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Christian Husmann

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  • Birthday 08/19/1974

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    Playing the English Concertina since years, I started with English and Irish folk music but changed now (main focus) to classical music as well as original scores for the EC. Playing alone and together with a flute playing friend.<br />Accordion - M3 (free base system) mainly Baroque and all types of Classical as well as modern music - orchestra and solo.
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  1. I thought I’d give it a try and post something here… the second tune is one of Simon Thoumire´s if I remember correctly
  2. Hello, visiting Jürgen Suttner‘s workshop is ever so fascinating! Walking through it you see instruments at different stages of the making, starting with a pile of wood and metal down to almost finished instruments. greetings from Münster as well Christian
  3. Hello, I’ve already contacted your dad and packed one but still hesitating as I haven’t understood the new regulations yet... Christian
  4. I’ve recently acquired an instrument and a tobacco/ cigarette smell is definitely noticeable. It’s getting a lot better by leaving it outside of it’s case and changing the case. I had a spare one as it’s previous one had the same smell. but it’ll take time
  5. Oh, I’m sure you’re going to enjoy playing your new instrument, have fun!
  6. Hello Gail, yes, it sometimes happens with the very high or very low notes. As you said, you’ve got to be creative. Some play better on the pull or push, if the notation allows it you could try to push that button earlier down as you’d normally do. best wishes
  7. Hello Maarten, interesting question. And a question that should be asked more often as yes, the concertina can easily be learned and therefore doesn’t need a lot of tuition like other instruments. But I’ve got the feeling that the most important part of the instrument doesn’t get enough attention. Depending on the music it’s worth to try out different ways of bellows directions: If you’re playing a long phrase at the beginning it’s sometimes useful to open the bellows and start pushing to eventually have more air for the than uninterrupted phrase. Putting on emphases has been mentioned before and yes, you’ve got more control with more closed bellows. And more than that articulation is another important part: Having a bit of pressure before pushing a button down gives a nice emphasis whereas when you push the button and than start moving the bellows you get a nice and soft beginning. Same thing for ending a note. Leave the button pushed down and the sound disappears softly, a quick release creates the opposite. Triplets can be played by using different fingers sometimes it is useful to keep the button pushed down and to do a quick change in bellows direction. Maybe it’s worth to take one or two lessons given by an accordion teacher, they might be useful … best wishes
  8. Thank you, it’s a fine Instrument. Beautiful to look at and a joy to play
  9. Hello! does anyone have an idea what gauge (?) in the Wheatstone ledgers is standing for? thanks Christian
  10. A decent Lachenal could do the job - I’ve got a wooden ended New Model which has a fast action, good reeds and a mellow and sweet tone. I’ve got a Model 22 as well and yes, it can be loud but it’s got a good dynamic range. Maybe it’s worth trying to play at the bottom end of loudness… installing internal baffles could help as well
  11. Hello, I would like to know the date of my New Model, #59204, it’s an English treble. Ebonised ends, silver plated metal fittings. Another New Model, English treble, metal ends, #39818 thank you very much!
  12. Maybe asking Steve Dickinson might be helpful… www.wheatstone.co.uk
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