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  1. I am reminded of the story of how to tell if there is a woodworm in a wooden ended concertina:- -Count the number of holes in the fretwork of a wooden end -If it is an odd number, there is a woodworm in there -If it is an even number, it has left already That should be a Christmas cracker joke. 🙂 Sorry to detract from a serious discussion.
  2. Sorry - I can't explain that. I copied the ABC file and pasted as you read. Then I exported the file as a PDF, which I saved and attached. It looks the same in ABC Explorer and in Easy ABC.
  3. This is not one that #i play, but I have a copy of one version. This is probasbly a different key to the one you want, but it may give you some ideas for transposing. I believe the chords were those inserted using the tune tool in ABC explorer. ABC notation below and PDF score file attached. Regards, John Wild. X:404 T:Please to See the King Z:transcribed by Tom Keays - htkeays@syr.edu M:3/4 L:1/4 Q:75 K:Ab "Db" A/F/ | "Ab" E y A B | "Db" A2 A/F/ | "Ab" E A/ B/ c/A/ | "Ab" B2 A/B/| w:Joy,_ health, love and peace be_ all here in this* place. By_ M:4/4 L:1/4 "Db" (c>B) d/c/ B|\ M:3/4 L:1/4 "Db" F2 F/E/| "Fm" F/G/ A/c/ B/G/ A2 |] w:your leave we_ will sing con - cern - ing_ our_ King. Please to See the King.pdf
  4. You could check if the Yorkshire concertina club is still running, if Leeds is not too far for you. http://www.yorkshire-concertina-club.org.uk/
  5. There us an excellent book of Welsh tunes called Blodau'r Grug. I'm never sure of how to pronounce it. It has single line melodies with suggested chords. https://cerddystwyth.co.uk/index.php?dispatch=products.view&product_id=8910 Regarding Robin's post, I can't help wondering what the men of Devon would be doing marching through Wales. 🙂
  6. I think you are right - my mistake.
  7. Bidders need to remember the hammer price does not include the auctioneer's mark up nor VAT. VAT at 20% is calculated on the total price including the markup.
  8. I'm not sure of journey times, but Dave Elliott is in Sheffield.
  9. I'm not sure it is a compulsorary requirement.
  10. Do a google search for online file sharing or online storage. The most common free ones are Dropbox, google onedrive or box.com. There are others.
  11. There are 2 ways to enter that text: with or without a capital 'P' Quote: Highland Bagpipe notation is also catered for : K:HP puts no key signature on the music but implies the bagpipe scale, while K:Hp puts F sharp, C sharp and G natural. From the ABC tutorial written by Steve Mansfield.
  12. This is a set of 3 tunes for all instruments. The chords are those generated by the program ABC Explorer. They were called "First practice set" by my music teacher who put together a set of tunes that everyone could play together. 1st practice set.pdf
  13. Check out Ringing Strings. Published by The Shetland Times Ltd, Prince Alfred street, Lerwick, on behlf of Shetland's Young Heritage. ISBN 0 900662 40 9
  14. My hard copy is orange but not as bright as this appears.
  15. Kettle Bridge Clogs and Kettle Bridge Concertinas are based in Kent, South East England. The Clogs dance side have been going since 1984, but sadly this is the final year. Older members have been retiring and despite lots of effort, there is a lack of younger dancers coming in to carry on the tradition. "Kettle" is a medieval form of cattle, and the name refers to an actual bridge, now a footbridge only.
  16. http://www.concertina.info/tina.faq/images/finger6.htm This is a link to a chart for a standard 48-button treble. The tenor treble has one extra button at the lower end of each row. On the left, across the 4 rows, these would be D#, D, F, F# On the right, across the 4 rows, these would be C#, C, E, Eb
  17. I heard a fiddle player who was one of a duo giving a concert performance at a folk festival last year. While it was technically brilliant, I came away feeling I could have been listening to a robot. The bouzouki player accompanying him only ever strummed chords. I am sure he could have done much more.
  18. The dancer & musician seem attuned to each other (I'm unsure if my choice of words convey what I mean). The music sessions I was thinking of are just that - music sessions with no dancers to take account of.
  19. I am reminded of "Irish music sessions" which I encounter at festivals in England. There seems to be a philosophy that ultra fast is the right way to do it. Some one once described it as "wall-to-wall notes". I feel they often have no feel for the melody. I am sure that Irish musicians in Ireland play it all much better. There is nothing wrong in principle with playing something fast if it is appropriate to the type of tune, but my brain switches off if there is nothing else.
  20. http://www.lesession.co.uk/abc/abc_notation.htm this is a link to part one of an ABC tutorial. It has links to lead you on to parts 2 and 3. If you master all 3 parts you will be ahead of most people. Regards, John Wild.
  21. MP3 files can be converted to WAV files, or vice versa. WAV is the format needed for CD's. If you burn MP3 files on to a disc, it will not play in a CD player, but it WILL work if played in a DVD player.
  22. Do the boxers have to punch in time to the music? 😆
  23. I have downloaded this from Musescore. It may not be the complete piece. Modern_Times-Charlie Chaplin.pdf
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