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About lachenal74693

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    Traditional music & Morris, Sailing, Shogi (Japanese Chess),
    postcard collecting, 'N' gauge model railways.
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    Urmston, S-W Manchester, U.K.

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  1. I'm in Manchester, not Polokwane, but there are several examples of South African tunes in Volume 2 of Dan Worrall's The Anglo-German Concertina (pp. 252-256). I dunno if this counts as Boere Musiek (two of them are flagged as Sotho/Zulu, the rest as Boer)... Volume 1 of this rather splendid book is also available...
  2. If the music available on this or this Australian web site is anything to go by, I'm happy to play upside-down...
  3. Me too. I'm more bemused than impressed, but I know what you mean. When I tried this, I was amazed that I managed to stagger through a few bars of anything before having it all go severely pear-shaped...
  4. OK, I see. slightly different use of terms, I think...
  5. Is it upside-down, or is it rotated through 180 degrees in the horizontal plane? It looks like the latter to me (Mr. Picky strikes again... 😏). Whatever, I tried it, and managed to stumble through the first 3-4 bars of one of my 'warm-up' tunes and then it all went to rat-sh*t - the left pinkie couldn't hack the air-button. I'm amazed that anyone can play it at all like that...😎
  6. Thanks! You just brightened my day! I must remember those alternative names...😎 It's more than the OP asked for, but there's a (short) section on modal forms of Amin which can be played on a 20-button C/G on p. 11 of Mick Bramich's Absolute Beginner's Concertina. I don't know what the 'body of the kirk' thinks about this book, but I found it very helpful when I started. All the tunes in the book are in a simple tablature (which is effectively the same as used for the scales posted earlier)... The OP did ask for a web site. There are scales given in the 'E
  7. 1) Not at all. I should have explained a little more... 2) Precisely. There is no 'c' because it's not 'necessary' - absence of a prefix simply means 'play on the home row'. On a 3-row C/G, the rows are prefixed: 'a' (accidental), nothing (home row) and 'g' (g row). It sounds awkward, but once the idea gets ingrained, this approach transfers easily to G/D and Bb/F Anglo. It works for me, anyway. I'm sorry for the confusion caused by my assumption that you were an Anglo-er - entirely my fault...
  8. Oops! Sorry. I didn't mean to confuse you (if that is indeed what I did). The picture was intended to reinforce what you said about the fingering for the scale of G being the same on the G-row as the fingering for the scale of C on the C-row. Apart from the 'g', the fingering is the same for each key...
  9. There is a series of 4 videos on Youtube about the workings of these instruments: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbPw0yR19zM https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88yCVla_Djg https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvs4-ANFuq8 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anBj1hibG0o Offhand, I can't remember if any of them deal with fixing wheezy bellows, but worth a look?
  10. It's still linked in Don's sig as far as I can see. Maybe your machine got temporarily screwed? It is indeed very high quality...
  11. My step-up from a 20-button was to a 30-button - the very Marcus Mikefule is referring to. It is indeed an impressive instrument. It's sitting beside me right now. (Pause while I play 'Back to the Army Again' for 30 seconds or so...😎). It is my first-choice instrument when I play for t'Morris, or with the Beech Band (when we're allowed to, of course). If the post was intended to recommend a Marcus as a good second instrument, I would heartily endorse that recommendation...
  12. I'm just highlighting short extracts from the recent posts to keep it short: Schult said: > I'm not sure if MuseScore has a way to do batch processing. Yes, I thought that might be the case. My own approach is quite deliberately ABC-oriented, and geared to 'batch processing'. > I figure pianists manage, so it's at least possible. (wrt two staves) Good point! I hadn't thought of that! Don said: > ...if you use the concertina sound font linked to in my signature below then Musescore will give you a nice > sounding pla
  13. Ooh! Doesn't it start to get horribly complicated with two staffs - it's complicated enough already. I'm not sure I can visualise what that would look like. Question I meant to ask earlier. Can schult's MuseScore approach handle tunes in 'batches' or is it a 'one-at-a-time' approach? I'm not even sure this is a sensible question in MuseScore context...
  14. Thanks! Looks as if my 'hand-crafting', and your plug-in are both hovering at approximately the same height above this problem. I'll have a look at the video again later. As I implied in what I said earlier, it's not a problem for me as I don't use GC's tablature and don't use MuseScore, but it is interesting. It would be nice if it could be sorted. The lack of horizontal alignment is what I would expect to see if I used text annotations rather than accompaniment chords in the ABC As far as the horizontal bars above the notes are concerned, I tried
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