Silberhorn Instructor Two

CONCERTINA INSTRUCTION BOOKS has collected several different vintage, self-teaching books that are great for helping beginners learn how to correctly play the chemnitzer concertina and novice musicians improve their playing skills. These instruction books have either an expired copyright or no valid copyright owner to be found, and are offered here under a Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

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Silberhorn Instructor TwoHenry Silberhorn’s Instructor for the Concertina – Book II was first published by Henry Silberhorn in 1916. Silberhorn was known to be a very popular music teacher and chemnitzer concertina promoter in the Chicago area, and his books are considered the standard for concertina instruction. Book II includes nearly 50 pages of fingering exercises and many easy songs for beginners.

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