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  1. You have a missing character in the address, gjowaisas@fioptics.com
  2. I'm sorry. My mistake. I missed the irony. Thank you for clarifying.
  3. 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.
  4. David is correct. gjowaisas@fioptics.com
  5. 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.
  6. I this the type of situation where adding a baffle to the bass side might help a little?
  7. 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
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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/
  11. Hi Alan, I don't see the new recordings on the Duet page. http://www.concertinas.org.uk/DuetAudio.htm Am I looking in the wrong place? Thank you.
  12. Must you be a zoom "member" to watch or will the link work for "non-members" (without interaction, of course)? Thank you.
  13. Adrian, Thank you. Wonderful performance of wonderful music. Your exploration of this music is an inspiration. I performed music from these periods back in college on lute, viols, and recorders, and singing in the university's collegium musicum. That was almost 50 years ago, but you brought me right back to it. Jim P.S. Adrien, I know you know all about this, but for those who haven't experienced it, playing in an early music consort can be a very rewarding experience. You only have the responsibility of a single melodic line, but you are enveloped in the sound of one, two, three, or four others performing their lines, and the overall sound is very rich.
  14. Mea culpa on adding "Waltz" to Amelia. I knew the correct name (because I had looked it up) and used it correctly the first two times in mentioned it. Why I then went on to use it incorrectly is beyond me.
  15. Thanks for the link. That term was a bit obtuse for a one-armed button puncher like me. And, of course, thanks for the link to the festival.
  16. Juliette Daum plays classical music on English. For example: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cuU_foxNzN4: Her website is: www.JulietteDaum.com Here is a source for music: https://concertina.org/library/ Here is more info: http://www.concertina.com/english/index.htm
  17. I like David Barnert's performance above. I did a youtube search for Klezmer concertina. This what turned up. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUgB7e1tikM Anglo (Luke Hillman, who is a member of this discussion group) https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/21310-jeffries-38b-cg-anglo-reasonable-offers-welcome/&tab=comments#comment-204186) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KtXp_qru_vI Hayden I imagine there are more, but the search brought up mostly accordion.
  18. When I try to watch on my laptop I get an error message from the TG4 website (not my computer) that says: The video you are trying to watch is encrypted and we do not know how to decrypt it. MEDIA_ERR_ENCRYPTED. Any help appreciated. I am in USA.
  19. I enjoyed listening to your recordings. Thank you for posting them.
  20. Here is another link. It is part of a very helpful website for musicians. You can buy things, but there is a tremendous amount of great free information. https://bulletproofmusician.com/8-things-top-practicers-do-differently/
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