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Since last year I have been developing my own version of tablature in order to give anglo concertina lessons to players of all tunings.

I am now happy to say that I have several of these lessons available on my website http://www.daddylongles.com

Some lessons are aimed at beginners whilst others will suit improvers.

Of course this won't appeal to folk who prefer dots (musical notation) for everything and I still have my original lessons available.

Initially, I developed this tablature to save me some time.  Before this, every time I came up with a new tutorial for the anglo, I had to record separate videos for each main tuning (CG and GD) plus I had to create two scores in my chosen music software (Notion).  With this tablature I have developed a way of recording one video (usually using the CG) and re-tuning just the concertina playing down to the GD pitch but leaving my voice untouched.  The actual tablature works for every tuning - even BbF.

Having said this, I can honestly say that I actually prefer my tablature to using traditional music notation and will only provide this kind of tutorial in future.  I use this tablature for figuring out my own stuff as well.

Many of my customers are now using this new method and it seems to be pretty successful.

If you want to try it out without paying anything, there are two free tutorials for beginners  (Danny Boy and What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor) which you can find below.

I have attached the tabs for these two tunes below plus some instructions on how to read them.

Here are the links to the video lessons:-

 

 

 

Thanks for looking!

Les

Danny Boy Anglo Concertina Tablature.pdf What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor Anglo Concertina Tablature.pdf Explanation Of Generic Anglo Concertina Tablature.pdf

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