For the benefit of Tina.
Song Accompaniment for English Concertina
I have included in this book eleven of my own favourite songs, which have proved popular with audiences over the years, with accompaniments for 48 key treble English concertina, with three examples of contrasting styles for the same song, Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy, Streams of Lovely Nancy, and Brigg Fair.
My reason for producing this book is to help people to develop ideas and their own style by showing the different techniques that I use, that they might learn initially by copying and then through listening to myself and others be able to analyse and develop their own individual styles.
I have tried to illustrate three fundamentally different approaches. 1. chordal style, 2. single line harmony, 3. melodic style, and occasionally examples that include more than one approach. These are of course not the only way, just my way, and I hope will be an inspiration to all to provide ideas so that you can develop your own style. How you accompany a song is of course a matter of taste, and what satisfies one person may annoy someone else.
This book is intended to be a follow up to the Concise English Concertina Tutor, and to be used in conjunction with it. I have included full verses to all the songs so it can be used as a song book as well. I have included a section on chord substitution which I hope may prove helpful. Between these two books I have included some sixteen songs.
I hope you enjoy them.
3. Chord Substitution
5. Adieu Sweet Lovely Nancy
8. Rounding the Horn
10. Bogie's Bonny Belle
12. Brigg Fair
14. Greenland Whale Fisheries
16. The Greenwood Laddie
18. Home to the Haven
22. The Seeds of Love
24. The streams of Lovely Nancy
28. Though I live not where I love