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All My English Concertina Lessons
Key of C major. All notes on rows 2 and 3. How to hold the instrument. The position of Middle C and D in relation to the thumb straps. Simple harmony - two buttons played together. Advice on practice and fingernails.
Key of C major.
Key of D major. F# played for the first time. Expression with bellows.
Key of G major. All notes in the scale of G major used. Muscle memory.
Tone through confidence! First ornament (a mordent). 3-note chord on the end of the piece.
Key of C major. Two-note chords. Another mordent. Dotted notes. Staccato notes.
Key of C major. Dotted notes. All notes in the scale of C major played in this tune.
In the D Dorian mode - (D minor).
Key of C major. Lots of low notes!!
Key of D major. F# and C# played. All 8 notes in the scale of D major played in this tune. Tasteful ending!!
Key of C major. 12 notes used - the most so far! Grace notes added. Expression. Rubato.
Key of D major. Ornaments - mordent and grace notes. 1st finger used on row 1 accidentals for the first time (C#). 4-note chord on the end.
Played in four keys G major, C major, D minor and A minor - all using the same pattern of buttons. 1,3,8 chord played on the end.
Key of D major. Low C# used so you need to play it with finger 1 on that top row. Interesting ending - an A major chord broken up and with appropriate fingering.
Key of E major. Four sharps!! F# C# G# and D#. Changing the fingering to suit the tune
Key of G major. Playing the tune in harmony. 6/8 time. Reversing the bellows on identical phrases to get a different tone.
Key of D major. Reading the dots (musical notation) for the first time!
In A Aeolian mode (A minor) Tab and sheet music - more advanced timings to learn on the sheet music
In G major Tab and sheet music. Playing quavers smoothly.
Playing in A major for the first time. 6/8 time signature. Left hand change of position for the fingering to make it comfortable to play the G# and C#.
In G major. Played and explained as single notes and also in harmony.
In G major. This is a good key for all to sing in.
In G major. Played in single notes with ornaments and then with a drone. This is the first time I have featured a drone - a low G played all the way through to give us a sort of bagpipes effect.
In G major. Playing the same button with different fingers on this Irish tune.
In C major. Lovely tune with quite a lot of accidentals
Not in its usual key of A but in G here. I play it with a hornpipe feel - again, this is unusual but I think it works well.
A lovely old Swedish Christmas song in G. Features a C# accidental.
A lovely tune in E minor. My wife dances to this in her Morris side.
In G major. Two versions of the tune and some ornaments in the B part.
In D major. Quite a brisk and cheerful tune to warm your fingers up!
In D major. Very well known tune.
In D major. In this lesson emphasis is placed on changing bellows direction at the correct moment.
In G aeolian. In four parts. Again the emphasis is on correct bellows technique. You can hear all four parts together at the start of the video.
The Keeper of the Eddystone Lighthouse
Sir Roger De Coverley