Concertina Course by Simon Thoumire. Fee £24.99 (inc VAT).
*When you purchase this course you will be redirected to a page where you can download the lessons and materials. This will happen within 24 hours of your
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This is a 4 week intermediate
course. It is aimed at players who have been playing for more
than one year or feel confident in their handling of their concertina
and don't need to look at their fingers when playing.
You will feel confident using your bellows
You will be able to play different techniques including vibrato
and advanced fingering
You will be able to accompany yourself.
Introduction to chord theory and modes.
Each lesson lasts approx 30
minutes (lesson details below) and the teaching videos and materials
are available in our secure section. Access to the teaching streams
will unlimited for 1 year. When you pay we will send you a link
(with username and password) to our secure area of the site.
Listen to FREE
concertina sample of Simon playing.
An acknowledged concertina virtuoso, Simon
Thoumire has dazzled audiences with his playing all over his
native country, Europe and the North America. A musician always
keen to explore different genres, Simon has released many records
over the years including 2 Simon Thoumire Orchestra CDs delving
into jazz, folk and composition.
Lesson Plan Lesson 1: We will look at Simon's tune
My Love is Like a Red Red Rose 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.
Lesson 2: We will look at
the Scottish reel The St Kilda Wedding 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.
Lesson 3: We will look at
the Simon's tune Charliewarlieand
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 Simon wrote called The Bee Sting. It was written in the
F lydian mode. We are going to accompany ourselves playing the
tune and look at the fingering required to do this.
Concertina Course by Simon Thoumire. Fee £24.99.
For our online teaching to work you will
have to have Windows Media Player installed on your computer.
This comes with Windows. If you are a Mac user you can download
You will also need a fast internet connection (adsl, broadband),
and speakers connected to your computer so you can hear it (these
can take the form of computer speakers (connected from your sound
card) or headphones). These lessons are not downloaded to your
computer - they are streamed from our internet servers. If you
have any questions please contact
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