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Offline Helen :oD

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Beginners Concertina
« on: Friday, October 24 2008 01:25PM GMT-1 »
I am looking into buying a concertina, have always wanted to play one!
Could I ask for some advice/help? Squeezy? or anyone else who knows anything!
I was thinking of getting a 30key C/G Anglo, but as I've never played one before and they make different notes on the push and pull, would I be better off getting an English?
I want it mainly to accompany myself singing, but also to play in sessions and with friends etc.
I have been looking at the Hobgoblin website, and pricewise the Anglos seem to be cheaper whish is definitely a factor as my parents are going to buy me it for my Christmas prezzie, and I don't want to ask for something too expensive.
Any advice would be appreciated  :)
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Re: Beginners Concertina
« Reply #1 on: Friday, October 24 2008 01:30PM GMT-1 »
http://forums.spiersandboden.com/index.php?topic=269.0

I should have a look at this thread which I think explains the difference between anglo, English and speak the word softly the melodeon.

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Re: Beginners Concertina
« Reply #2 on: Friday, October 24 2008 01:54PM GMT-1 »
And most importantly, get somewhere to try out the various options :) Some people can deal with the push/pull thing, others can't - best way to find out is by trying!
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Re: Beginners Concertina
« Reply #3 on: Friday, October 24 2008 01:55PM GMT-1 »
I am looking into buying a concertina, have always wanted to play one!
Could I ask for some advice/help? Squeezy? or anyone else who knows anything!
I was thinking of getting a 30key C/G Anglo, but as I've never played one before and they make different notes on the push and pull, would I be better off getting an English?
I want it mainly to accompany myself singing, but also to play in sessions and with friends etc.
I have been looking at the Hobgoblin website, and pricewise the Anglos seem to be cheaper whish is definitely a factor as my parents are going to buy me it for my Christmas prezzie, and I don't want to ask for something too expensive.
Any advice would be appreciated  :)
Thanks
Helen xXx
this lot will help you decide too
http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?act=idx
I went for a 30 button C/G anglo (a scarlatti from hobgobilin). Been learning  :aemo_squeeze: from about the end of august.
« Last Edit: Friday, October 24 2008 02:51PM GMT-1 by ladydetemps »
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Re: Beginners Concertina
« Reply #4 on: Saturday, October 25 2008 03:46PM GMT-1 »
I went for a 30 button C/G anglo (a scarlatti from hobgobilin). Been learning  :aemo_squeeze: from about the end of august.

How are u finding it? and which one did you get?
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Re: Beginners Concertina
« Reply #5 on: Sunday, October 26 2008 03:23PM GMT-1 »
I've got a 30 button English student concertina and I've been playing since July. I love it! I tried Firebird's melodeon, and probably couled have got my head around the push pull thing eventually, but decided I'd rather go for something that made more sense to begin with - although playing a scale by pressing buttons on alternate sides with alternate fingers would probably makes some people's brain ache!  :aemo_squeeze:
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Re: Beginners Concertina
« Reply #6 on: Monday, October 27 2008 05:41PM GMT-1 »
I went for a 30 button C/G anglo (a scarlatti from hobgobilin). Been learning  :aemo_squeeze: from about the end of august.

How are u finding it? and which one did you get?
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GR4714: Scarlatti 30 key C/G Anglo

Well if I'm told what buttons to press on the push and pull I'm ok...I just have a problem with reading music/playing by ear.

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Re: Beginners Concertina
« Reply #7 on: Saturday, December 27 2008 06:17PM GMT-1 »
GR4714: Scarlatti 30 key C/G Anglo

Well if I'm told what buttons to press on the push and pull I'm ok...I just have a problem with reading music/playing by ear.

Mine is a Stephanelli 30 key C/G Anglo. When I went to the shop the Scarlatti that the man had reserved for me 3 days before had gone >:( but luckily they had this one in instead. It's all balck, and my friend who is an artist is going to engrave is for me, so it should be dead pretty when it's done :)
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