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Hi,

 

Anywhere I can find some traditional scottish/irish tunes for the concertina?

 

Tunes like

High Road to Linton

Wings,

Rowan Tree

The Wearing of the Green

The Jolly Beggar Man

drunken Sailor

Any traditional reels, hornpipes, jigs

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Hi Bob

 

I'll bet you can find a tune or two in one of these sites:

 

O'Regan's Session Tunebook

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

 

JC's ABC Tune Match

http://ecf-guest.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind

 

The Fiddler's Companion

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/FCfiles.html

 

Contemplator.Com

http://www.contemplator.com/

 

Thanks

Leo :D

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Hi Bob

 

I'll bet you can find a tune or two in one of these sites:

 

O'Regan's Session Tunebook

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

 

JC's ABC Tune Match

http://ecf-guest.mit.edu/~jc/cgi/abc/tunefind

 

The Fiddler's Companion

http://www.ibiblio.org/fiddlers/FCfiles.html

 

Contemplator.Com

http://www.contemplator.com/

 

Thanks

Leo :D

 

Thanks,, theres a few there. Any other sources?

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Thanks,, theres a few there. Any other sources?

There is "The Session dot Org" and the (Swedish site) Henrik Norbecks (enormous) ABC collection

/Henrik

Thanks!

 

I found High Road to Linton. Does this transpose correctly to music for the concertina? I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. I also need to learn to read music for this instrument. I play several other "Things" ;) so I think I can figure it out :)

 

X: 1

T: High Road To Linton, The

M: 4/4

L: 1/8

R: reel

K: Amix

|:ceef a2 ae|fgfe a2 ae|ceef a2 ae|faec B2 A2:|

|:cdeg fddf|ecce fBBf|cdeg fddf|e/^g/a ec B2 A2:|

|: {^g}a2 a2 efa2|efae faef|{^g}a2 a2 efae|faec B2 A2:|

|:cdec defd|cdec BcdB|cdec def^g|afec B2 A2:|

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I found High Road to Linton. Does this transpose correctly to music for the concertina? I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. I also need to learn to read music for this instrument. I play several other "Things" ;) so I think I can figure it out :)

If you need to transpose the ABC into another key, try this:

 

http://www.8ung.at/abctransposer/

 

Regards,

Peter.

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I found High Road to Linton. Does this transpose correctly to music for the concertina? I'm still waiting for mine to arrive. I also need to learn to read music for this instrument. I play several other "Things" ;) so I think I can figure it out :)

If you need to transpose the ABC into another key, try this:

 

http://www.8ung.at/abctransposer/

 

Regards,

Peter.

 

 

Neat!

 

But,,, is there any software that can play an abc that sounds like a concertina? Even sorta? Most ive seen sould like pianos. One of my softwares can convert it to the flute (sounds better to me) but ??

 

Also, is this correct format for the concertina?

 

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Thanks,, theres a few there. Any other sources?

 

This is a good site (With a great DIY tunebook)

Sheffield Ceilidh Soc.

You can get dots or ABC as you please.

 

High Road to Linton has some extra G-sharps, I don't know what sort or key of concertina you're getting, but it's best to stick to the given key if you aim to play with other people :-) (and of course an English COncertina can play in any key - or it could if it's owner could manage it - I'm still struggling with "Joe Scurfield's Favourite")

The actual pitch or note range should be OK for anything that's not too exotic!

 

Chris

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Thanks,, theres a few there. Any other sources?

 

This is a good site (With a great DIY tunebook)

Sheffield Ceilidh Soc.

You can get dots or ABC as you please.

 

High Road to Linton has some extra G-sharps, I don't know what sort or key of concertina you're getting, but it's best to stick to the given key if you aim to play with other people :-) (and of course an English COncertina can play in any key - or it could if it's owner could manage it - I'm still struggling with "Joe Scurfield's Favourite")

The actual pitch or note range should be OK for anything that's not too exotic!

 

Chris

 

 

Hi,

 

Actually Im getting two :) Renting a 20 button anglo G/D and bought a 30 key anglo G/C from a friend. Not sure which I will play yet. Our small pipes are in the key or A Recording:

 

Recording

 

Exported ABC High Road with my piping software. Exported as flute:

High Road

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Music composed in the following keys will be perfect "concertina music" for the G/D as long as there are no accidental notes in the music and the music is within the instrument's range:

G Major, D Major, A Dorian, E Dorian, A Mixolydian, D Mixolydian, B Minor, Eminor.

 

A 30-button C/G or G/D can tackle those and other common fiddle keys/modes with C major, F major, D Dorian, G Mixolydian and A minor being some of them however, understanding the relationship of scales to a concertina and its range in order to play from sheetmusic will be really tough sledding for anyone who hasn't devoted time to working slowly through the keyboard layout relating notes generated by its buttons to notes of scales on a staff, and explanations from bystanders would amount to their pushing the sled and its rider uphill while the rider is eating a box of chicken wings and slugging down a quart of brew.:lol:

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