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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.