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  1. Hi Joy, Thank you so much for this information! When we met a few years ago my goal was to try the Beaumont, so I didn't really notice and don't even remember that you had other instruments. Now that I'm more aware of what I'm searching about the Hayden system, I would be very interested to see and try this double reeded Bastari more accurately. So if you don't mind I will contact you on your e-mail address to talk about this possibility. All the best, Didie
  2. > Snoot: thank you! the vapors of wine are good for the concertina but it's not yet proven that the sound of the concertina is good for the wine! > Jim: Great to listen to this recording and it gives me some new ideas for the accompaniment. Do you have the sheet music for this arrangement?
  3. Hello Brian, It's great to see you playing your own instrument, even for a few seconds. Would it be possible to take a look at this instrument somewhere and hopefully try to play it?
  4. I've just uploaded a video of Tango Caliente on the Hayden duet: Please let me know if somebody have recorded this tune on the anglo or other systems. And thanks again for sharing the score!
  5. Nice to discover this very creative musician and another way to play concertina!
  6. Hi Wolf, thank you for your comment and I wanted to ask you about the link to your version but I just realized now that you had already add it here. Nice to listen to all the possibilities of interpretation with the same single tune! And I'd like to know if you are living in Germany and if you use to attend the concertina meeting there? Best, Didie
  7. It would be great! Mes amitiés to Emmanuel, he has a huge knowledge about concertina history and making process and always kindly gave me some good advice about the instrument! Didier
  8. Merci Thomas! I like this one very very much, with beautiful harmonies and more rythmic feeling. Maybe Roslin was half french! If there is a chance somedays I'd like to take a look at your custom duet and listen to Emmanuel's version as well. Did he play it on concertina or diatonic accordion?
  9. Hello Jim, This is a nice tango and I'd like to try it on the hayden duet as well. Do you know who is the composer? Didie
  10. Thank you Perspiration and David! At first it's the Danny Chapman's version which makes me want to try this tune on the duet and when I was searching about it I remember also to listen to your nice rendition along with many beautiful concertina versions on sound cloud. But I can't find the link anymore. Maybe do you remember about those recordings on sound cloud?
  11. I have heard many beautiful versions of this scottish tune played on the different types of concertina and I'd like to share this one adapted to the Hayden duet system: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZVsOwYt2A7U Thanks for watching!
  12. OK Riton, et puisqu'il ne reste plus que des francophones dans ce thread envoie moi un e-mail @gmail.com pour qu'on voit quand on peut organiser ce boeuf déjà historique! Dommage que ceemonster ne soit pas aussi à Paris!
  13. ritonmousquetaire> Ah, I forgot to answer your other question. I think that on any instrument you have to play with your own limits and, unless you play electronic music, with the limits of your instrument. So I think that there is a lot to do with a 46 buttons hayden duet. But as I got used to 52 buttons I now need all these buttons and would be frustrated to have just 46. Actually I'd like to get even a little more buttons. With the hayden system you have all the "normal" notes in the middle of the keyboard and the flat and sharp notes on each opposite side of each hand, which is quite convenient to play in the most common keys but become more difficult when you want to play in some keys with many altered (?) notes. So I'd like to get the flat and sharp notes doubled (?) on each opposite side of each hand in order to have the choice of the fingerings when I have to play in those keys.
  14. ceemonster> Thanks for the links. On my youtube channel I have a playlist called Tangotina where I'm collecting all the videos that I can find about tangos played on concertinas. ritonmousquetaire> do you live in or near Paris? In that case we could first play La Marine or La Partida with your ukulele and after that try some easy tango.
  15. @Ritonmousquetaire I began to play La Marine on my duet and I will post a video as soon as I'm able to. It would be great to listen to this tune on the anglo and solo EC as well. On the other thread I have just sent the link for La Partida that I promised before but after recording it I realized that it doesn't really sound like french musette. Maybe playing french musette on the duet would be another challenge after tango music…
  16. @ceemonster If you could find a way to record and upload your music, I would be also very interested to listen to your rendition of La Boheme. And you seems to know very well tango music. I began to play duet concertina with an amateur tango orchestra 2 years ago in Paris and it's a good challenge to play bandonion parts on the concertina. I'm also very interested to explore the potential of tango played on concertina but the problem is that you will always suffer the comparison with the sound of the bandonion. But I'd like to experiment a mini tango band with ukulele and concertina if there is a chance.
  17. Here is the link for the video that I have promised to Ritonmousquetaire but maybe it sounds more like venezuelan musette rather than french musette: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lx2KSvr2n9s
  18. Thanks Riton for sharing this wonderful video! I had heard that Devos used to play concertina but I didn't know that he was playing such a nice english concertina. Did you try to play this tune on your anglo? I'd like to try it on the Hayden duet.
  19. A Hayden concertina player from Brazil sent me recently an adaptation for concertina of the score of a piece from Purcell. As he is playing a Stagi 46 buttons I think that it would be possible to play it on the Peacock as well. If you are interested to try it I can forward his e-mail to you. And if you want to listen to the music I have just posted it on Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I02di8SWeio
  20. Waouh, that's the range that I'd like to get but if the instrument is so difficult to play I agree that it's better to have less buttons. I'd like to know if it's because of the large number of buttons that it's so difficult to pump the bellow. Do you know who actually bought this instrument?
  21. Thank you David, this document is very precious for me because I realize that what I'm searching for is very close to the Wicky concertina, except for the mirror image left hand because I didn't get used to it with the Beaumont. And maybe with a keyboard shape closer to the bandoneon because it seems quite difficult to reach all the buttons on the Wicki concertina.
  22. To David, Thanks for this nice video of another waltz close to the french musette style, and the information about the wicki system. Do you have an idea of the space between the buttons in the wicki concertina compare to the hayden system? And do you know if it could be possible to find somewhere a copy of the entire version of the instruction manual from Wicki?
  23. To ceemonster, Sorry, I thought that Riton was searching for a kind of concertina which allows him to play french musette. Your french is very good!
  24. Bonjour Riton, I think that it could be possible to play french musette on the Hayden duet. The only but important difference with the accordion is that you don't have ready made chords for the accompaniment. So you have to do it by yourself which is a little more difficult but sometimes more interesting because you can choose the position. Recently I began to play La Partida, which is a venezuelian waltz but I think that it sounds a little like french musette. I will try to upload it on youtube asap. And I don't know if it's really musette but I used to play Les amants de Saint-Jean too when I began the instrument. If you are not too far from Paris and want to take a look or a try at my concertina you are welcome. If you want to know more about the instrument you can also write to my e-mail address: soloduetconcertina@gmail.com But my english is not as good as yours, so better in french for me. Didier
  25. Thank you David, I didn't know that it was you who were playing on the Beaumont's video and I didn't know that the Wicki 's system had the left hand buttons in mirror image arrangement, but even without the mirror left hand it seems that he was the first to think about this layout. As for the parallel or not parallel keyboard I have not yet a definitive opinion about that. My first instrument was a Stagi ordered on internet but it was quite bad and I didn't play it that much. When I received the Beaumont my first impression was that some fingerings were easier with the parallel keyboard and some others became more difficult. So I thought that it was just a question of adaptation to one or another position. Now that I have more experience with the hayden keyboard I'd like to compare once again while playing the same tunes on both but I have sold my Stagi, so I can't say what I think is the best for me. I think that the idea of Brian Hayden to make the octave playing easier was a good idea because it's true that it's a little difficult to play the octave on the same line. But as Little John said I don't understand why Brian Hayden didn't make the slant towards the little finger. But maybe he tried and he had a good reason to make it like he did?
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