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All My English Concertina Lessons

Video Lesson 1 - Morning Has Broken

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.

 

Video Lesson 2 - Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star

Key of C major.

 

Video Lesson 3 - On Top Of Old Smoky

Key of D major. F# played for the first time. Expression with bellows.

Video Lesson 4 - The Day Thou Gavest Lord Has Ended

​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.

 

Video Lesson 5 - In The Bleak Midwinter

Key of C major. Two-note chords. Another mordent. Dotted notes. Staccato notes.

 

Video Lesson 6 - He Who Would Valiant Be

Key of C major. Dotted notes. All notes in the scale of C major played in this tune.

 

Video Lesson 7 - What Shall We Do With The Drunken Sailor?

In the D Dorian mode - (D minor). 

 

Video Lesson 8 - Skye Boat Song

Key of C major. Lots of low notes!!

Video Lesson 9 - Be Still

Key of D major. F# and C# played. All 8 notes in the scale of D major played in this tune. Tasteful ending!!

 

Video Lesson 10 - Danny Boy

Key of C major. 12 notes used - the most so far! Grace notes added. Expression. Rubato.

 

Video Lesson 11 - Home On The Range

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.

 

Video Lesson 12 - Shepherd's Hey

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.

 

Video Lesson 13 - Oh My Darling Clementine

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.

 

Video Lesson 14 - Away In A Manger

Key of E major. Four sharps!! F# C# G# and D#. Changing the fingering to suit the tune

 

Video Lesson 15 - Cattle Call (Theme To The Woodentops)

Key of G major. Playing the tune in harmony. 6/8 time.  Reversing the bellows on identical phrases to get a different tone.

 

Video Lesson 16 - The Aldbury May Song

Key of D major. Reading the dots (musical notation) for the first time!

 

Video Lesson 17 - The Grenadier And The Lady

In A Aeolian mode (A minor) Tab and sheet music - more advanced timings to learn on the sheet music

 

Video Lesson 18 - Speed The Plough

In G major Tab and sheet music. Playing quavers smoothly.

 

Video Lesson 19 - Silent Night

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#.

 

Video Lesson 20 - Drink To Me Only

In G major. Played and explained as single notes and also in harmony.

 

Video Lesson 21 - Happy Birthday

In G major. This is a good key for all to sing in.

 

Video Lesson 22 - Amazing Grace

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.

Video Lesson 23 - The Irish Washerwoman

In G major. Playing the same button with different fingers on this Irish tune.

 

Video Lesson 24 - Where Is Love? (Oliver!)

In C major. Lovely tune with quite a lot of accidentals

Video Lesson 25 - The Red Haired Boy

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.

Video Lesson 26 - Sankta Lucia

A lovely old Swedish Christmas song in G. Features a C# accidental.

Video Lesson 27 - William Taylor's Tabletop Hornpipe

A lovely tune in E minor. My wife dances to this in her Morris side.

Video Lesson 28 - Bobby Shafto

In G major. Two versions of the tune and some ornaments in the B part.

Video Lesson 29 - Captain Maguire

In D major. Quite a brisk and cheerful tune to warm your fingers up!

Video Lesson 30 - Yankee Doodle

In D major. Very well known tune. 

 

Video Lesson 31 - Jon's Polka

In D major. In this lesson emphasis is placed on changing bellows direction at the correct moment. 

 

Video Lesson 32 - Gaudete

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.

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