Handbook for English Concertina (英語) ペーパーバック – 1999/12/1
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(Music Sales America). This is the first complete guide to playing the English Concertina. It takes the beginner step-by-step to the point where he/she is able to play famous folk melodies. Includes easy-to-follow text illustrated with clear diagrams.
Each has their strengths, but in the beginning, I always found myself returning to this short, 24-page work. Why? Because every one of the tunes included I could actually play, and each has taught me something new.
The book begins with a well illustrated, six-page introduction to the English concertina, which nods at the history of the instrument and carefully explains the difference between English, Anglo and Duet concertinas. A fingering chart is provided, which is not only a useful reference but which may help you figure out whether you have a tenor or treble English concertina.
Next are four pages of "Diagrams Showing How to Play the Scales." I skipped most of this the first time through, but now that I've progressed, it's useful.
Finally, we reach an annotated "Selection of Tunes and Song Accompaniments," which contains the music in both regular and labeled-button form (rather as guitar music often has chord symbols above the music, only for the concertina one is told whether it is a right-side or left-side button, R or L, along with its positional number).
These songs are manageable for the beginner and are fun to play. They are: The "Winster Gallop" in the key of C, "The British Grenadiers," "The Man in the Moon" (one of my favorites), "The Week Before Easter*," "The Dorset Four-Hand Reel" (which is a joy to play), "Landlord Fill the Flowing Bowl*," "Planxty Irwin," "John Barleycorn*," "Adieu, Sweet Lovely Nancy*," "Jockey to the Fair," "Off She Goes," and "Lord Franklin*." Note: The selections above that I've starred include words as well as music.
The last page of the book covers basic "Care and Maintenance of the Concertina" and includes a brief section on "Where to Go from Here."
Another good thing about this book, technically, is that the music and words are large enough to read with ease, even for those of us with presbyopia. Alistair Anderson's otherwise-excellent tutor has type and music that is only half the size!
All-in-all, this has been the English Concertina with which I've spent the most time and which has helped me most in getting started.
If you are a complete novice, as I was you will find this to be a great place to start. Having some musical background will enable you to play the songs in the this guide on a piano, or piano accordion and hear what they sound like. The book is simple, to the point, and certainly a marvelous place to begin the study of the English concertina. It is a short book, which in some respects is good - you know that you will reach completion in a short period of time giving you a feeling of achievement. TRY IT - YOU'LL LIKE IT!