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Perry Werner

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About Perry Werner

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    Chatty concertinist
  • Birthday 11/15/1952

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    http://www.pawprintbooks.com
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    Oradell, New Jersey, United States of America
  1. Howdy: Just yesterday I had the "pleasure" of watching the 1967 film "Way Out West" starring Kirk Douglas, Robert Mitchum, Sally Field, Richard Widmark, etc. The film takes place in apprx. 1842 About 2/3 through the film 2 1/2 film the folks are celebrating while taking break from the misery of settling the old west. Among the crowd of extras is an old codger playing one of those el cheap German(?) Anglo(?) instruments that are no doubt most often referred to as a concertina. Usually very tacky looking with a red bellows and poorly constructed. In this scene the actual melody is played by a harmonica rather trying to masquerade as a concertina. So, are these instruments correctly labeled as concertinas of do they another name. Link below for the film in case you happen to have an extra few hours to kill. http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0062479/ Have fun, Perry Werner
  2. Howdy: I've been seeing lots of similar offers on Ebay over the past few months. New challenges for those who are interested in taking our instrument to the edge of weirdness. Next will be "Schoenberg for the Hayden Duet Concertina" Enjoy!!!!!!!!!
  3. Hey Doug! Congrats on this. if I was an anglo player I'd sign up in a minute. See you one of these days soon. Hope all is well with you. Best, Perry
  4. The Moleskins are really nice. The only problem is is that the spaces on the staves are almost too small to write manuscript on. By the way, they are available in 2 sizes. Vest pocket and the other is like a small notebook. I am in the U.S. and have found them at Barnes and Noble or better yet order them from Amazon.
  5. Oops. Just saw below this listing another for "another" Jeffries http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-C-Jeffries-anglo-concertina-/290842076299?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b789e48b
  6. Oops. Just saw below this listing another for "another" Jeffries http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-C-Jeffries-anglo-concertina-/290842076299?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b789e48b
  7. I Just cross posted this to "For Sale". BEWARE! This guy is looking for immediate payment on this item and wants immediate private contact. Sure it's a fake posting. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-W-Jeffries-English-Concertina-with-Original-Leather-Case-c-1920s-/290842076461?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b789e52d
  8. BEWARE! This guy is looking for immediate payment on this item and wants immediate private contact. Sure it's a fake posting. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Rare-Vintage-W-Jeffries-English-Concertina-with-Original-Leather-Case-c-1920s-/290842076461?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item43b789e52d
  9. HERE'S ANOTHER ONE http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wheatstone-Lachenal-English-Concertina-/261142758097?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccd5242d1
  10. HERE'S ANOTHER ONE.... http://www.ebay.com/itm/Wheatstone-Lachenal-English-Concertina-/261142758097?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3ccd5242d1
  11. SEEMS LIKE A NEW ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY THE SAME FOLKS BEWARE!!!!!!!!! AND READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION AND PAYMENT TERMS. I WILL REPORT THIS TO EBAY AND CROSS POST IT HERE. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Wheatstone-concertina-Aola-squeeze-box-/370713923777?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item56504590c1
  12. SEEMS LIKE A NEW ITEM IS BEING OFFERED BY THE SAME FOLKS BEWARE!!!!!!!!! AND READ THE FULL DESCRIPTION AND PAYMENT TERMS. I WILL REPORT THIS TO EBAY AND CROSS POST IT HERE. http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Wheatstone-concertina-Aola-squeeze-box-/370713923777?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item56504590c1
  13. Hey Doug: Are you saying that this happens (in your experience) more frequently with hornpipes or have you noticed it in reels and other forms also if I read you right? I'm guessing that the answer is yes since many most? all?) of these tunes, as they are transferred from ear to ear and from sheet to sheet can differ. That seems like something I have never considered and might be something to be on the lookout for. And yes, the new tune does this! Can you name an example or two? Perry
  14. Howdy: Both excellent and intelligent responses tallship and Steve. Al lot of what you suggest I have figured out. I guess I've been wondering what was intended when these tunes first came on the scene but then again I have to remember that these are traditional tunes which were passed from ear to ear and most probably not notated for many years in order to give us a "written" record of them or to simply really confuse us. The problem for me has been that I sit down to learn a new tune, play the heck out of it for maybe weeks and there I am having a good time when I suddenly ask myself "am I playing this correctly". Probably not a great way to proceed. I have to learn to just gently say to myself "OK, now I have the tune under my fingers somewhat, what else can I do with this"? Anyway, a lot of self talk goes on during the learning process which I find nothing wrong with. I just want to understand which direction to head in and what others might be thinking about a particular tune. The bonus is that many of these can be played several ways and they will be "correct". Kinda like getting 2 (or 3 or more) for the price of one. Not a bad deal! Best, Perry
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