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  1. Hello!. Only to remember a lot of interesting opinions about the hayden slant were covered in the thread "Starting Out On Hayden Duet, Advice?".here Some questions are, however, still on the air, as example: after Rich Morse's convincing arguments in favour to slant, finnally the Beaumont Hayden has parallel... In other hand... Ron, the obscure temptation of choising a mirrored left layout (wicky style)...is strong for me...(Master Joda...where are you right now!!!)😉
  2. Ops... I also found minor chords a bit more difficult to play than expected. But I thought It would be because my lack of enough practice (in fact, the required finger disposition - after turning the hand - is quite the same as the Re maj chord in a guitar, as example, and this is a disposition I am well familiarized with )
  3. Well pointed out John!... I am thinking about this in relation to the case of having raised ends...
  4. Thank you Don for your suggestion. Whether I were not sure at final, one option could be that you propose.
  5. My apologies for misspelling your name, little pinkie. Although some times you seem really pinky Yes John, I do use my pinkies a lot, thus a non-confortable keyboard difficults playing some fast passages with my right hand. The height of the rest has influence as well ( I have things more clear at this concern).
  6. I am amused with this question since last months, because I am in the Alex Holden’s list for a new Hayden duet, thus I have to decide between slant or parallel design. I am taking into account: - The opinion from duet players. Thank you Joy, David, Didie and other people for your opinions!. - The comments of Bryan Hayden (there is another thread where this question is raised out) - The comments of concertina makers (it seems the majority of new Wakker hayden orders ask for parallel design). - My (limited) own experience with duets, as only have tryed my Stagy Hayden To be brief, my preliminar conclusions are: - - Probably slant benefits a better reaching of some keys, and perhaps some arrange of chords, but parallel could have similar effect with different keys/chords. My current feeling with the Stagi slant (even having different feaures that hayden does, finally it is a slant type) are: I can not reach the first buttons in the upper left row with my left pinky finger, and I have to extend (probably more than would make a confortable playing) both my right ring and pinky fingers to reach the higher-pitch keys in the upper right rows. - - As I conclude, It is not a dramatic decission, because finnally you will have to fiddle with the limitations of one or another disposition. - - I think the preferences for one or another disposition would be highly a matter of personal taste, the size of hands (mine are small) and the type of music mostly played (I like different styles, but mainly like irish/scottish music). Thus, I thing it is necessary to try with both sistems to reach your own conclusion.😜 I have builded two very basic end prototypes (left and right, with cardboard, plywood, litle silicon bars, etc) with same dimensions and same keyboard’s specifications as will be in the final instrument. In these prototypes I can locate the keybords and handrails in any position and/or slant I want . So I can get a very rough idea of what is my feeling with different dispositions of them. By the moment… parallel wins… but the game continues😊 . (a question I am thinking about is which disposition would also benefit a more natural position of the hand (aligned whith the arm??), as (at least for me) when playing sited my arm doesn't form a right angle, but one slightly minor, so perhaps a slight slant could favor maintaining a more natural alignment hand/arm)
  7. Yeah! Also for me Daniel!! One thing I try to learn after viewing Caitlin is... one can smile whiles playing.... that is wonderfull. I use to be so serious when playing. ..so one more thing to learn... relax and smile!!
  8. This pudding is tastefull...though I get feeling as I'd try to square the circle (of fifhts) 😅 I agree David, all advertisements are wellcome. For more information about 1/6 comma, I have found interesting (because it discusses the compromise of playing with other musicians and still they were happy with your pitch) this Duffin's text (bellow is the link to page 4; it is important to read, at least, the final paragraphs of page 3) http://casfaculty.case.edu/ross-duffin/why-i-hate-vallotti-or-is-it-young-4-1/ Happy new year for all you!! Israel
  9. I see your collection is bursting into bloom as saguaro does in spring😉 Whiles the real one opens her eyes... . I just received these mini "Holdentinas" for my couple🤗
  10. Perhaps a somewhat selective finger memory? I use to experience something similar as you refer, when I learn difficult passages ( whatever the instrument) without the necessary patience, or so much fast.... the result is for these tunes I just " learn the mistakes". But trying the same difficult passages in different tunes can result in a more clear performing... A few years ago a fidler told me: " to completely learn a song you have to forget it twice"
  11. Lovely words! ... after winter solstice, some "conshelltina" arises merry christmas!
  12. ... have you tried to take apart the end plate?. It 's easy to extract -carefully - the litle nails. Perhaps the spring of the failing key is not well fixed.
  13. Thanks Brian and David!. Delicious tune and fantastic to enjoy both the Anglo and Duet versions
  14. About fretted sides. There is a Wheatstone 61 key Maccan in Barleycorn, that seems to have pierced wooden sides.
  15. Wow.!.. Yes, a really interesting video!
  16. Even, with surprise, prettier than It appears.. in pictures!😁
  17. 😕 It sounds to me... The 4 weeks the dealer promised to me resulted in around 8-9 at final... I hope you will receive the Stagi soon!!. After that I think It would needed a checking by an accordion technician... I enjoy the Stagi very much!. Honestly, It seems to me the Stagi could be a better instrument with no too difficult changes in its construction. I can try to play more things that I previosly imagined. The major defaut IMO is I thing it is a litle bit awkward, because I feel both the buttons and bellows are a bit hard to play. I feel my arms getting tired after not so much time playing.
  18. Congratulations for all people that made and make possible this web!. I don't know why...but at some extend all you make me feel here as into a second house...☺️
  19. Hello. In page 2, james_Fraser offers his Morse Beaumont at an interesting price in my opinion.
  20. What a lovely tune!! Thank you Noel! (In the website, Aaron seems to play a Stagi ;-)
  21. Hi, Does anyone the name of the tune Aaron Marcus plays on R. Morse hayden duet, in the third video showed in Button Box? Kind regards
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