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My apologies for such a newbie question, but I've recently been pleasantly introduced to an Anglo 20 key and I'm slowly working my way through a couple of books that I rec'd as gifts. However, I'd also like to start working on a few more recognizable tunes. I'm specifically looking for 'The Fields of Athenry' but am interested in more traditional tunes such as 'Cockles and Mussels', etc.

 

Is there a good source for concertina sheet music for these tunes that is suitable for Anglo 20 key? I've searched the archives here and have come up empty handed.

 

Thanks in advance.

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Is there a good source for concertina sheet music for these tunes that is suitable for Anglo 20 key? I've searched the archives here and have come up empty handed.

 

Thanks in advance.

This site should keep you busy for a while. Type the title in the search box. I suggest the fourth one down.

 

http://jc.tzo.net/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind?P=%...00&thresh=5

 

Could you be a little more specific. Do you have any particular style in mind?? There's lots of information out there. Can you display MIDI as sheet music? Do you know what abc, and the tune-o-tron page is? Do you play an instrument now etc.

 

Thanks

Leo B)

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Excellent! Many thanks Leo. I'm just getting started and have wandered through the tune-o-tron page. As a result I'm picking up a bit of abc info and obviously need to know more. I 'played' the banjo for a few years (a long time ago in a different life), with limited success.

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Excellent! Many thanks Leo. I'm just getting started and have wandered through the tune-o-tron page. As a result I'm picking up a bit of abc info and obviously need to know more. I 'played' the banjo for a few years (a long time ago in a different life), with limited success.

Robbie

 

Then the second would be one of these:

http://jc.tzo.net/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind?P=M...00&thresh=5

PNG, GIF are pictures of the score suitable for right click and save as on your computer, txt and abc work in the Tune-O-Tron, and PDF works great on a printer

 

If you know the tune name then this is a gread database to work from. What style of music would you generally like to play? Irish; Old tyme; Sea songs, etc. are three different type to search for. Let us know.

 

What kind of concertina did you get? Just a guess but chances are it's a C/G. Think of a harmonica on sterrhoids. It plays about the same way.

 

Thanks

Leo :)

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If you know the tune name then this is a gread database to work from. What style of music would you generally like to play? Irish; Old tyme; Sea songs, etc. are three different type to search for. Let us know.

 

What kind of concertina did you get? Just a guess but chances are it's a C/G. Think of a harmonica on sterrhoids. It plays about the same way.

 

Thanks

Leo :)

Thanks again! Yes, it is a C/G and I'll probably start with Irish tunes first since these are the most recognizable.

 

Cheers, Robbie

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Thanks again! Yes, it is a C/G and I'll probably start with Irish tunes first since these are the most recognizable.

 

Cheers, Robbie

Then here would be a two small selections to start:

http://www.novasession.org/Bog%20Kit/bwindex.htm

http://music.gordfisch.net/oregans/index.html

 

Here would be a selection of various styles of music played on the concertina to whet your appetite to see the versatility:

http://www.anglo-concertina.net/links.htm

 

Thanks

Leo :D

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Thanks for pointing us out Leo (O'Regan's). One more resource that is very popular but has a few quirks over it's use of abc is The Session Website. You can find tunes by name and also search for recordings. If you have a CD and you want the music for track 6 you can probably find a link to it there. If you know what you're doing you can search using a fragment of the abc tune, something I'm setting up at the O'Regan's site too. All the best on your journey with the concertina :D

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If you are interested in tune books, there's always Mally's site.

 

http://www.mally.com/

 

His Easy Peasy Tunes is a good book if you are a beginner. I bought it for learning flute but I am also finding it useful for the anglo as well. It starts very simple, but by about half way through you are starting to get quite a good basic selection of session tunes. Sometimes in simplified form to make learning easier.

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If you are interested in tune books, there's always Mally's site.

 

http://www.mally.com/

 

His Easy Peasy Tunes is a good book if you are a beginner. I bought it for learning flute but I am also finding it useful for the anglo as well. It starts very simple, but by about half way through you are starting to get quite a good basic selection of session tunes. Sometimes in simplified form to make learning easier.

 

Easy Peasy Tunes was one of the books that arrived today as it happens. :)

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I added The Londonderry Hornpipe to the Tune-O-Tron yesterday. I found a copy of the tune from one of the links earlier in this thread but found the chords off-putting as one of them overwrites the 3 below a triplet and the chord letters are printed below the stave rather than above which is odd. The music was in PDF format so I couldn't edit out the annoying bits so I wrote an abc file for it.

 

Quite a busy piece this one!

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Hi.

I finally found the cite I was thinking about in responce to the thread's question.

I found it useful to learn from Russian tune books for Accordions.

Because many are very melodic and they flow well, using EC's natural legato.

And because the trebble side is well arranged and thoroughly notated. So one can easily drop the bass side and play very satisfactory trebble part on EC.

Also because the chords are not symboled, but notated, so if you feel like, you can transpose Bass Cleff into Trebble, either full chords or parts, to give more substantial feeling to the music.

It's in Russian, but straight forward. Just point and click, and you'll have many nicely arranged tunes. (Or I hope they are nicely arranged.)

In Tiff

http://accordion-note.narod.ru/catalog.htm

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