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  1. Yes, here's a chart made from a 31-key Jeffries in G/D: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61700296/C%20Jeffries%20Anglo%20in%20GD.pdf
  2. OK, time for my first ever submission here: https://soundcloud.com/sqzbxr/packingtons-pound Having switched to the English system less than 2 months ago, it's pretty rough. Played on my Lachenal New Model extended treble, recorded on my iPhone 5s using TwistedWave. Like many others, I turned to jelly when the 'Record' light came on, and there are a number of errors - especially at 00:26 when the display on my iPad (with the sheet music!) cut out and I had to finish from memory.
  3. Rochelle: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=16761&hl=
  4. OK, I'll bite - why wouldn't it? Seems like a silly question to me. Perhaps members have been embarrassed by the question itself and not the instrument of the questioner.
  5. Here's what I got from Google Translate: Vanligt är också att harmoniken i andra reprisen varieras mellan G- och Em-tonalitet, typiskt så att första vändan spelas G, andra Em. It is also common that harmony in other replay varied between G and Em-tonality, typically so that the first round is played G, the second Em. lyft = lift, lifting Jämnt = evenly
  6. Here's a couple of charts I put up a while ago: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=16286&hl=
  7. I agree with Steve, I don't think the creator of the charts was thinking of ABC notation, but was trying to display note values for four octaves using simple text characters. On my charts, I prefer to use the more conventional standard of notating the octave by position on the standard 88-key piano keyboard, e.g.: C4 = middle C:
  8. It appears to be Microsoft Word Online. One of the options was to download a PDF of the tune, which I have done and placed here: https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/61700296/Cuckold%20Come%20Out%20Of%20The%20Amery.pdf
  9. Read the beginning of this page - this might be what you are looking for: http://www.dragonflymusic.co.uk/sheetmusic01.html
  10. That looks and sounds like Gary'Coover's Herrington Anglo.
  11. I think "mind-numbing" is an excellent description of it.
  12. That thread was an interesting read, to say the least. Those posts by 'jjjj' are remarkably like those of the recently banned 'chromaduet'...
  13. There's a thread here on cleaning bone buttons: http://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?showtopic=15873
  14. http://portland.craigslist.org/mlt/msg/4502737527.html
  15. Here is a chart I did for the New Model:
  16. Yes, I did decide to switch to the EC after all. When I got my Jeffries back, I found that I was barely playing it. Instead, I was spending almost all of my practice time on Michael Eskin's English concertina app on my iPad. The final result is that the Jeffries is gone for good and I have the aforementioned Lachenal New Model plus a 1952 Wheatstone 1E which my wife has (surprisingly!) started to learn on. I'm not an experienced enough English player to comment on fine nuances of playability between the New Model and the Aeola, but both are very responsive, excellent overall condition, good volume and dynamic range (I think the Aeola may be a tad louder at full spate) and excellent sweet tone. The New Model is a bit brighter sounding, but not harsh. It also has shorter buttons, which are an advantage for me since I have very long fingers - a bit easier to play the low notes. The New Model has functioning bowing valves, which I don't use much while playing but are very handy for opening and closing the bellows. As a long time Anglo and melodeon player, I can see using them to set up the bellows for long smooth passages - but probably not to the point of trying to follow bowing marks on a score. I suppose time will tell. Overall, I'm very happy with what I have ended up with, and also happy that Robert was able to get an instrument he wanted for his collection. The fact that my wife has taken up concertina after suffering my obsession for the last 25 years has been an unexpected and pleasant surprise!
  17. Here'a a good starting point: http://www.concertina.com/english/index.htm
  18. Reviving an old thread - I just bought this instrument and it is superb!
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