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Absolute Beginners Concertina

A new guide to playing the twenty key Anglo concertina

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Absolute Beginners Concertina (A new guide to playing the twenty key Anglo concertina). For Concertina. Methods. Mally's Presents. Folk. Beginning. Book. 24 pages. Published by Dave Mallinson Publications (MB.AO101).

ISBN 9780953783700. Folk. 8.25x11.75 inches.

This book starts at rock bottom by answering the question, "What is an Anglo concertina?" Mick describes the differences found from one Anglo to another, teaches you to play the common scales, and starts with simple tunes before attempting slightly more advanced ones. Mick also has a small useful section on maintenance. This book is written for the C/G Anglo concertina, which is the most common. Mally's and UK product #AX101. A new guide to playing the twenty key Anglo concertina.

  • 1 Introduction 
  • 2 Basic Care and Maintenance 
  • 3 Anatomy and Examination 
  • 3.1 Anatomy of a Concertina 
  • 3.2 Routine Examination 
  • 3.3 Examination for Purchase 
  • 4 Running Repairs and Fault Finding 
  • 5 Basic Service and Repair Tasks 
  • 5.1 Replacing Valves 
  • 5.2 Replacing Pads and Setting Key Height/Travel 
  • 5.3 Bellows Repairs 
  • 5.4 Replacing Lever Arm Springs 
  • 5.5 Replacing Bushes: Action Plate Key Hole and Key Cross-Hole Bushes 
  • 5.5.1 Action Plate Key Hole Bushes 
  • 5.5.2 Key Cross-Hole Bushes 
  • 5.6 Structural Repairs 
  • 5.6.1 Pillars 
  • 5.6.2 Fretwork and Action Box Cover/Keyboard Cracks 
  • 5.6.3 Wood Finishing 
  • 5.6.4 Reed Pan Support Blocks 
  • 5.6.5 Action Box Joints 
  • 5.6.6 Pad Board Cracks 
  • 5.6.7 Wood Screw Anchorages 
  • 5.6.8 End Bolt Problems 
  • 5.6.9 Broken Keys 
  • 5.7 Reed Work 
  • 5.7.1 Basic Care Tasks 
  • 5.7.2 Reed Tuning 
  • 6 Covering a Finger Slide (English System) 
  • 7 Making a Thumb Strap (English System) 
  • 8 Wrist Straps 
  • 9 Fingering Charts 
  • 10 Mine's Not Like That 
  • 11 Early Exploded Diagram 
  • 12 Help and Materials 

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A new guide to playing the twenty key Anglo concertina

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