your tune is great and definitely feels authentic. Re Stool my hands were too full with cameras... 🙂

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