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  1. My pleasure! If you have any specific comments, particularly relating to the specific note/button allocations, please let me know. Thank you.These note/button allocations are entirely arbitrary at the moment, and I am keen to get feed-back which will allow me to make a more 'optimal' choice when there is more than one option for a particular note. Email to rjhare at outlook dot com is the preferred contact route.
  2. Yup! (1) ...but the 'system' disintegrated early on. I was using the w: field, and it doesn't extend far enough to the left to allow the insertion of the "Push" or "Pull". Text annotations are no good either because they follow the base of the note ('following the bouncing ball...'). This is what happens in the system I use, but it don't work here. Interspersing text (%%text...) in the middle of the music was just too messy, so yes, 'there didn't seem any point in pursuing it'. I guess that someone could write a CADB-based 'tablature' file specifically for ABC, but not this pilgrim...๐Ÿ˜Ž [I should add that all this blew up because I'm acting as a low-profile 'mentor' for a new player (if you knew how rotten a player I am, you would larf, and larf, and larf at that idea!). I still don't know exactly how this chap intends to use this CADB system (email only at the moment...).] (2) Me? I was outraged. How dare these folk make life even more difficult for me than it already is?๐Ÿ˜Ž I've looked at 5 systems (6 if you count this CADB system). Let's call the first 5 the MB, ABT, PI, CS and GC systems. I elected (~4-5 years ago) to go for MB and finally ABT (which looks very much like MB if you pull the two apart and look at the fine detail). These 2 both have the advantage of simplicity and brevity, and are easy to integrate into an existing score. I do have 5 pages of closely packed notes about my 'experiments' though - I read them when I want to fall asleep quickly...๐Ÿ˜ (3) I entirely agree with what you say. I quite deliberately looked for a system which would provide me with the minimum information to allow me to get some sort of a tune, but which would force me to: (a) sharpen up my 'ear'oling' skills, and (b) learn to sight-read. Getting there - very slowly, but getting there... I never though about 30+ button instruments. Bother!
  3. I'd already seen your post (and others) about this one on melodeon.net. I think you and your fellow 'detectives' do a great job spotting these frauds, and alerting the community to them. Thank you.
  4. That's the very first time I have seen foul language on concertina.net in what - 5 years? I hope it's the last! Later edit: I have been informed that the OP has been 'persuaded' to edit her foul language out of the post about which I complained. I have been asked to edit my complaint accordingly. I have now complied with this request, and edited my original complaint. It's a pity that I felt it necessary to complain in the first place. I would have preferred not to be put in a position where I felt it was necessary. This forum is a very civilised one, and complaints are only needed on the very rare occasions when folks with no respect for other peoples sensitivities, or other cultural mores post offensive attitudes or language. I can remember only one other such occasion in the 5-6 years I have been looking at this forum. I will always complain about such posts,
  5. I think this chaps idea is to modify the system and produce something like the attached picture. This would 'work' for an Anglo, but I don't think it's very practical/flexible. (note the absence of bar lines which I think the full blown CADB system uses). I'm not sure, but I think he intends to write this stuff in 'by hand'. It's a rotten picture which I cobbled up using an ABC file to give an idea of what he's after. This little experiment is for a G/D instrument, so the 'a' and 'd' prefixes signify the accidental and D rows. (This little experiment is also wrong because I haven't quite worked out how to do this particular job in ABC - I don't intend to either - I don't think it's really usable, and I've not yet convinced myself that it's actually 100% do-able...) FWIW I use a system which produces: for the same piece of music. It may not be to everyone's taste but it works for me. The pull is designated with '^', and push is the 'default' as you seem to have used. I prefer both hands on the same side of the staff, and the accompaniment chords (if any) on t'other, that way they don't get tangled up with each other. The price you pay for this is having an extra letter (L or R) in the button specification... The button numbers are inserted as ABC 'text annotations' - I need to look at doing it with the w: field - that way they would all be on the same line... It's possible to make this look like 'Mick Bramich' tabs, but I haven't tried with 'Chris Sherburn' or 'Pip Ives' tabs...
  6. Absolutement mon general! Since I posted, my correspondent has come back to me and said, "Ah, 'twas not on c.net I saw this, but somewhere else, and it's an accordeon (melodeon) system called CADB...". He even sent me the same URL. I meant to post that my question had been answered but you beat me to it! Thank you. Dead right, it's not the most widely used system - I guess one person (my correspondent)?
  7. Someone has mentioned to me a notation/tab system which seems to be based on the attached diagram. They say they found it on c.net, but I can't find any trace of it. Can anyone help me track it down, or supply details of how it works? I assume the diagram is intended to go below (above?) the staff. It's supposed to be for Anglo, but I was wondering if it's intended for English... Thank you
  8. You'll get plenty of advice here, but If you go to the Reddit concertina forum, you will see a post at the top of the list entitled 'FAQ and buying your first concertina'. You'll get quite a bit of information there in one 'hit', which might help you...
  9. Of course, there are other tutors. Although I purchased one of Mr. Coover's books when I started, personally, I found the Mick Bramich tutors very helpful. They are both simple and concise. I used Absolute Beginners Concertina and In-Between Concertina. Edit: And, harking back to the OP, MB is UK-based, which specifically addresses one of the points in the OP.
  10. I sent you a private message about this. If you aren't yet familiar with this feature, just click on the little envelope icon(โœ‰๏ธ) at the top right of your concertina.net screen.
  11. Thanks for that - I've sent them a mail, we'll see what happens... Roger
  12. I have two specific, and I hope simple questions about this model: 1) What is the dimension ax the flats? 2) What are the bellows made of? I can't see this information in the spec' on seller web sites, and I can't find it after trawling through posts on concertina.net. Thanks. Roger
  13. OK, here you go. I've tabbed a version of the tune which can be found in the Melnet Big ABC File (good job I took a copy - I still can't find the URL!!). I had to transcribe the tune from G to C (this is easy in ABC). There are several versions of a tune called 'Gipsy Hornpipe' kicking around, I think I got the right one! I've supplied two versions, an octave apart. The higher one is a bit 'squeaky' but you can pick whichever one suits you best. Outside of my own circle of acquaintances, you are the first person to whom I've supplied a tabbed score, and I'm effectively working 'blind' here, so if either of the tabbed scores is not what you asked for, give me some feed-back and I'll have another go. The tab system is (more or less) the one described on the Australian Bush Tradition web pages, but the system is fairly self-explanatory. The tabs are 'advisory' in the sense that there are many notes on a 30-button Anglo which are duplicated. For example, I can get G by pressing the third right-hand button on the C-Row (R3), or the first right-hand button on the D-row (dR1). I have supplied only one of the two (sometimes three) options. This is a subjective choice, and I need to look carefully at this with a view to possibly changing things in the future. Good luck, and do let me know how you get on - feed-back is important. RJH [I will supply a little more detail to anyone who is interested in the techie side of the tabbing program either via a post here or a PM.] GIPSY-cgtabs.pdf
  14. If by 'notation for concertina', you mean a tabbed score, please say what key you want it in, and what sort of 'tina you have (G/D or C/G), and I will send you a score with 'advisory' tabs added (ABC or PDF - your choice). I need to try my program out on some willing volunteers ...๐Ÿ˜Ž If you are looking for a pre-existing printed score, there are versions in G and/or D in: Nick Barber's English Choice (Barber) Hardcore English (Callaghan) 1000 English Country Dance Tunes (Raven) Greenwich Traditional Musicians Co-operative Tune Book (Offord) and additionally there are versions in the following ABC files/tunebook: Richard Robinson's Tune Book melnets_big_abc_file.abc (I can't find the URL - look on melodeon.net?) There were more but I either can't find the URL, or the organisation has ditched its web site for a Facebook page (and I can't be bothered with Facebook).
  15. Moi aussi. A 26-Button Aโ™ญ/Eโ™ญ Salvation Army Anglo in 'Old Phil' tuning (I think? it is Aโ‰…445 Hz). It is a lovely thing... If the OP has the opportunity to pick up a vintage instrument as an alternative to a modern 'hybrid', it seems sorta 'sensible' to go for the vintage instrument, if only on the grounds that the vintage is more likely to hold its value/price?
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