The English Concertina Absolute Beginners

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by Alex Wade and Dave Mallinson

32 pages. Detailed tuition for playing traditional music on the English concertina. Learn 87 easy, popular and well-known traditional tunes: core repertoire for pub sessions, country dances, ceilidhs, barn dances and hoe-downs. A book for adults who don't have the luxury of a teacher. Crammed to bursting with, English concertina tuition, tunes and information about traditional music. It's a combination of a tutor and a tune book, with realistic expectations.Alex Wade was brought up in a musical family. She gained a deep appreciation of traditional music visiting folk festivals and music sessions from childhood. She fell in love with the English Concertina when was given one at the age of ten. An early start, dedication, practice and performance have given her an expertise that many much older players, can still only aspire to. Dave Mallinson didn't discover traditional music until the late age of twenty-two and is completely self taught. Hard work, sheer dogged determination and lengthy practice have had to be his way of life. His constant struggle to maintain his skill gives him a unique insight into the problems and difficulties facing beginners and novices. Alex's enormous skill and knowledge combined with Dave's affinity with beginners make an ideal combination to present this introduction to the English concertina and traditional music.