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  1. 2 hours ago, wes williams said:

    It is no problem to extract the audio from video recordings. Let me know which recordings you would like posted.

    Thank you Wes, well on the Duet recordings page I'd like to post 3 tunes if possible:

    Chiquilin de Bachin

    Roslin Castle

    And this one, Tivoli

    Just tell me if you don't find them and in that case I'll send you the links.


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  2. OK Alan, I will try to find how I can keep only the audio from a video recording and if I succeed I will post some tunes on the Duet Recordings page. Unless Wes Williams can do that and in that case I could tell him which recordings I'd like to post. Thank you!

  3. On 6/23/2019 at 6:33 PM, Alan Day said:

    Please would you post this on Duet Recordings to add to the collection


    Thank you for the proposal Alan. I'm thinking about one or two tunes that I could post on Duet Recordings but is it for audio recordings or is it ok to post videos as well?

  4. On 6/12/2019 at 4:36 AM, David Barnert said:

    Lovely, as always. I don’t know why I have never been able to satisfactorily play classical music on the Hayden.

    It's perhaps a strange idea to play classical music on concertina but it's usually said that Bach's music is universal, so why not try it also on this instrument? Maybe for that it's better to listen to this music played on organ rather than on harpsichord or piano. But IMO there are 2 main problems to play this music on a concertina: the first one is to find an instrument with a good quality of sound and a good balance between left hand and right hand. The second one is that with a concertina you need to change the bellow direction and sometimes it can disturb the musical construction of tunes written for keyboards. Apart from that it's like all music, you just need to have enough time and to like it enough to repeat and repeat until the shape begins to appear.

    Here is the last minuet that I will upload from this notebook:


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  5. Thank you Lukasz. I wish you the best for this project because I think that the Wicky keyboard is very intuitive and logical, and deserves more interest from musicians and concertinas makers. There is still a lot to explore and to improve with this keyboard. And I hope to have a chance to try your instrument when it will be completed.


  6. Thank you John, Rüdiger and Wolf for the very interesting analysis. When I first listened to this tune I felt that it was the kind of perfect melodic line that popular tradition can create after decades and maybe centuries of folk process. It's the reason why I was surprised and a little disappointed to discover that it was maybe just a wrong transcription.


  7. On 5/10/2019 at 6:53 PM, Dee746 said:

    Wonderful - Merci d'avoir partagé votre musique avec nous!

    Merci Dee! De rien, c'est un plaisir.

    I have seen in another thread that you are interested in klezmer music and I think that it would be also nice to hear more klezmer music on the Hayden duet.


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  8. On 5/10/2019 at 7:09 AM, Isel said:

    Always inspiring!

    Thank you Israel, I can't wait to listen to your new Hayden duet made by Alex Holden and it's nice that a young concertina maker is also interested in this instrument.


  9. On 5/10/2019 at 1:02 AM, David Barnert said:

    Beautiful. That’s what duet concertinas are for. I particularly liked the last chord.

    Thank you David, I hope to listen soon to your new recordings as well because it's always a good inspiration and encouragement for Hayden duet players.

  10. This tune has been composed by Lydie Auvray, a french accordionist living and mostly playing in Germany. It's quite popular among tango dancers in Paris.

    The video is directly inspired by german concertinist Musik Böhmer and his concertina from hell:


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  11. Thank you Riton to open my eyes ans my ears on this beautiful piece. I will put it on my to play list, but before I've already 2 other minuets on my gas cooker and I'm now struggling with the Invention Nr 8, as well as some tangos. Did you try to play "Schaffs mit mir" on your anglo?

  12. Thank you for your interest Aldon. The instrument that I'm playing isn't an Elise but a 52 buttons Beaumont. For this kind of tune I just need to make some octave transpositions at some places when I don't have enough range but not so much. Maybe on an Elise you would have to adapt the score a little more.


  13. Some duet concertina players asked me about the sheet music for the tunes that I'm playing on Youtube. It's difficult to find music written especially for the hayden system and I didn't have enough time yet to write the scores of the arrangements,  but recently I enjoy playing different pieces from the Notebook for Anna Magdalena Bach. For those who are looking for scores, who like also baroque music and don't mind to play it on a concertina, I think that it is a good source to find some tunes not too difficult to adapt and play on the different types of concertinas:


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