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About soloduet

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  • Birthday 03/07/1957

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  1. Thanks Isel, I hope also to listen to it on your new Holden concertina soon!
  2. I have just added to the list the sheet music for "Variations on a tune from the Hebrides". It consists of 4 variations on a quite simple and still unidentified tune. If you want to try it here is the video and just ask for the score: https://youtu.be/p4rpXQrMgMQ
  3. I've just completed the sheet music for Androgyne Tango, a neotango composed by the canadian orchestra Quartango. I guess that the title comes from the rhythm with is a mix between one bar in 3/4 and one bar in 6/8. I've written all in 3/4 but I think that this music is easier to play by ear rather than to write it or read it. So, here is the video that I've recorded 4 years ago: https://youtu.be/kGXWO_j5iA0 The current list of available scores is: Haul away The water is wide La Ultima Curda Androgyne tango
  4. Hello Roy, I didn't write the score of Tango Caliente yet, because I've found it here on C.net. It's in Tunes and Songs, a thread called "tangling with the tango on the anglo". I've just added the accompaniment with the chords played on a tango rhythm called 3/3/2: dotted quarter note/dotted quarter note/quarter note. I hope that you can find it and enjoy playing it, Didie
  5. Muchas gracias Felix! Your new recordings with Tor on concertina and melodeon are fantastics and I'm glad that you like this tune as well. For non Spanish speaking people here is the best version of this tune in my opinion by Mercedes Sosa with English translation:
  6. Thanks Little John, I also prefer the acoustic version for this kind of music. Since this recording I've ordered a 10 folds bellows to the Button Box and I think that with less pressure inside the Bellows the sound is getting a little mellower. I've just posted 2 versions of Moon River using this new bellows, with and without microphones, on the Teaching and Learning thread...
  7. And it's not my arrangement but since I heard the beautiful rendition of summertime by Dabbler on You Tube I wanted to try the arrangements of David Cornell written for Maccann duet. There are many arrangements written by David Cornell available on concertina.com and it appears to be a good resource quite easy to play on a Wicky or Hayden keyboard with just some minor adaptations. Here I play Moon River as written by David Cornell in C and another version in D with the same fingerings: https://youtu.be/VUh6hSHtWoM https://youtu.be/Lg_4xhW7Na4
  8. I've just added the score of La Ultima Curda to the list. It's a tango composed by Anibal Troilo and the score is an adaptation of the arrangement written for bandoneon by Rodolfo Mederos. It can be interpreted very freely when played solo. As I have changed a little the center part since I posted it on You tube, here is a non alcoholic version closer to the score: https://youtu.be/4d1grnqrq5s
  9. A second score of The Water is Wide is now available on demand. It's a very simple arrangement with the melody on the right and a second voice on the left. I wrote 2 versions in C and G because on the Wicky keyboard it's on a different row and it's very easy to transpose it in other keys with the same fingerings. For example on the Beaumont 52 buttons you can play very easily each of these versions a tone lower or higher. Here is an old video in which I play it in D and C. https://youtu.be/7XLTp1k_8Vs
  10. Another version of a tune dedicated to Alfonsina Storni:
  11. Welcome back Ritonmousquetaire and thanks for your nice comment. I didn't begin yet to play another Bach piece, but as there are 15 two voices inventions I was thinking that playing a new one each year if I can, could contribute to make the life better. And what about you? When will you begin to play duet concertina?
  12. Since I began to post videos on Youtube a lot of people ask me about the sheet music of those tunes. It reveals the lack of written material to learn Wicky or Hayden duet concertinas. At that time I didn't have enough time to write the scores, but as it becomes even difficult for myself to memorize all my own arrangements I thought that it was time to write the scores and to share it with other musicians interested in this nice instrument. The scores are available with treble and bass clefs or with double treble clefs. When you want to receive a score just ask me at: soloduetconcertina@gmail.com, tell me which system you prefer (or both) and I will send it asap. Of course anybody who want to contribute to this thread by posting other arrangements in order to facilitate the practice of Wicky or Hayden duet concertinas are welcome! I've just completed the first score, an arrangement of Haul away by Mark Knopfler, just because it's not too difficult and I was playing it when I began to learn how to use the Finale software. I intend to continue to write the music of all the arrangements on a regular basis and let it know here when I complete a new score. Season's Greetings!
  13. Thanks Jody for keeping alive this beautiful music and I don't feel it's old! Didie
  14. Thanks all! David I'm sure that you could play it! For that I think that the best is to begin slowly with the first 12 bars and when the shape begin to appear there are no reasons that you can't play it all. It's a question of time and patience (and stubbornness).
  15. Don, no problem if you are a poor reader and to quote Jack Chantegril himself: "it's not always easy to be a good writer and a good reader at the same time!". But I'm using Finale and it will be possible to edit both forms.
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