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  1. ritonmousquetaire

    Did Brian Hayden ever record anything on his duet?

    Right! But do these instrument still exist? I'd be curious to know how they sounded; were they multiple-reeded or not? I didn't know that; too bad there weren't enough people interested. I tried to find the info on his website, but apparently google can't find anything on his website using "Hayden" as a keyword. I'll try to see if I can find anything using archive.org...
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    Bach on a bandoneon

    You're a bit harsh David... Though I agree with you on her interpretation, I at least appreciate to hear somebody trying to tackle a difficult repertoire on her instrument - at least she shows that it can be played; I wish we'd see these kind of attempts by concertina players a little bit more. That being said, she probably suffered from the fact that there aren't many bandoneon players trying to tackle Bach's pieces, which means that she hadn't any classicaly trained teacher that could have helped her with her interpretation. Maybe organists could help here... She's not the only one to play Bach on the bandoneon though, Rodolfo Daluisio comes to mind. David, what's your opinion on his interpretation here? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kQ7JraKSggo He also plays one my favorite pieces, Rameau's Le Rappel des Oiseaux : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QvhtVbzrLws When I got my 20b anglo, it was one of the first pieces I tried to arrange. I did play its first part - though in a heavily butchered version of course. Maybe one day I'll get the ideal concertina, a not too big instrument that'll allow me to play such pieces... Chemnitzer players on the other hand don't seem to be really interested in playing such music on their instruments - I'd be curious to hear them try though.
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    Did Brian Hayden ever record anything on his duet?

    Thanks for the info, I didn't know that the Dippers had produced many specials - I thought they were focusing on the more standard concertinas. inventor > As you did order some square-shaped concertinas, did you ever try to get a producer of chemnitzer concertinas to build instruments using your layout? It could be fun to have a Hayden-chemnitzer, with the kind of sound and register switches some producers did...
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    Did Brian Hayden ever record anything on his duet?

    That's a beauty! Looks like it has quite a lot of button too. I didn't know that the Dippers had built some Hayden duets in the past, do you know why they didn't include that model in their "standard" production? Thanks for the information! What's the highest note of this instrument?
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    Did Brian Hayden ever record anything on his duet?

    Thanks a lot for posting this! So now we have a complete piece to listen at... Do you remember if he was playing the instrument we can see on this 2002 picture or if he was playing another one?
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    55 key Lachenal Maccan For Sale

    Don't mind the previous post, I found a diagram. That instrument is a beauty, size-wise and number-of-keys-wise it's an ideal. I just wish the left hand could go lower; I would gladly sacrifice most of the overlap if that allowed to go a fourth lower, at G. Hope its' new proprietary will let us hear how it sounds!
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    55 key Lachenal Maccan For Sale

    What's the instrument's range, out of curiosity?
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    Did Brian Hayden ever record anything on his duet?

    John Adley > That's an amazing find, thanks a lot! How did you manage to find it?
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    Did Brian Hayden ever record anything on his duet?

    Thanks a lot for the answer! Too bad you're not good at electronic things lol. Maybe some members here are among those who recorded some of your past performances? May I also ask you if you did publish some of the arrangements you used in these performances? That way, even if we don't have a record to listen at, we could get an idea of what and how you played!
  10. Though there are several makers selling new Hayden duet concertinas, there are very few players who seem to post some recordings of their playing online - I only know of a few. It's a bit frustrating to have such a limited range of examples of what can be done with the instrument. That let me wondering : what about the instrument's creator? He's obviously the most experienced player of the instrument he designed; in one of his interviews he mentions playing 3 or 4 parts pieces; I think he's also one of the very few to have been able to play a >60 keys version of his system. Recordings of his must be very interesting to listen at! So, does anybody know of such records? And, if they exist, is there any way for us to listen to them?
  11. I just noticed that accordionist Eric Bouvelle had some sheet music available for free on his website, along with audio files, including mp3 files that only contain the rhythm part so you can play along. I know musette is usually played on CBA and that not many players here seem to be attracted to the genre; yet most of the pieces seem to be in the range of an EC or a duet. No need also to worry about the accompaniment part, as the music here is only written for the accordion's right hand - after all, most accordionists never used their left hand when they recorded. So, there's no reason for a concertina player to stay away from the genre. Here's the link : http://www.ericbouvelle.com/partition Just select a genre in the scrolling menu and you'll have access to the file. Accordionist James Lesueur also have some sheet music available for free on his website, but there are no audio files, and he makes a more frequent use of his left hand, so they may not fit the concertina as well. Anyway, here's the link : https://www.jameslesueur.fr/partitions
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    Duet concertinas - why such a large overlap?

    Little John > these recordings are great! The arrangements are nice and the sound of your instruments sound superb. I also have to say I'm jealous of that shelf full of concertinas we can see behind you in the last video 😀 About the Wakker W-H2 : interesting to see that this feature was implemented here. I guess this button is to be played with the thumb. The same idea could be used on the low notes of both hands to make the instrument fully chromatic I guess - maybe this could even apply to 46-keys Hayden? David, as a Hayden player, do you feel such a modification would be helpful, or would it make the instrument lose too much of its efficiency?
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    Nice videos on the Wakker Hayden duet by Jim Bayliss

    Very nice self-accompaniment work on that tune. Great rendition!
  14. ritonmousquetaire

    Nice videos on the Wakker Hayden duet by Jim Bayliss

    Thanks a lot for the explanations! My mind heats a bit trying to understand it all, but that's an excellent way to progress 😄 Do you have a recording of your playing of the piece anywhere?
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    Duet concertinas - why such a large overlap?

    The idea to have a few "anglo" buttons on an otherwhat unisonoric instrument seems excellent to me. An excellent way to compromize between overall playability and extending the range without increasing the instrument's size. Have you made any recordings that feature these modifications of yours?
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