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About soloduetconcertina

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  • Birthday 03/07/1957

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    slow music, world music, tango
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    Paris, France

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  1. soloduetconcertina

    "A Festival of Free Reeds"

    Nice to discover this very creative musician and another way to play concertina!
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    One More Roslin Castle

    Hi Wolf, thank you for your comment and I wanted to ask you about the link to your version but I just realized now that you had already add it here. Nice to listen to all the possibilities of interpretation with the same single tune! And I'd like to know if you are living in Germany and if you use to attend the concertina meeting there? Best, Didie
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    One More Roslin Castle

    It would be great! Mes amitiés to Emmanuel, he has a huge knowledge about concertina history and making process and always kindly gave me some good advice about the instrument! Didier
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    One More Roslin Castle

    Merci Thomas! I like this one very very much, with beautiful harmonies and more rythmic feeling. Maybe Roslin was half french! If there is a chance somedays I'd like to take a look at your custom duet and listen to Emmanuel's version as well. Did he play it on concertina or diatonic accordion?
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    Tangling With The Tango On The Anglo

    Hello Jim, This is a nice tango and I'd like to try it on the hayden duet as well. Do you know who is the composer? Didie
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    One More Roslin Castle

    Thank you Perspiration and David! At first it's the Danny Chapman's version which makes me want to try this tune on the duet and when I was searching about it I remember also to listen to your nice rendition along with many beautiful concertina versions on sound cloud. But I can't find the link anymore. Maybe do you remember about those recordings on sound cloud?
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    One More Roslin Castle

    I have heard many beautiful versions of this scottish tune played on the different types of concertina and I'd like to share this one adapted to the Hayden duet system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVsOwYt2A7U Thanks for watching!
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    Raymond Devos - La Marine

    OK Riton, et puisqu'il ne reste plus que des francophones dans ce thread envoie moi un e-mail @gmail.com pour qu'on voit quand on peut organiser ce boeuf déjà historique! Dommage que ceemonster ne soit pas aussi à Paris!
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    Raymond Devos - La Marine

    ritonmousquetaire> Ah, I forgot to answer your other question. I think that on any instrument you have to play with your own limits and, unless you play electronic music, with the limits of your instrument. So I think that there is a lot to do with a 46 buttons hayden duet. But as I got used to 52 buttons I now need all these buttons and would be frustrated to have just 46. Actually I'd like to get even a little more buttons. With the hayden system you have all the "normal" notes in the middle of the keyboard and the flat and sharp notes on each opposite side of each hand, which is quite convenient to play in the most common keys but become more difficult when you want to play in some keys with many altered (?) notes. So I'd like to get the flat and sharp notes doubled (?) on each opposite side of each hand in order to have the choice of the fingerings when I have to play in those keys.
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    Raymond Devos - La Marine

    ceemonster> Thanks for the links. On my youtube channel I have a playlist called Tangotina where I'm collecting all the videos that I can find about tangos played on concertinas. ritonmousquetaire> do you live in or near Paris? In that case we could first play La Marine or La Partida with your ukulele and after that try some easy tango.
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    Raymond Devos - La Marine

    @Ritonmousquetaire I began to play La Marine on my duet and I will post a video as soon as I'm able to. It would be great to listen to this tune on the anglo and solo EC as well. On the other thread I have just sent the link for La Partida that I promised before but after recording it I realized that it doesn't really sound like french musette. Maybe playing french musette on the duet would be another challenge after tango music…
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    Raymond Devos - La Marine

    @ceemonster If you could find a way to record and upload your music, I would be also very interested to listen to your rendition of La Boheme. And you seems to know very well tango music. I began to play duet concertina with an amateur tango orchestra 2 years ago in Paris and it's a good challenge to play bandonion parts on the concertina. I'm also very interested to explore the potential of tango played on concertina but the problem is that you will always suffer the comparison with the sound of the bandonion. But I'd like to experiment a mini tango band with ukulele and concertina if there is a chance.
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    Great Hayden Recordings By "soloduetconcertina"

    Here is the link for the video that I have promised to Ritonmousquetaire but maybe it sounds more like venezuelan musette rather than french musette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx2KSvr2n9s
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    Raymond Devos - La Marine

    Thanks Riton for sharing this wonderful video! I had heard that Devos used to play concertina but I didn't know that he was playing such a nice english concertina. Did you try to play this tune on your anglo? I'd like to try it on the Hayden duet.
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    Suggestions: "classical" Dots For A Duet?

    A Hayden concertina player from Brazil sent me recently an adaptation for concertina of the score of a piece from Purcell. As he is playing a Stagi 46 buttons I think that it would be possible to play it on the Peacock as well. If you are interested to try it I can forward his e-mail to you. And if you want to listen to the music I have just posted it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I02di8SWeio