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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. Ah. Thanks - I missed that - more haste, less speed! Nice piece of kit...
  2. Is that a 3-d printed instrument? Here is Edward Jay playing his 3-d printed EC. See earlier threads here and here
  3. The three-chord trick is also explained in Roger Digby's 'Faking It' document on concertina.com. There's also a 'chord wheel' which allows you to determine 'at a glance' at the three essential chords for any given key...
  4. They do indeed! That's pretty damn' impressive! Amazing! I love it! Three supplementaries: 1) Is the fretwork pattern in the ends your own design, or what? It's gorgeous! 2) What is the thickness of the fretworked ends? They look as if they are significantly thicker than the ends of the vintage Lachenal I am looking at right now.... 3) What does it sound like...😎
  5. Any chance you could summarise that system - I'm sort of 'collecting' such systems for one of my programming projects. I can't find any details online. Thanks.
  6. The OP is asking for resources to help him along the concertina learning curve. It's just occurred to me that Roger Digby's 'Faking It' might be useful. I don't think it's been mentioned so far. See http://www.concertina.com/digby/index.htm
  7. Thank you folks - I'll try those suggestions. I'm a bit apprehensive about using different fingers on t'same button though. We shall see...
  8. Oops! I forgot to post here that there is a similar thread active at the moment on melodeon.net. It is here. Maybe you folks can swap ideas...
  9. Good advice is always worth following, so I've been 'consciously' trying this for the last couple of days. I'm hearing the tunes popping out in a very staccato style - which ain't always what is wanted. Any idea what I'm doing wrong, and how to fix it? Ta.
  10. To add to the 'uncertainties and confusion', I can see 3 different tunes with that title in my ABC database, without going looking for more...😎 The Wikipedia reference appears to be talking about 'When The King Enjoys His Own Again', which I remember reading once upon a time, was supposed to be the most popular tune in England at the time of the Restoration. Also recorded by Martin Wyndham-Read on 'Songs and Music of the Redcoats' (Argo ZDA 147). One of the three tunes which I mention above is probably the tune written by Leon Rosselson also referred to in the Wiki article - it has a very Billy-Braggish sound to it... The third is in 6/8 and came with no information/attribution/etc.
  11. Here in the UK, judging by the amount of loo-paper I see being hauled home from the supermarkets, I can only presume that all the home freezers in the UK are packed to the gunn'ls with the stuff... The peculiar thing is that some of the smaller, (low-end?) retailers seem to be OK - shorter queues, with most (admittedly not all) commodities available in reasonable quantities - odd? The business model for some of these retailers is a bit strange - the continuity of supplies of x, y, or z is often a bit patchy as a matter of course, and as far as I can see, that hasn't changed much, but they seem to be meeting their customer's needs quite successfully...
  12. Oops! Incorrectly posted. Deleted. Sorry!!!
  13. (1) He would only have quoted Moriartys Police Law, or Chitty on Torts back at me - he was a broken down old legal hack who specialised in studying subjects (bee-keeping, flour-milling, baking, music) and then setting himself up as an expert! He told lies all the time, but of course, as a lawyer, he had the gift of the gab, and people believed him. It was a seriously weird, albeit extremely comical experience. Rumpole of the Bailey had nothing on this geezer... (2) My nephew and his wife, orchestral French horn players (currently trying to get back to their orchestra - in China!), tell me that they studied 'modes' during their professional training, but it was largely academic - French horners don't have much need for 'em... (1) The aforementioned French horner also plays jazz keyboard with his dad, and for that, he has learned about modes (2) Yeah, I 'knew about' modes in a qualitative sense for 30+ years before ever picking up an instrument. Thank you Bert Lloyd for the explanation in Folk Song in England! As you say, the maths is interesting too...
  14. Correct! I can think of three such musically trained folks without trying - one of whom (quite seriously!) accused me of 'making it all up', just to impress him. Give me strength...
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