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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 had never given these programs any thought till I saw the photographs in ME's recent thread. I too was going to ask this question, but Don has beaten me to it! Just how do folks use these tablet-based concertina applications?
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    Grace notes in ABC - Appoggiatura and Acciaccatura

    That's what I wanted to hear. Thank you! That article is good - thank you. I just looked at the (few) examples of grace notes in my printed tune books. Most of 'em seem to be without the stroke, but I guess I now 'know' what I'm doing (hollow laughter...). Thanks both. Roger
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    The Dreadnought Sheet Music for Anglo

    Thank you Don. In the Hugill version, there's a low A immediately after the C# - I don't have that A on my 26-button C/G, so the E in the version you posted will do very nicely as an alternative...
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    The Dreadnought Sheet Music for Anglo

    That MP3 is a seriously good version! Thanks for posting. Unfortunately the hand-cobbled ABC I have is melody only (and probably not very well remembered ). There's a score (again, melody only) on p. 346 of Stan Hugill's 'Shanties from the Seven Seas', Mystic Seaport, 1994, 0-913372-70-6. Hugill spells it 'Dreadnaught'. FWIW, 'Dreadnought' is not mentioned in Lubbock's 'The China Clippers'. I don't think she was a tea clipper, I think she she was a (mail?) packet on the Liverpool-New York run. Roger
  5. There seem to be two ways to specify grace notes in ABC - {n} and {/n}. These are for Acciaccatura and Appoggiatura (*). The latter form produces a note with a stroke through the vertical bar. What I'd like to ask is: For 'folk/traditional music', does it matter which form is used? I tried both forms in a tune, and on playback, simply couldn't tell the difference... Ta. Roger (*) Highly technical, eh? - not sure I understand the difference, to be honest!
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    New Anglo Concertina Chord Charts

    My pleasure - all part of the service! Slightly OT: I was involved (fairly peripherally) in maintaining a Wordpress-based site about 3 years ago - it was a bloody nightmare! R
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    New Anglo Concertina Chord Charts

    > ...But in the meantime, Anglo players, I welcome your helpful comments... I couldn't quite see how to comment directly. The chord charts look pretty comprehensive. Ta! I don't play (much) ITM myself,(*) and I haven't looked at the whole site yet, but the pages look a little as if they are heading in that general direction? That's an observation, not a criticism, it all looks PDG to me. The part dealing with cross-rowing is nice. I too was scared of cross-rowing when I started (but I'm OK now). Your encouragement seems to me to be nicely pitched for encouraging newcomers to cross-rowing to cross that boundary. Thank you! Section on Terminology: Notes and buttons: > ...(T standing for 3rd row but some people call this the outside row, or accidentals row too)... Guilty as charged m'lud - please think of me as 'some people'. I've moved a fairly long way from the usual(?) row-naming convention. (Ooh! You rebel, you! ) Assuming we are talking about C/G instruments (I don't think that is explicitly stated in the page?), I have the 'accidental' row, the 'home' row and the 'G' row (on a G/D, that would be the 'D' row). I also number the buttons differently aL5->aR5 for the 'accidentals'; L5->R5 for the 'home' row and gL5->gR5 for the 'G' row (dL5->dR5 on a G/D). I don't know if other folks have developed 'their own' systems. (aside: might be interesting to find out?) Sounds clunky , but it works well when editing tabs into ABC scripts (if that's what floats your boat), and produces readable scores. Despite the fact that I'm using a non-standard row naming/button numbering systems, I don't have problems working with other systems so, once again, thank you for going to the trouble of putting this together. Roger (*)Not good enough yet!
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    Bellows Help

    FWIW, these seem to still be available as new items on ebay: https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Concertina-Accordion-20-Button-40-Reed-Anglo-Style-with-Carrying-Bag-O6H9/202364796811?hash=item2f1de1bf8b:g:zywAAOSwOZtbQvLG
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    Dubious eBay listings

    There's a thread on melodeon.net which may be of relevance/interest in this context: http://forum.melodeon.net/index.php?topic=21990.0 Roger
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    WILDLY Off-topic - Gluing paper to card...

    larryjhs & bellowbelle, thank you for your posts. The delay in responding is because I was away at a Morris gig all weekend and am only just catching up. I think I like the idea of mixing PVA with some other water-based goo - at least one person has already suggested that and I have seen a couple of references to this approach on book-binding web pages I finally found. I suspect the proprietary goo suggested by larryjhs may not be available in the UK, but I have to go to the craft shop (again!) tomorrow, so I will check it out. I must say however, that I am intrigued by the idea of using a home-made starch based recipe. The bookbinding pages seem to be saying bookbinders used this stuff for centuries with no problem - if it was good enough for them, it may well be good enough for me... Thanks, both.
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    WILDLY Off-topic - Gluing paper to card...

    (Fallible) memory is telling me that when I used this stuff, a million years ago, I used 'Photo Mount' rather than 'Spray Mount' for exactly the reason you outline. I just wish I could remember exactly what I was doing - possibly pasting up graphs and images for a presentation... I think 'Photo Mount' is the preferred option in the spray-can sector... The paper is standard printer paper which has been through - well - a printer, so it's not a top-quality image. I've already done a test using an off-the-shelf cheap spray adhesive from 'The Works'. It sticks like **** to a blanket, but is difficult to apply evenly, and seems to bleed through a little. I did a second test using some PVA I had lying around and although it's also difficult to apply evenly, it doesn't seem to bleed through and can be spread evenly using a rolling pin on the 'sandwich' once the paper has been applied to the PVA-ed card. So, the mixture of PVA and starch paste sounds promising, and there even seem to be pre-mixed recipes available from bookbinders suppliers, which is fine as I have some book repairs to do in any case... I will surely test first... And, I just found this article on bookbinding adhesives, which seems to supply the answers... I don't know if it's still possible to get Cow Gum? I will investigate. Thanks both...
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    WILDLY Off-topic - Gluing paper to card...

    Thank you. As it happens, I was planning to do exactly that. The paper with the board printed on it is 'wood-effect', and I want the whole thing to look like a solid piece of wood - so, 'wood-effect' paper on both sides... Ta. Roger
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    WILDLY Off-topic - Gluing paper to card...

    Thank you, I might just try that. I might also try simple PVA glue, and spread it evenly with a rolling-pin once the two sheets have been placed together. What fun - I think it might be a bit squidgy... I want to get it right because I want to be able to give bomb-proof instructions on how to make these chess sets when I do the demonstration... Roger
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    WILDLY Off-topic - Gluing paper to card...

    Thank you - you have successfully jogged my memory! I used this stuff (or the alternative 'Photo Mount' product) about 35 years ago for a similar purpose - I had simply forgotten what I did, and with what, if you see what I mean. Thanks again. Roger
  15. My apologies in advance. This is wildly off topic, but there are folks here with so many arcane skills, that to me it's the obvious place to ask. I want to make a chess set, using paper templates for the board and pieces downloaded from the internet. It's dead simple in theory - glue the board and pieces to a piece of card - cut out the pieces, trim the board and we're off. I want to make it all as professional-looking as possible because it's for a demonstration at an exhibition in a few months time. Question - what sort of glue to use? It must be easily 'spreadable' over the card, and must not stain or show through the paper templates when dried. I can only think that an aerosol spray glue might be the best way to achieve an even coating of glue on the card - I'm wondering if there are any other suitable types of glue... Thanks - and apologies once again for veering so far away from concertinas.... Roger