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About soloduet

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  • Birthday 03/07/1957

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  1. 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
  2. Another version of a tune dedicated to Alfonsina Storni:
  3. 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?
  4. 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!
  5. Thanks Jody for keeping alive this beautiful music and I don't feel it's old! Didie
  6. 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).
  7. 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.
  8. 2 versions of this 2 voices Invention. The first one played acoustic: And the second one played a little slower with some reverberation added:
  9. Hi George, I think that both systems will be possible on demand. What would be the more convenient for you? I hope to complete a first tune before the end of the year and to continue after on a regular basis. Didie
  10. Thank you Steve for the BIG compliment! I have yet to be able to play the other systems like you...
  11. When the songs celebrating the alcoholic beverages are generally made with 3 chords and the same melody repeated dozen of times, Argentine people like to compose this kind of score which gives you an headache at first sight but becomes very fun to play on a duet as you go along drinking and playing it. For those who are interested I began to write the sheet musics of the different tunes that I'm playing and I'll send it here in another thread when it will be completed: https://youtu.be/CrD9q5qg-t4
  12. I may travel in Japan at the end of this year and if you are not too far and are interested to know more about or try the Hayden or Wicky keyboard duet concertina, just drop me a line at my email address: soloduetconcertina@gmail.com I was living in Japan before and can speak japanese but can only read or write it in romaji.
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