niftyprose Posted January 12 Share Posted January 12 Hello guys, I'm presently working on my own Anglo arrangement of "The Red Flag" (US readers will know the tune as "Tannenbaum"). It's a simple enough tune, but this is the very first time I've done a concertina arrangement and I'm learning that it's a very different proposition from arranging for guitar, because of having fewer octaves to play with. The specific problem with which I'm grappling: key of C; a number of bars start hard on D; I can't put C in the bass because it sounds as a second rather than the ninth intended by the tune's composer and the results are unpleasant, to my ears at least. I've adopted the old jazz trick of playing the third and seventh of the accompanying chord to imply tonality without stating the tonic, thus E and B in the bass. It sounds OK, despite what ought to be another clash between the D and the E. I wondered if anyone has a better suggestion? Best, NP. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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