Edel's Concertina Skills

Concertina Skills is aimed at the more experienced Concertina learner. Thirteen tunes are examined throughout the course with each focusing on specific techniques that are discussed, demonstrated and developed throughout the lessons. These techniques include the playing of strong, percussive rolls, the subtle use of the air button / bellow control, cuts, consecutive triplets and becoming familiar with the lesser used buttons on concertina. The course will help learners develop skills on the concertina that are transferable to tunes already featuring in the learners repertoire and to any future tunes acquired. Notation is provided as well as downloadable mp3's of each of the tunes played slowly. Each lesson is accompanied by animated concertina diagrams. However, throughout the course Edel urges the learner to work out the fingering to suit ones own style of playing.


Lessons

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Nana Joe's

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 1


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Alternative, Concertina Fingering / Exercises on the Scale of D Major

Reel

Princess Nancy

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 2


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Using the lower notes on the Concertina / Exercises on the Scale of G Major

Jig

Milner's Daughter

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 3


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Rolls Using the Right Hand

Reel

The Chapel Bell

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 4


E Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Rolls Using the Right Hand

Jig

Road to Eyries

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 5


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Using the Low Notes / Exercises on the Scale of D Major

Hornpipe

Road to Durrow

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 6


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Cuts!

Reel

Jocelyn's Jig

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 7


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation and Finger Work

Jig

Kiss Behind the Door

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 8


G Major | Level 3 | Melody

Runs of Consecutive Triplets

Barndance

The Sunny Hills of Beara

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 9


G Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Ornamentation

Jig

Eamonn McGivney's Hornpipe

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 10


E Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Chords

Hornpipe

Sailing into Walpole's March

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 11


A Minor | Level 3 | Melody

The 'A' Chords and 'G' Roll

Reel

John J Kimmell's Hornpipe

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 12


D Major | Level 3 | Melody

Runs of Triplets / Exercise on the Scale of D Major

Hornpipe

The Nervous Man

Edel’s Concertina Skills Lesson 13


G Minor | Level 3 | Melody

Becoming more familiar with the notes of F natural, B flat and E flat.

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