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Daniel Hersh

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About Daniel Hersh

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  • Birthday 03/03/1956

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    I've played Anglo for over 30 years and play both C/G and G/D. I also play Crane Duet, and I tried out Hayden Duet and Chemnitzer for a while too. I'm involved in organizing various concertina events in the San Francisco Bay Area -- if you're interested, send me a message!
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    near Oakland, California

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  1. Saturday, October 13 12 noon - 2 pm El Cerrito High School 540 Ashbury Ave., El Cerrito, California Players of all types of concertina at all levels are skill are encouraged to attend! Interested non-players are welcome to listen and ask questions. If you use Facebook the event page is at https://www.facebook.com/events/2171217452897749 .
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    Current makes of concertina

    Thanks! I have added it.
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    20-Year Anniversary of Concertina.net

    Paul -- congratulations and thank you! This site has provided a great service to the concertina world.
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    Accordion Reed v Concertina Reed

    In my experience, given a well-made instrument, the only consistent improvement in having concertina reeds rather than accordion reeds is, as you put it, the "more attractive sound".
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    28 BUTTON - KEYS - E / B

    Here's an instruction manual for German concertinas from 1865 that includes the 28-key layout: http://www.concertina.com/merris/sedgwick-improved-complete-german/sedgwick-improved-complete-instructions-for-german-concertina-1893.pdf . In this example (see p. 25) the three rows are in Bb, C and G, which would be equivalent to G, A and E for your concertina, which ties in with what John said about the bandoneon layout and I believe also applies to other big German concertinas like Chemnitzers and Carlsfelders.
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    Bach on a bandoneon

    From a couple of years ago, but I don''t recall seeing it mentioned here:
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    28 BUTTON - KEYS - E / B

    I'd guess it was made in the late 1800's, most likely for export from Germany to England. It likely has a wooden action and long-plate reeds - though you could find that out for sure by taking it apart. What are you trying to find out?
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    Current makes of concertina

    Updated to add Gys Mans.
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    Tangling With The Tango On The Anglo

    I would suggest playing more than one note of the chord, such as the 1 and the 5 (A and E for an A chord, or E and B for an E chord, etc.). I think soloduetconcertina's approach to chording/accompaniment sounds great, and the same basic idea can be used on Anglo. For me, playing the melody cleanly on Anglo is harder than putting in the chords - I'm not used to using so many D#'s and A#'s in my playing.
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    7mount Concertina

    Previously discussed at .
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    Tangling With The Tango On The Anglo

    Yes it's definitely possible - I just tried it out.
  12. If you can't get it from Dan, it looks like Button Box may have it in stock: https://www.buttonbox.com/reference-books.html , as does Red Cow Music in the UK at https://redcowmusic.co.uk/dev/product/anglo-concertina-music-william-kimber/ (but I don't have any experience dealing with Red Cow) and also the EFDSS Folk Shop at https://uk.patronbase.com/_EFDSS/Store/Item?id=47 . And you can download it free at https://web.archive.org/web/20160507183128/http://angloconcertina.org/files/Kimber_for_website.pdf . Dan took down his site in 2016 as per https://www.concertina.net/forums/index.php?/topic/18916-shutting-down-my-website/ but it's all archived at the Internet Archive according to that same thread.
  13. I bought a May Fair Anglo in excellent condition not too long ago for around $600. I've seen them advertised at higher prices but I don't know if they sold. You might try Button Box in Massachusetts for repair work.
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    Current makes of concertina

    Thanks, Taka - it's on the list now,
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    Current makes of concertina

    Updated to add Holden in the vintage/traditional category.