Edel’s Concertina Skills is aimed at the more experienced anglo concertina player. A broad range of expert skills are covered, with a new tune taught per lesson.
By the end of this course, you will have a repertoire of thirteen popular Irish tunes plus skills that are transferable to any tune. The course has 13 lessons, broken into 3 to 4 tutorials each, where tunes are taught phrase by phrase.
Edel’s Concertina Skills focuses on playing strong, percussive rolls, the subtle use of the air button / bellow control, cuts, consecutive triplets and becoming familiar with the lesser used buttons on the concertina. This course will help you develop skills on the concertina that are transferable to any tune. Each lesson is accompanied by animated concertina diagrams. Throughout the course you are urged to work out the fingering to suit your own style of playing, thus building on your own mastery of the anglo concertina.
The traditional Irish tunes taught in this course are:
The Chapel Bell
Road To Eyries
Road To Durrow
The Sunny Hills Of Beara
Eamonn McGivney’s Hornpipe
Sailing Into Walpole’s March
John J Kimmell’s Hornpipe
The Nervous Man
Sample Sheet Music
Sample mp3 of Nana Joe’s Reel
Detailed questions and discussion on the course can be found in the Community Forum, available to paying members only.