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  1. Do you mean the surgical procedure ? Many of us play with sore wrists from one condition or another. For me it's a mild low stress exercise that's beneficial in keeping my wrists limber.
  2. I was thinking the same. Very nice, Isel!
  3. What's the measurement across the flats? Are they both nice and flat with no dents or bends?
  4. I've always found a front pack at belt level to be good for small and medium loads while travelling, x-country skiing carrying the baby, etc.... better balance and you can sit without re-configuring. If you should fall or are targeted in a smash and grab attempt you can curl 'round and protect. You even have a ready desk or table for your lap top or a sandwich. Don't try that with the baby however....๐Ÿ˜
  5. I find that my left hand is better at multitasking so I'll use it through the overlap before I enlist the right.
  6. " I grow old, I grow old, I shall wear my trousers rolled" and play the concertina!
  7. 75%for me. My 50 button "monster" (6.5 " across the flats).
  8. Happy Birthday! At 73 (retired 13 years) and a recent (3 years in) player, I'd say you have a time machine in your hands every time you pick up your box....๐Ÿ˜Š. "The March of Time", great name for a tune!
  9. I also have some very old tune books and lost the ability to sight read from them (lazy!). I can almost always find at least one YouTube version or something on Slippery Hill, the Session, etc.. Are you interested in learning by ear the exact audio translation from a score? If so, then I agree, (re)learning to sight read the dots is the way to go.
  10. Ear musician also. Why not go old style and ask (or hire) a musician friend ( fiddler?) to record the tunes from the score for you?....๐Ÿ˜Š ( sorry to step on your post David)
  11. I play whatever comes affordably and conveniently to hand. I play a duet concertina and all sorts of music with it. I've played some diatonic boxes as well. Buy the chemnitzer for goodness sake! Sit with it and explore. Don't try to impose your will, (or someone else's). The bandoneon wasn't built for tango. Any instrument will sing with you. Jazz on a bowed psaltry.!?
  12. I learned several tunes that I play for dances over 50 years ago from a few very old (even then) tune books. I've noticed as I research them a bit that they are now claimed under copyright by contemporary musicians. If I can demonstrate my sources am I still bound to acknowledge these claims?
  13. Whatever, whenever, where ever, crude maybe but I'd love to hear the music it's made... Lumber camps? Whaler? Gold rush saloon?.......๐Ÿ˜€
  14. Well, I'd be a market of one for a Jeff duet, "playable at a moderate price" but I doubt my desired mods would be a standard for any makers to make a bunch of them.
  15. Is the band of marquetry a decal or a veneer?
  16. Most interesting to me is the hand/palm rest. It looks to be more comfortable and accommodating to hand movement than a strait bar.
  17. I have to differ and suggest left hand first. I try to play the melody line right up to the other side of the overlap and use the right hand version of those notes to escape difficulties, integrate the tune and or create embellishments. With a mostly two finger lead and open chord (not blocked) approach, it's fairly easy to drop pinky and/or third fingers lower for harmonies. As the melody line goes higher, I can twitter away without getting tangle finger and establish a nice bass line with an occasional chug. Playing Jeffries duet....๐Ÿ˜Š
  18. And McNeela should agree in advance to accept a bill for the repair if they acknowledge the defect.
  19. Hello Julie. Because you may find it difficult to find a Crane player near enough for in person lessons (I'm in central NY and play Jeffries duet) and if you like Quebecois music, and if you are willing and able to learn by ear, I can send you my simple version of what I consider a "gateway" tune to Duet which I think will be of great value for learning any system. It is "Alfred Montmarquette's 6/8 in A minor, C and F". Don't be scared by the title. It's in three simple parts in three of the easiest keys on duet (I'm assuming this for the others as well as JD). In addition to learning 3 keys with one tune and confidence in modulating from one to another, learning to play in the minor helps with the major which is harder (on JD). If you find this works for you, then try it in D minor which will introduce Bb major another easy key. Add a B minor version and you gain G major. I'd encourage starting the tune with the left hand and working across to the right. If you need the dots, Gary Coover's JD tutor Has 'em. PM me with your email if you think this might be helpful and I'll send you a short vid. Peace, Health and Harmony Erik
  20. A lovely old song and a lovely performance by you both..๐Ÿ˜Š. My favorite of my Mother's stride piano tunes she used to hammer out in our living room with Dad (the original "Johnny One Note") on his beat up old trumpet. I never knew the bridge and don't think she did either. Thanks!
  21. The late Stan Rogers recorded a lively version.
  22. This thread mentions an Edeophone as the box in the film (Greg J.).
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