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Welcome to my website and thanks for looking.  It is a constantly evolving site so please do come back from time to time to see what is new. My YouTube Channel is available via the link below and if you would like any help or advice, please feel free to contact me via the link at the foot of this page.

Les Titford

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Discounted Melodeon Packages

Beginners' Packages:

If you are new to the melodeon and not sure where to start, I have put together some simple tunes and lessons to get you up and running.

You can have 1 pack of 6 tunes and lessons (choice of 2 different packs) for £29.95 saving 17% (normal price £35.94)

or both packs (12 tunes and lessons for just £48 a massive saving

of 33% (normal price £71.88)

Please note, if you have already purchased any of the tunes in the packs, I can simply substitute them with another tune of your choice or I will choose one for you. 

Discounted Packages (You choose the tunes!):

Alternatively, you choose the 6 or 12 tunes that you want to learn!

Please pick Pack 3 (for 6 tunes) or Pack 4 (for 12 tunes) in the shop

and don't forget to let me know your choices.

Already bought one pack and want to get the other one? - just pay the difference of £18.05. Contact me and I will send you a PayPal invoice for this amount.

Click on the title to hear the tune 

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NEW ANGLO CONCERTINA TABLATURE METHOD - Danny Boy

I  have developed a brand new tablature for the anglo concertina which I can use to teach tunes on this instrument in any key!

Not only that but I will only have to record one video per tune as I am using pitch correction software to transpose the musical content of the video without altering my spoken instructions or the timing of my playing.  So, no matter whether you have a CG or GD anglo concertina (or any other tuning!!), I can now provide all the resources you need.

To launch this exciting new idea I have recorded a free tutorial for the lovely old tune Danny Boy. This will give you a really good insight into my new method.  More tutorials using this tab method with a detailed instruction sheet coming soon.

Here are the links to the resources:-

CG Anglo Concertina Video Tutorial

CG Anglo Concertina Performance Video

GD Anglo Concertina Video Tutorial

GD Anglo Concertina Performance Video

 

Tablature for Danny Boy and What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor (which work for all keys!) - just click the PDF images below

Latest Tutorials - 5th May

Winster Gallop

CG Anglo Concertina tutorial using tablature.

Fine old morris tune played at a slow speed for easy learning.

CG and GD tutorials now available for this tune.

 

Cluck Old Hen

5-string banjo tutorial using tablature.

This is another FREE tutorial that I have recorded today

on my little C-scale 5-string banjo.  The style of banjo that I play is called clawhammer or frailing.  It's an authentic old-time style used by musicians in the Appalachian mountains of America. Go to my Banjo page to download the tabs.

 

Shady Grove

5-string banjo tutorial using tablature.

This is a FREE tutorial that I have recorded today

on my little C-scale 5-string banjo.  The style of banjo that I play is called clawhammer or frailing.  It's an authentic old-time style used by musicians in the Appalachian mountains of America. Go to my Banjo page to download the tabs.

 

Skye Boat Song

CG Anglo Concertina tutorial using tablature.

A real favourite of mine and also the theme from the TV show "Outlander".  This really falls to the fingers and is a joy to play.

CG and GD tutorials now available for this tune.

 

Norwegian Wood

Ever wondered how to play this properly on the acoustic guitar?

In this 53 minute lesson I show you how using extensive tablature for the main acoustic guitar part as played by John Lennon plus all the lead guitar parts which were originally played on a mixture of the sitar and guitar. If you find this too hard I also show you an easy strumming version. In addition, you will receive two sheets of chord photographs to help you on your way.  All for just £5.99!!

 

Gilligan's Island

Anglo Concertina tutorial using tablature.

This is a great little sea shanty which was the theme tune for the US TV show from the sixties.  Fun to play!

CG and GD tutorials now available for this tune.

Oo De Lally

(from the Walt Disney cartoon film Robin Hood)

Anglo Concertina tutorial using tablature.

This was written and sung by Roger Miller in the film.  Originally performed on a guitar but has transferred wonderfully well to the anglo concertina.  This, like Gilligan's Island, features all my new tablature features like lyrics and chord symbols.  I really enjoy playing this one!

CG and GD tutorials now available for this tune.

Home On The Range

Anglo Concertina tutorial using tablature

Great old American cowboy song with words

and chords (new feature!)

CG and GD tutorials instantly available 

 

The Roast Beef Of Old England

DG Melodeon tutorial

Wonderful old English tune - lots of row crossing and extremely enjoyable to play.

 

A Whale Of A Tale (Sea Shanty)

Anglo Concertina tutorial using tablature

This is from the film 20,000 Leagues Under The Sea.

guarantee you'll love this - it sounds great and it's brilliant fun to play.  This is a full tune with accompaniment.

Click here for CG version

GD version also instantly available!

Summertime

Anglo Concertina tutorial using tablature

The famous tune from Porgy and Bess.

CG version available now

GD version is also available now!!

Vasen

DG Melodeon tutorial

Fascinating tune from the Swedish band Hoven Droven.

Lots of good bits!!!

Wellerman Sea Shanty

Anglo Concertina tutorial using tablature

Very trendy at the moment!!

Single note tune - very easy!

Click here for CG version

Click here for GD version

Morpeth Rant

Anglo Concertina tutorial using tablature

This works so well on this instrument

and is really good fun to play!

Click here for CG version

Click here for GD version

Battle Of The Somme

DG Melodeon tutorial

a beautiful, slow moving tune.

If you find this site useful and like any of the free resources I have provided, please consider making a donation to enable me to carry on creating content for everyone. Thank you.