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Chatty concertinist

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  1. Broken spring and a piece of it interfering with the pad?
  2. I've been advised by more than one reputable repair person against re-tuning from "old pitch" if possible because the reeds will be compromised to some degree. In my case (Jeff duet) it could be either down to the standard C core or up to D core. Do others agree?
  3. tunelover; if you google Jeffries duet concertina note pattern it will be in the first row of images. In this case Big Nick was using color to indicate octaves.
  4. Not an anglo player or a dots reader but just a thought...... would using a color (ala Nick Robertshaw's Jeff duet diagrams) with the texts for say bellows direction help?
  5. With a pair of (for the feet) Odor Eaters.....🙂
  6. Very interesting. I wonder where that shared pattern originated? Hopefully I'll "end"up with it! I'm waiting for more pics and will certainly post them. Thank you both....😃
  7. Or just close your eyes; amazing how your fingers can find the "right" notes without them!
  8. Does anyone recognize this fret pattern or even this particular instrument? There is some confusion coming from the seller as to the maker. Supposedly Lachenal and the 4 fold dark green bellows with the standard papers seem to support this. I can't seem to get a pic of the other end so this might be a home made replacement although it seems nicely done and pleasing if simple. Seller says mahogany but it looks like walnut or maybe rough rosewood to me. German? One can see the pads,springs and radial layout through the ends. If I hear back from them I can provide more detail. Thanx.
  9. "Nuke the Whales!" was the abridged version. '70's?
  10. Yes Voltaren. There are generic (cheaper) versions now as well I just started using it ...works for me....🙂
  11. I don't know what actual condition you have but there are other treatments. Assuming you've tried several there is a relatively new over the counter topical gel for arthritis pain containing 1% diclofenac sodium (what ever the heck that is). I don't know if it's available where you are and I'd ask your doctor first.
  12. It may be worth noting that the 50 button "C" core JD extends down chromatically to the low Viola C with an added low G (I have one with an added B and Bb).
  13. I think that's right. It's like playing a chord progression in first position on a tenor guitar as opposed to barring up or down the neck with, say, a barred E chord.
  14. RAc, I'll clarify my post also. #1 Outside the home key at either end of the two middle rows, things get a bit wonky with the sequence changing to a more linear layout for the L/H low notes, while the overlap zone is like having 2 mini mirror image EC's, then, at the high end it's back to a liner mode. #3 This is hard to pin down but valuable info for the OP I hope. On the Jeff duet there are many opportunities for 3 note chords on the L/H using 3 or less fingers that invite dropping a resting finger (or the thumb) on a desired low note (or melody note if playing in the middle of the box). This three note trick is a set of easy fingerings repeatable in any key (that I've explored) but never in the same place in every key! So if you play a tune in one key your fingerings, voicing and ornamentation will be different in another. I like that.
  15. Sorry RAc, You posted while I was writing. Comments, but not criticisms on your # 1. Jeffries is similar for the home key but zigzag on the middle 2 rows across the fan shaped pattern with sharps and flats above (for the most part) and low notes below. 2. I consider left/right, accompaniment/melody to be an option rather than a mandate due to the overlap and chromatic nature. 3. There are some repeating chord patterns on the JD but like a guitar you can form chords other than barring.
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