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Larry Stout

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About Larry Stout

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    Heavyweight Boxer
  • Birthday 05/02/1948

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    I play English concertina for English country dancing and in an Irish session. I've played concertina since 2003. I've played fiddle since 1954 (though I suppose the fist few years don't really count!) I also play viola d'amore and mandolin.

    By profession, I'm a mathematics professor.
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    Normal, IL

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  1. Larry Stout

    How loud is the concertina?

    I have one very soft voiced EC which I can use to play lullabies. I also have an EC I can play unamplified to drive a whole room full of dancers. The answer to the original question is "it depends on the particular instrument."
  2. Perhaps my eyes are fooling me but isn't the concertina in the Dayne's music video an English concertina? That would make the connection to the history of the Anglo in the American west about something different.
  3. Larry Stout

    "Leo" has passed on

    Could you post a link?
  4. Larry Stout

    Something For The Weekend?

    Here's abc I've transcribed from the gif. Page Layout % %%pageheight 11in %%pagewidth 8.5in %%topmargin 1in %%botmargin 1in %%leftmargin .75in %%rightmargin .75in % Fonts %%titlefont Times-Bold 32 %%subtitlefont Times-Bold 24 %%composerfont Times-Italics 16 %%titleformat T0, T0, C1, S-1 R1, N0, P-1 % %scale 1 X:1 T:Pauline mazurka K:Dm M:3/4 C: Erik Theze L:1/8 |:F>E|"D-"D>^C D>E F>G|"A"A>^G A>=B ^c>A|"Bb"d2 f>e d>c |A6| "C"G>E E>F G2|"A"B2 A2 F2|"D-"F2 F>E F>G|"A" F>E| |F>E|"D-"D>^C D>E F>G|"A7"A>^G A>=B ^c>A|"Bb"d2 f>e d>c |"F"A6| "C"G>E E>F G2|"A"B2 A2 F2|"D-"D6|D6:| |:"Bb"F2 D>E F>G| "C11"F2 E4|"F"c2 cd c>A|"Dm"F6| "Bb"F2 D>E F>G| "C11"F2 E7/2 F/2| D6|D6:|
  5. Larry Stout

    Something For The Weekend?

    Here's abc I've transcribed from the gif. Page Layout % %%pageheight 11in %%pagewidth 8.5in %%topmargin 1in %%botmargin 1in %%leftmargin .75in %%rightmargin .75in % Fonts %%titlefont Times-Bold 32 %%subtitlefont Times-Bold 24 %%composerfont Times-Italics 16 %%titleformat T0, T0, C1, S-1 R1, N0, P-1 % %scale 1 X:1 T:Pauline mazurka K:Dm M:3/4 C: Erik Theze L:1/8 |:F>E|"D-"D>^C D>E F>G|"A"A>^G A>=B ^c>A|"Bb"d2 f>e d>c |A6| "C"G>E E>F G2|"A"B2 A2 F2|"D-"F2 F>E F>G|"A" F>E| |F>E|"D-"D>^C D>E F>G|"A7"A>^G A>=B ^c>A|"Bb"d2 f>e d>c |"F"A6| "C"G>E E>F G2|"A"B2 A2 F2|"D-"D6|D6:| |:"Bb"F2 D>E F>G| "C11"F2 E4|"F"c2 cd c>A|"Dm"F6| "Bb"F2 D>E F>G| "C11"F2 E7/2 F/2| D6|D6:|
  6. Larry Stout

    As new baritone

    Mine is 2037, so it is somewhat older.
  7. Larry Stout

    Hayden Elise

    Has anyone tried using a 3-D printer to make buttons?
  8. This appears to be the "improved" English from William Wheatstone's 1861 patent. (See particularly the figures on pages 17-18.) Of course, he must have made a prototype. I wonder if there are others, or if this is the only one. I do hope whoever eventually gets it will let several English players try it out, to give their impressions of whether it really is an improvement. A very interesting find that patent. I'm impressed that you found it. Having a look at the innards of the one on e-bay would be fascinating. The patent notes that this is a way to pack more reeds into a duet concertina, though obviously also for an EC with up to 64 buttons. Is Figure 29 in the patent a layout for a 54 button MacCann (not really since the patent is from 1861)?
  9. Larry Stout

    bass clef practic music

    Another source from the Victorian concertina literature would be music written or arranged for Crane (Triumph) duet. The left hand part is written in bass clef. The salvation army tutor and the Bulstrode tutor (both available on line free, maybe in the right part of this web site, maybe on concertina.com) have sections devoted to learning how to read bass clef.
  10. Larry Stout

    bass clef practic music

    Music written for baritone concertina tended to use treble clef and sound an octave lower. I've played my baritone without learning bass clef.
  11. Larry Stout

    Wanted Aeola tenor-treble English system

    Elderly Instruments has been known to have the occasional good concertina. What you are specifying is very high end. It may take a while to find it.
  12. Larry Stout

    a little more PDF help

    The program abcm2ps will convert a file with multiple tunes in abc into one ps file. You can then use ghostscript to convert the .ps file to .pdf. This sounds harder than it is. Have a look at the abcplus pages and its manual. Look at http://abcplus.sourceforge.net/ The program (free) does amazing stuff with typesetting music.
  13. Larry Stout

    Bass concertina idea

    I remember looking at pictures of how the reeds were put in some historic basses. As I recall the reeds in an old Wheatstone were originally for a pump organ. I picked up a set of organ reeds, but I never got around to making the bass concertina.
  14. Larry Stout

    How to make a concertina ?

    Thanks but its very complicated to understand. (I'm only 13). I'm 63 and it's still complicated! There are a lot of parts and making a concertina is a big project. Wim Wakker showed all the steps to make a high end G/C anglo at http://www.wakker-concertinas.com/making%20of.htm Since that time Concertina Connection has produced a kit to make an anglo. Others have used the kit to make their own (it's called a Clover). I'm guessing that that would be a bit ambitious, but keep it in mind if you develop woodworking and leather working skills. Making instruments is great fun (it's been one of my hobbies) but I don't think I'd start with a concertina. (There are over a thousand parts!)
  15. Larry Stout

    Octave tuning

    I can't help with your instrument repair question, but I'm interested in your musical project. (I just bought an A/D melodeon to augment my free reed collection though EC remains my primary instrument.) Do you have a good source you can point to for the Newfoundland tunes? I did a quick search on "Cleaning reeds" and got 50 threads in response. I remember some of those threads looking promising.
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