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  1. 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!
  2. 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
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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.
  11. 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
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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
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    Halsway Carol

    Just checked - it's in the 2017 edition...
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    Halsway Carol

    B*ggerit - missed that. T'were before I joined...
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    Halsway Carol

    There are dots, in the form of an ABC script (with chords) on Paul Hardy's Session Tunebook. Also, from memory it's been a Melnet tune of the month some time in the past. You'll need to sign up on the dark side to find it there though...
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    Tune name ?

    Thrunton Woods appears to be in Northumbria: https://www.visitnorthumberland.com/countryside/thrunton-woods Looks pretty nice to me...
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    Help finding music/chords for Bellamy Tunes

    They have now - a cleaned-up concatenation of two very old posts on Mudcat. Chords generated automagically by EasyABC: %%MIDI program 23 % (standard instrument value - 1) - forces Tango Accordion X:1 T:Oak and Ash and Thorn %Peter Bellamys tune (cleaned-up a little), and Rudyard Kiplings words concatenated from two very old posts on Mudcat. %Chords generated automagically by EasyABC. C:Tune:Peter Bellamy C:Words:Rudyard Kipling M:6/8 L:1/8 Q:1/4=120 K:D "F#m" F | "Bm" B,2 C D2 E | "D" F2 D E2 F | "Bm" B2 BABA | "F#m" F6 | "Bm" BBc d2 c | "Bm" BAB F2 D | "Em" E2 D E2 D | "Bm" B,3- B,2 F | "Bm" B,2 C D2 E | "F#m" F6 | "Bm" BBB ABA | "F#m" F6 | "Bm" BBc d2 c | "Bm" BAB F2 D | "Em" E2 D E2 D | "Bm" B,5 || W: W: Of all the trees that grow so fair, W: Old England to adorn, W:Greater are none beneath the Sun, W: Than Oak, and Ash, and Thorn. W:Sing Oak, and Ash, and Thorn, good Sirs W: (All of a Midsummer's morn)! W:Surely we sing of no little thing, W: In Oak, and Ash, and Thorn! W: W:Oak of the Clay lived many a day, W: Or ever Æneas began; W:Ash of the Loam was a lady at home, W: When Brut was an outlaw man; W:And Thorn of the Down saw New Troy Town W: (From which was London born); W:Witness hereby the ancientry W: Of Oak, and Ash, and Thorn! W: W:Yew that is old in churchyard mould, W: He breedeth a mighty bow; W:Alder for shoes do wise men choose, W: And beech for cups also. W:But when ye have killed, and your bowl it is spilled, W: And your shoes are clean outworn, W:Back ye must speed for all that ye need, W: To Oak, and Ash, and Thorn! W: W:Ellum she hateth mankind, and waiteth W: Till every gust be laid, W:To drop a limb on the head of him, W: That anyway trusts her shade: W:But whether a lad be sober or sad, W: Or mellow with ale from the horn, W:He will take no wrong when he lieth along W: 'Neath Oak, and Ash, and Thorn! W: W:Oh, do not tell the Priest our plight, W: Or he would call it a sin; W:But—we have been out in the woods all night W: A-conjuring Summer in! W:And we bring you good news by word of mouth— W: Good news for cattle and corn— W:Now is the Sun come up from the South, W: With Oak, and Ash, and Thorn! W: W:Sing Oak, and Ash, and Thorn, good Sirs W: (All of a Midsummer's morn)! W:England shall bide till Judgment Tide, W: By Oak, and Ash, and Thorn! It probably needs a bit of 'cleaning-up'.
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    Help finding music/chords for Bellamy Tunes

    I too am an admirer of PB - I was never lucky enough to see him live - it must have been a fabulous experience. I have only found one of the songs he did on his LPs in ABC format. I think the problem is that the Kipling estate still retain copyright on Kipling's material, and many of the tunes written for the songs are also still copyright, so they simply don't appear in the internet ABC repositories. Look in your PM box, I'll send you the one tune/song I have found (though I can't remember where I found it)... Some of the songs are quite easy to work out (they must be if I can do it!!!). I have got 'The Way Through the Woods', 'Rolling Down to Rio', 'Back to the Army Again', and 'The Run of the Downs' more or less knocked off, and all on a 20-button too, though I haven't written them down. Maybe I should try writing them down in ABC format... Some of the early LPs have true traditional songs for which you probably can find ABC - 'The Nightingale' and 'German Musicianer' spring to mind...
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    What is Focused Practice? My New Student!

    May I ask why this is so? I tend to fall somewhere in the 1-hour-per-day-5-days-a-week and the once-a-week-5 hour-binge range of that practice 'spectrum'. I could do the 20-minutes-3-times-per-day, no problem - it just never occurred to me. Why is it better? I need all the help I can get... Thank you. Roger.
  23. I'm curious. What sort of glue might one use for an application such as this? I noticed from the photographs that Scholer (I think it might be a small D/A Scholer), don't seem to have used much glue for the original construction. Here are a couple of videos which may be of interest to the OP: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbPw0yR19zM&list=PL777D961E7BDD0215&index=1 https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88yCVla_Djg&list=PL777D961E7BDD0215&index=2
  24. I've just been messing about with a tune in ABC which is actually scored for the Highland Bagpipe (K:Hp). It (seems to) play fine on the 'tina, because as far as I can see, the C#, F# and Gnat which appear in the Hp key signature just correspond to the C# and F# which are the 'accidentals' in the key of D. In fact, if I transpose down, and then up a couple of semi-tones in my ABC editor, the key magically converts itself from Hp to D... So, in terms of notation, what's the difference between the Highland pipes key, and the key of D? Is this 'inconsistency' simply down to the fact that the ABC system isn't man enough to cope with this sort of musical subtlety? In an attempt to find out for myself, I had a look at this - http://publish.uwo.ca/~emacphe3/pipes/acoustics/pipescale.html and came away not much wiser, I'm afraid... . In particular, the passage: ...This is because the size of the steps between some notes are incorrect. The note we call 'C' is really closer to 'C#' and the note named 'F' is really closer to 'F#'... left me somewhat bemused - putting aside the fact that we don't really know what incorrect means in this context, does this mean that strictly speaking, I can't play any bagpipe tune on the 'tina 'cos the intervals are different? As I understood what I was reading, this isn't just an example of a modal scale in which the intervals between notes are arranged differently to the 'standard' major key (Ionian), but a situation in which the intervals between notes are actually different to the standard tone/semi-tone intervals. Puzzled... Roger
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    Anglo Hand Straps wanted

    I returned to God's country - the North-West of England - far too many pesky alligators in Brixham...