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Posted By: The Sandman
07-Apr-08 - 11:11 AM
Thread Name: concertinas in folk music
Subject: RE: concertinas in folk music
as someone who has been accompanying himself on the English concertina since 1976,and someone who has produced two tutors which include some twenty song accompaniments,I would say this:onthe english concertina there are several approaches to accompaniment which can be successful.
1.single line harmony.
2,chords [which may or may not involve single line harmony runs].
3.melody line[putting early or delaying melody notes off or on the beat,and adding harmony so you have occasional two or thee voices]
4.melody with full accompaniment on the off beat,to get something similiar to a duet style[see my recordings of Ball of Yarn]
Finally Ihave avideo on youtube dickmilesmusic
Barbara Allen,Sallyfree and Easy,OnOne AprilMorning,these illustrate different approaches to song accompaniment.
I would advise listening to Killen,Tony Rose,Steve Turner,Keith Kendrick.