Concertina newbie: patience, practice, practice patience
This post is a little about thinking out loud. I’ve been a fiddler of Irish music for many years…have learned most of my tunes by ear. Just started playing the concertina a couple of weeks ago. I can play My Darling Asleep and Rolling in the Ryegrass. I’ve memorized where the notes are. It’s easy for me to play tunes when I read the music…and makes it easier for me to know when to substitute duplicate notes. I want to play by ear, but it is difficult to do it. I think I’ll probably keep fooling around with the layout without music….and practice some with paper…and keep memorizing tunes… Any suggestions out there?