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  1. 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.
  2. 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
  3. Adrian, Thank you for the beautiful performance, the beautiful music, and the link to the scores. Much admiration and appreciation.
  4. There is a lot of good information about playing Crane Duet (and good concertina playing in general) by Kurt Braun here on concertina.net.
  5. Thanks, David. I hadn't gone that far back.
  6. Just out of curiosity, why is this tread titled JulietteDaum.com?
  7. Thanks for the link, David. Great stuff. Imagine if Chico could play the concertina the way he played the piano.
  8. Great one, Randy. Especially with NINA in Chico's bellows.
  9. Could you please describe the keyboard/notes. Thank you.
  10. Wonderful, Randy. Great performance. Thanks for posting.
  11. I suggest checking with the Concertina Connection about this. When I enquired about this possibility last April, the Troubadour was not eligible to trade in for the Peacock, only for a Wakker. The reason was that instruments can be traded in for instruments of a higher class: i.e. entry level to intermediate to traditional. The Troubadour and Peacock are/were both classed as intermediate class instruments. Whether this is the current policy I do not know.
  12. You have a missing character in the address, gjowaisas@fioptics.com
  13. I'm sorry. My mistake. I missed the irony. Thank you for clarifying.
  14. When it comes to classical guitar, open string are a relatively constant and integral part of every performance. While not in constant use on violin, viola, and cello, open strings are always used when required by the music, such as when two, three, and four part harmony is played or hinted at. David's point about the lack of "open strings" on the melophone making it more complicated is well founded. A good musical example of this that everybody has heard is the Prelude from Suite #1 for cello by J.S. Bach. Much more complicated to play on a melophone.
  15. David is correct. gjowaisas@fioptics.com
  16. Belated 40-year congratulations on the recital. Nice choice of music. I think it is great when something memorable like this from the past surfaces. A friend recently sent a 1973 newspaper photo of me playing treble viol with an early consort. It mostly show the back of my head, but it brought back memories.
  17. I this the type of situation where adding a baffle to the bass side might help a little?
  18. After reading the various responses, I thought it might be interesting know what experts (scientists) might think about activities outside the home. I couldn't find anything that was specifically about musicians, but I found the article below. It is essentially a poll of 500 + epidemiologists on what they personally expect to do in the next few months. You can see the results in an easy to read chart. https://www.nytimes.com/interactive/2020/06/08/upshot/when-epidemiologists-will-do-everyday-things-coronavirus.html
  19. I looked it up for you, Jim. https://nwct.craigslist.org/msg/d/lakeville-english-concertina-lessons/7135751949.html It is an ad for a person in Connecticut, USA, offering online English concertina lessons.
  20. I just used the mental exercise the Łukasz described to decide if I would take such a gig. I decided that I wouldn't. I am in the vulnerable age group, but otherwise very healthy. But there just isn't enough potential upside to offset very serious potential downside. If I understand correctly, the restaurant would be going to open whether I took the job or not, in which case Steve's concern about restarting jobs would not apply to me.
  21. For those interested in tango, there is an online two-session workshop coming up for bandoneon players can be audited/observed by other musicians. I looks like it is either free or $10 to observe. http://www.stowetangomusicfestival.com/online/6-13-20/
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