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Christian Husmann

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  1. Only a couple of days ago I saw a documentary on TV about traditions in Austria. It was mentioned that sword dancing once was one of the styles of dancing which is more and more taken up again - they showed examples of one group and having seen that before in England it was in comparison almost the same but in a far slower way. Christian
  2. It´s ok, as long as it´s not sitting unused directly in the sun. I played yesterday, not problem at all - apart from sweaty fingers Christian
  3. I´ll give it another chance. Anyone seen this one? Greetings Christian
  4. Thanks I do use the IMSLP, but find it woefully short on concertina music (only a single item, and that's for the anglo and both beyond the range of the EC and written on two staves). Still, it's a great resource for violin music and the like. That´s right, but if you look around BWV 1000+ there are lots of pieces that are very suitable for the EC. Christian
  5. Hello, you might be interested in this website. Great source of classical music that is. Christian
  6. Here´s one as well: Lachenal Duet Christian
  7. Hi, it´s German for all kind of (bag)pipes. Christian
  8. Well, I am no expert but but I did have a similar problem putting my instrument back together in a dry flat during a cold winter. Later that year I removed the same end and didn´t have any problems at all. I´ve once been told a story by W. Wakker about an instrument - after having taken the ends off he could watch the action board as it cracked all the way through. The screws keep the machine together and sometimes for a long term so I wouldn´t exclude the above mentioned reason. But as I said, I am no expert at all Christian
  9. Hello, I think a cloth underneath the instrument will only delay harming the bellows - the movement will eventually rub away layer by layer. the best way seems to be holding the instrument so that the bellows are free. This is a good example (and a very good player). So, yes everybody has his own style of holding and playing the instrument but corner on leg seems to prevent a lot. Greetings Christian
  10. Congratulations! Very nice site, I wished my Dutch was better :-( lots of success with it Christian
  11. Hello Henk, I hope you are well! I tried to open the site you mentioned and my internet security software instantly blocked the site saying it wasn´t good for me... Anyone else this experience? Greetings from chilly Germany Christian Just have a look at http://www.looknohands.com/chordhouse/piano/!! You can play around and discover all kinds of modes and chords. have fun
  12. Hello, recently Juergen Suttner did some minor repairs on my concertina and (especially living in Germany) I´d go and get his bellows. Greetings Christian
  13. Ish. Meno means within the same given speed (allegro for example) that you continue with noticeable less speed. But not dropping down to something like andante... I think important is as well that you play a bit in a different speed without adjusting it like in a ritardando. You play a bit slower and when it says back to full speed - well, than it´s the original speed again. Christian
  14. I remember having been to the Crawley shop about 10 or 15 years ago and compared to the actual prices they seemed to be very well calculated. The price for the concertina I wanted to buy at that time was actually far lower than these days. So maybe the pricing will change a bit - I remember it being a good shop with choice and quality, shame the instruments stay there so long. have a good week-end Christian
  15. Is it me or does it seem that the prices are calculated a bit more... moderately? Compare this one Christian
  16. Excuse me! only kidding. I thought that I came across a lot of boxes in this country but I can´t recall having ever seen one of those... and I live in a region where square boxes are still regularly played. Do you remember a name ? Greetings from Germany Christian
  17. Oh, this little girl is AMAZING! what great fun to watch this video... Greetings from rainy Germany Christian
  18. Hello you There are only two ways of fingering chords on the EC (talking of chords that are played only on one side of the instrument): you can either push the requested notes using one finger or you take another finger available for pushing the buttons seperately. You can decide which way suits best for which piece of music. Sometimes pushing more than one button is the choice because it doesn´t matter that much regarding staccato, legato and so on. Sometimes the piece requiers the other version to be more precise. In general I prefer the one-finger-per-button version. happy playing Christian
  19. I considered that as well last year. Last winter I unscrewed the instrument and apparently it had dried out so much that I had problems putting it back together again. I´ve got a little hygrometer now and some more plants and the humidity in the living room - and that´s where the instruments are - is almost constant at 50% at the moment. So this solution is looking good and (at the moment) effective as well. Christian
  20. Thank you very much for your comments! Christian
  21. Yes, we´re having "sparkles of sunshine" here as well I haven´t replied to your email yet but I will come back to it later... have a good week-end! Christian Chilly here, too, Christian, but at least the sun is out at the moment! Nice bit of playing, by the way. Regards, Peter.
  22. Some additional information: I looked the piece I played up - it´s not Bach, the guy is called Jean Baptiste Loeillet de Gant. He was Belgium and wrote mainly flute pieces as far as I know. Greetings from chilly Germany Christian
  23. I thought that I´d seen two and W. Wakker just recently sold them. Can´t remember the price... Edeophones Christian
  24. Oh, I like this idea. Has anyone tried it actually? Christian I'd guessed as much - but the potential for one-on-ones, lessons etc must be pretty good.
  25. ... and some information you can get right here Christian
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