Thoumire Concertina Course
Hi, Thanks for purchasing my 4 week concertina
course. All of the lessons are downloadable below. If you have
any questions about operation, technique etc please contact
us and we will do our best to get back in touch as soon as
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Lesson 1: We will look at
Simon's tune My Love
is Like a Red Red Rose (click on the link to download the
music as a pdf) and talk about techniques of vibrato, fingering
and chords. We will also talk about different ways of hold the
concertina. Here also is a pdf of the circle
of 5ths which we will talk about for chords and a copy of
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose with chords.
Here is a link to a website that illustrates key
Lesson 2: We will look at
the Scottish reel The
St Kilda Wedding (click on the link to download the music
as a pdf) and concentrate on playing triplets using two fingers
on the same button. We will also look at using the bellows to
create triplets while playing a chords and bellows control. You
can read the text chat from
the live lesson.
Lesson 3: We will look at
the my tune Charliewarlie
(click on the link to download the music as a pdf) and extend
what we were doing in lesson 2 working with 2 fingers to 1 note.
We will then move on to playing in octaves, then harmonising the
tune, and then doing a bellows accompaniment with chords. You
can download the sheet of exercises here.
Lesson 4: We will look at
a jig I wrote called The
Bee Sting (click on the link to download the music as a pdf).
It was written in the F lydian mode. Here's a complete list
of modes. (Visit Wikipedia for a good explanation of modern
modes) We are going to accompany ourselves playing the tune
and look at the fingering required to do this.
Here is a streaming link to the Ayepod concert
I gave on the 22nd
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sample of Simon playing.
Simon's albums and books.
- a fantastic one-stop-shop for all matters concertina.
Simon Thoumire - Simon's
Association - A top place for news and events.
- Pauline de Snoo-Korsten's excellent website.
On Music - Dave Townsend's organisation that runs great concertina
Foot Stompin' Celtic Music
- The website for all things Scottish