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  1. To answer Geoff's question from the standpoint of do any of us have a musical joke [ourselves, rather than knowing about one on youtube], here is one that was used by a musical group I performed with many years ago. While you are playing one piece, you slip into another piece, ideally one that is more lighthearted than the first. Depending on one's personality (you have to be willing to look foolish), you can act as if you are just absent minded, or that the instrument has mind of its own, the sheet music is wrong, or something else that is not your fault. Since most popular music begins and ends on the tonic cord, you can switch from song to song endlessly. Switching from a somewhat serious song to a Christmas carol is a good way to start. You can then catch yourself and go back to the serious one, and soon enough drift off into a different Christmas carol. Victor Borge is a good role model for this sort of thing.
  2. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKeqaDSjy98 Such as this... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dKeqaDSjy98
  3. Does this count? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V3-diqR41yo
  4. So I guess we'll just stay here.
  5. Very, very nice. Great tune, great playing.
  6. Here is a photo essay that shows Bob making a concertina step by step. http://hmi.homewood.net/twitterzephyr/
  7. We had "Fun." When first learning to read music, it can be useful to keep in mind that all the notes (on all clefs) are simply in alphabetical order. The lines and spaces can be thought of as visual aids to quickly see how far away (alphabetically) one note is from another. They also quickly show what the interval is between one note and another.
  8. Maybe the method used to recreate the Lachenal English, number 60325 (1930s) [link below] could be used to produce other labels and the corresponding numbers 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 0, which could be digitally manipulated (cut and paste) to create any necessary number. https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/19025-items-from-the-concertina-museum-page/&tab=comments#comment-179611
  9. Adrian, Thank you for the beautiful performance, the beautiful music, and the link to the scores. Much admiration and appreciation.
  10. There is a lot of good information about playing Crane Duet (and good concertina playing in general) by Kurt Braun here on concertina.net.
  11. Thanks, David. I hadn't gone that far back.
  12. Just out of curiosity, why is this tread titled JulietteDaum.com?
  13. Thanks for the link, David. Great stuff. Imagine if Chico could play the concertina the way he played the piano.
  14. Great one, Randy. Especially with NINA in Chico's bellows.
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