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Maarten

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    Alternately in the south of the Netherlands and the north of France

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  1. Hello everybody, About a year ago, I started playing the English concertina. And I still enjoy it every day. I have even composed a collection of pieces entitled 11 'A' Pieces (A way to discover the English Concertina). Let's say 'my way' to discover the instrument. Why 'A' Pieces? Because in each piece the note A is held as a sustained note. A conscious limitation of the possibilities. But interesting for me as a composing concertina explorer. I am curious what you think of it. 11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2022).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2022).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2022).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2022).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2022).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2022).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2022).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2022).pdf Goodbye, Maarten
  2. Hello Kathryn, Did you publish your pieces for the anglo? I'm very curious.
  3. Hello everybody, About a year ago, I started playing the English concertina. And I still enjoy it every day. I have even composed a collection of pieces entitled 11 'A' Pieces (A way to discover the English Concertina). Let's say 'my way' to discover the instrument. Why 'A' Pieces? Because in each piece the note A is held as a sustained note. A conscious limitation of the possibilities. But interesting for me as a composing concertina explorer. I am curious what you think of it. 11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2021).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2021).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2021).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2021).pdf11 'A' Pieces - Maarten Jense (2021).pdfGoodbye, Maarten
  4. My personal English Concertina evolution: from a joke gift via an eBay miscalculation and a plastic Chinese monster to a real vintage Lachenal Edeophone. (With thanks to my teacher Pauline de Snoo). Life is beautiful!
  5. Suppose I keep practicing on a cheap instrument for another year.... Can anyone say anything meaningful about this one? https://mcneelamusic.com/concertinas/new-the-sparrow-english-concertina-lead-time/
  6. Problem: I live in Holland. A country where the concertina is a rarity. As a professional clarinet player I know that there are great second hand instruments for my students. I always advise them to test such an instrument carefully and, in case of doubt, not to buy it. Look for another one. There are plenty of them. Unfortunately, this is not the case here for a concertina. This makes the purchase of a vintage instrument almost impossible. And a trip to the UK at the moment is not something you can do just as easily. Help! Does anyone have a great vintage instrument for sale for me? ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
  7. And this one? https://mcneelamusic.com/concertinas/new-the-sparrow-english-concertina-sold-out/ or http://www.concertinaconnection.com/jackie-jack.htm I think my instrument is a Bonetti: https://www.ebay.com/itm/333375025182
  8. And this one? https://mcneelamusic.com/concertinas/new-the-sparrow-english-concertina-sold-out/
  9. In any case, the 'thing' aroused my enthusiasm for the concertina. The next step, of course, will be a real buy. Tips, advice, interesting sites/links?That leaves no room for doubt.........
  10. Hello everybody, Does anyone recognise this instrument? And knows what type it is? Which company could have made it? There is nothing on it at all. No name, nothing. Thank you in advance, I am very curious. Maarten
  11. Yes, I am. I like un unresolved tritone from time to time ๐Ÿ™ƒ And now here in the Netherlands were going into a complete lockdown again until 19 january๐Ÿ˜– Lots of time to study the concertina........
  12. Hello Forum, Yes, I am a beginning (english) concertina student struggling with the lovely instrument. But I must confess, I am also a professional musician. Clarinet player, teacher, conductor and composer. I taught clarinet methodology lessons at the Fontys conservatoire in Tilburg (the Netherlands) for many years. So I am very interested in 'how to teach/learn to play an instrument'. Nevertheless I am a beginning (english) concertina student. That is why I would like to thank you all for your tips, links, good advice and so on. In the meantime I have contacted my compatriot ๐Ÿ˜‰Pauline de Snoo from the https://www.concertina.nl/nl/tutorseng.php I understand that many of you know her tutorial books. I am curious how she approaches this matter. Goodbye everybody, please keep me informed.
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