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ladyhealer

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    Female
  • Interests
    Small concertinas. Artist. Lyric Mezzo Soprano.
  • Location
    East Coast USA
  1. ladyhealer

    A Proper Lachenal T-Shirt

    Sean!! What a great job! Your design is PERFECT. Many sales to you, Eve Silver on Valentina (20 Button)
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    Domed Buttons Or Flat Buttons?

    Steve, I actually just used a dremel this week to file/flatten my buttons. I hated to do it but the domed buttons have been very hard for me to control. The flatter buttons are great for me; far easier to control.
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    Rheingold Beer Concertina

    I am so glad to have this lovely ad! I too had a golden cocker spaniel. Nice to find another concertina/dog lover of old!
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    What our concertinas look like?

    These posts are all lovely large instruments. Here is my delicate flower, Valentina, an 18 button English by Hohner.
  5. ladyhealer

    What our concertinas look like?

    These posts are all lovely large instruments. Here is my Valentina, an 18 button English by Hohner.
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    Painter's Tape As Concertina Baffles

    It is very popular here, Holden. I use it in my mural work, to protect areas that I have already painted and of course areas that I don't want to paint. It comes off easily. It's great for trying to paint a clean, crisp line. Holden, just want to let you know that the original baffle tape is working fine without marring. I won't be leaving it on!
  7. Jody It seems to me that you are describing something similar to/like discrete quanta/particles of sound ... Like a quantum particle of sound. Very interesting ... I wonder if it can be so.
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    Painter's Tape As Concertina Baffles

    No. It is definitely NOT masking tape! It is PAINTER's tape. It is designed to have a MUCH MUCH looser hold than masking tape. Here is why: "[unlike masking tape] Blue painters tape is designed for extended use on a surface. It will release easier even if exposed to sunlight. Blue tape is available with different ranges of contact time; normal blue tape - up to 7 days and extended contact blue tape - 2 weeks or more." I believe most concertina practices, gigs, and jams, last LESS than 24 hours! I have been peeling and checking the Blue painters tape I used on my concertina and it has not seized up yet (6 hours still unmarred by tape: See photo attached). In my last note I suggested removing the tape for reapplication when needed and storing the used tape on wax paper. Thanks Holden for caring to comment! 6 hours still unmarred by tape. See photo below.
  9. Hi All, As an artist, painter's tape often comes in handy for my various projects. It occurred to me that I might be able to reduce the sound of my 18 button Englishconcertina by using a strip of painter's tape on the two "lower" baffles which are normally obscured by my hands. I simply cut two strips to fit the area into more or less band-aid shapes and gently adhered them to cover the two "lower" baffles which are normally obscured by my hands. Valentina's sound was beautifully reduced by half without warping the sound or by sounding muffled. It seems to work perfectly WITHOUT marring the finish (which is ostensibly what painter's tape is designed to avoid). When I remove the tape, I will adhere it to a piece of wax paper, fold the paper over the top of the strips, and put it into my kit bag for use at a later time. Hope this Blue Tape Trick is useful for others as it has so marvelously worked for me. I got a dog and his name is Blue. (Photo below Valentina).
  10. ladyhealer

    Mark Knopfler's "piper To The End"

    I am certainly bound. Lovely verses Wolf!
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    Mark Knopfler's "piper To The End"

    Wolf! What a lovely lady you posted! That is the most elegant I have seen! I love the gilt work. So happy you shared it with me (with us all)! I am still working with Valentina, not ready to post yet. Why must life intrude when music awaits? She sits breathing shallowly in a small, dark, space, And longs for a breath and a bow, And to sit thus bowed upon Her knee, Making sweet reed-music just Her and she. Making sweet reed-music, together. To fill her bellows she bows both ends Drawing close together, neighbors and friends, Some rise to kick and some to sing and some to cry if there's suffering; Valentina's sweep, Valentina's sighs, Making sweet reed-music just She and I..
  12. [ladyhealer grinds her teeth jealously.]
  13. ladyhealer

    Thinking Is Hard To Do

    Hi Ed, I had no idea you had pm'do me! Even now I don't know where to look for that. So sorry to have missed you!
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    Mark Knopfler's "piper To The End"

    Hi Wolf, I was not able to open your rehearsal sound file. The site said something was wrong. I will try to get it later today. I have been having fun trying to copy your Barbara Allen on Valentina! If it turns out to be a decent albeit slightly different rendition, I will post it so you can hear.
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    The Shanty Book Part 1 - On Project Gutenberg

    On my Kindle. Thanks! Wish I knew them all!
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