Alan Day Posted January 20, 2004 Share Posted January 20, 2004 (edited) I have done my fair share of playing concertina with a drone instrument and it is not easy,particularly with a hurdy gurdy and bagpipes as they have a number of drones with different notes.Obviously one could just play the tune and with a Hurdy Gurdy, a concertina sounds lovely(see other topic). Against bagpipes however unless you play a counter melody the concertina has a job to be heard and often chords can be difficult as they clash with the drone notes.One method I found worked in a lot of tunes was to play a sixth down left hand whilst playing the tune on the right hand.On the Anglo this is fairly simple to do if you play an octave down,just move up one button(left hand)and you have it.It is also a nice variation on some tunes as a change of chord pattern. Regards Al Edited January 20, 2004 by Alan Day Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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