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  1. Kiki- Please forgive me for taking so long to get back to you. Sorry, but it's no longer for sale.
  2. I give up. I bought a brand new Jackie from Reverb in July (See my post "First Timer.") Knowing I had arthritis in both hands didn't deter me, because I thought that playing this beautiful instrument would improve my condition (My grandmother managed her arthritis by crocheting.) Too painful after a while, so I'm selling it. It is indistinguishable from a brand new one and has the case and tutorial paperwork. With shipping I paid $465. March 29, 2019. No takers at $299 - so $225 and I'll pay shipping. I promise this instrument is indistinguishable from a brand new one. No takers at $349, so PRICE REDUCTION! $225 and I'll pay shipping.
  3. Just gave my first concert. "Twinkle Twinkle Little Star" was a hit. Not a dry eye in living room.
  4. I am so looking forward to Fed Ex showing up at my house where not too much happens as I live in the woods with three goats.
  5. Now that is powerful stuff. I love it. I have never heard of a Chemnitzer. It sounds great but looks expensive and not as portable as a Jackie. Thanks again for opening up a new world for me. I'm saving these YouTube songs.
  6. Wow! I wish I had these videos in 1994. There was a roomful of people from every corner of the U.S. , mostly from the east coast. We were all about to work on a several-month project closely together. Each of us gave a brief bio to the group, and one of my colleagues from Minnesota told the group that her father played in a rock and roll band in Minnesota. When asked what he played, she proudly said, "the accordion." Many of the people looked at their feet. I even chuckled a little, but these videos demonstrate that concertinas aren't just for the Irish or for sailors. I can't wait. Having digested all this, at 7:40 am this morning I ordered a Jackie. Don and all, thanks again.
  7. Don- Thank you so much for the helping me begin this journey. Between posts I have done nothing but absorb what I can on the internet and this forum. I am fairly certain I'm going for the Elise, since the learning curve will be less given the fact that I also played the accordion long ago. I am disappointed that there is no E flat as I can't play a blues scale in C or A or chord in C minor. My people are used to hardships, however, and there are several thousand songs that don't require either. I can always play a blues scale in G.
  8. Never thought about a duet so I just investigated. It seems to me to be easier to learn. It looks like you can place a melody with your right hand and play chords with your left. Is this generally a good choice for a beginner - a duet?
  9. I am responding to my own message, because I am the village idiot in a very large village. I am having second thoughts about the Anglo-Rochelle as opposed to a Jackie English, so I just cancelled the Rochelle. I am never going to play Irish music or jigs. I am hoping to play blues and slow ballads. It sounds like I should get an English. Please push me in the right direction so I can place a new order and go fishing.
  10. I just joined this forum. I have never been within five feet of a concertina. I just ordered a brand new Rochelle; should be here well before the weekend. I play harmonica, keyboards, sax, and drums as a hobby, so I am going to be serious about this new friend, but I don't want to start off on the wrong foot. Any tips would be appreciated.
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