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  1. Hello Everybody, My mother Vicki is a painter and she is in the process of painting a series of Concertina art. She has completed 10 different paintings in the series. Right now we are offering cards and prints, but posters will be added shortly. We live near Limoges and intend to have them make mugs, cups and pitchers for us as well. I will take some samples of the cards and prints to the Bielefield concertina event in Germany, where I've been invited this next weekend. Any ideas or suggestions will be very much appreciated, Juliette http://www.juliettedaum.com/i
  2. m3838 wrote > Would it be too much to ask you to record some of the music before excercises? Squeezora> I plan to do that at some time in the future. Right now, though, I'm working hard on a getting a full concert ready and so I don't have much extra time. m3838 I looked through some of the scores and found them to be quite typical, employing lots of playing in thirds, lots of music goes up high, where, to my opinion, Concertina doesn't sound too convincing. Very little in terms of counter-melody, and harmonizing is done very simply. Squeezora Some of it's quite nic
  3. I'm happy to report that I just put up another 21 pages of music from the "CONCERTINA BOOK" on my website at <http://www.juliettedaum.com/ > I'm getting close to the tutor part of the book and will be making videos of some of the special exercises. Juliette
  4. I like to name things, so I name my hats and lot of other possessions. I call my treble Wheatstone that I have had from just about the beginning of my playing “Ophelia” because it is another tragic character in a Shakespeare play. My tenor treble is called Maxmilian a derivative of the name of the Scottish man who bought it originally and passed it on to his nephew who in turn sold it to me. My Bass/Baritone is called Neptune as it has a voice like I imagine Neptune to have and because I am from the Planet Neptune. Although, it is known by a different name to Neptunian’s. My busking ten
  5. Hellon everyone, I just posted another 10 pages of the Concertina Book. Now we're up to page 70. I've been redoing my website and adding more artwork and photos of concertinas. Please have a look at: http://www.juliettedaum.com/index.html I will be regularly posting new drawings and paintings. I'm working with a company in Limoges to produce porcelain mugs, etc., decorated with concertina artwork. regards to all, Juliette
  6. Hi, I just posted another 10 pages of the Concertina Book, including "GOD SAVE THE QUEEN", at my website: < http://www.juliettedaum.com/index.html > I'll try to get another 10 or 20 pages up shortly. Juliette
  7. Hi, The entire collection seems to be in the major keys except for some of the short pieces in the Tutor portion of the book. The book is a compilation of pieces and exercises and scales. It includes instruction on playing ornaments, playing staccato, etc.. For a person who reads music, or who is willing to put in the effort to learn to read music, it could be considered a very good tutorial and collection, complete in itself. It is a little strange, that it seems to be put together backwards, but then, it was a single person who had this bound for themselves and so they did it the
  8. Today, March 12, I have added another 10 pages of the book which you can find and download for free at my website http://www.juliettedaum.com/index.html Juliette
  9. Hi All, I've just added another 10 pages of music from the "CONCERTINA" book and I hope to have some move ready soon. Thanks for your encouragement and the kind remarks. I will record the excercises and post those in the near future, probably as Youtube videos so you can see how they can be played. I have several other old books, two from 1843, one from 1850, and one from 1854 that I will copy and put up on my website after I finish this book. I'm working on my own idea of an English Concertina Tutor which will be available on my website for free and will be followed up with You
  10. Hello again, I've just uploaded 10 more pages and added the names of the songs next to the link to their page. Have a nice day, Juliette
  11. Hello Seanc, On the main page of my site I put up a picture of the book and there is a link next to it. If you have visited my website before your memory might still have the old index page in it. Click reload and the updated page should come up. Thanks and Enjoy! Juliette
  12. Thanks to the kindness of Alan Day for sharing this book with me, I have been able to scan and place on the internet, a wonderful collection of music for concertina along with excercises and other helps to learning and performing on the concertina. This book really shows the very high level of playing during the later part of the 19th century. I would have loved to have found such pieces available at the time I got serious about learning the concertina 8 years ago. My father searched but couldn't find anything like this. You can see and download the first 20 pages of music at my
  13. Hi Neil, Here are some videos that show me playing an English concertina with thumb and wrist straps. They are red leather, so it should be pretty easy to pick them out. I have two other concertinas that had wrist straps and I took them off and I have one that never had wrist straps. I like them on the large Wheatstone Bass/Baritone, but don't use them on the treble or the two Tenor/Trebles that I play. The Bass/Baritone is kind of big and heavy, so it does give me a little security while playing, but I probably could manage alright without. I don't think it's a big issue whethe
  14. gibet_b' date='Jan 8 2008, I think that the concertina is a good choice for many types of music, not just "traditional" or "classical". It's good, when you have learnt the basics, and made further progress, to push the boundaries. It's my plan. I hope I will be able to "push the boundaries". I think it's perfectly possible : i heard somebody try to play "La valse d'Amélie" by Yann Tiersen (from the "Amélie Poulain" soundtrack) and it was very interesting... It's possible but if i will be able to match the challenge. For the moment, I seek for a repertoire of songs that i will be able
  15. Hi Mark, I did mention in my original post on this thread that the sound wasn't the same as on my CD's. But I see that I didn't make it very clear that these were recorded, my CD's, with ribbon microphones and preamplifiers that were carefully placed to reduce the echo's of the recording chamber. So the sound won't be the same as in the videos and I think you will be able to hear the notes more clearly on the CD's. I was hoping that if people would like my playing on the videos, that they would go to my website at < www.juliettedaum.com > and there they could hear excerpts and bet
  16. Hi folks, I recorded several pieces yesterday and put them up on Youtube so you can see and hear me play. The sound isn't so much like on my CD's because it is just the microphone that is built into the video camcorder, but you'll get an idea anyway. You will also get an idea of the size of the instrument I play, it is a bit larger than a standard treble concertina L'ENFANT DEMON </a> Cancion de cuna </a> Fandanguillo </a> please visit my website at www.juliettedaum.com I plan to put a couple more on soon, and I really hope you like th
  17. I am confused by this statement of yours [How do you get Spanish music?] I think that Mallorca is a part of Spain. Bartolome Calatayud was, I believe, a Spaniard and so how can the music he wrote not be Spanish? I think to most of the world, the sound of his music will be associated with Spain. However, please listen to the music first and then if it sounds Irish, I'll be glad to change my description of it and acknowledge my mistake. Juliette hoping to correct a possible misunderstanding, Hi tamborileru, I must apologize for my answer to your post. i think that I
  18. I have long been interested in this but I wonder if the question is "how many of them have survived?" If you look at the old pictures of concertina bands they seem common there and there were plenty of bands in the North of England. In the post -band era,a bass or bass baritone would not have been a particularly instrument to have.Where could you play one if there is no band to play in..........I could imagine these large instruments just being put out with the junk. Regards Robin PS Lovely playing Juliette. Hi Robin, Thank
  19. I play the piece at approximately the recommended speed. But I know that there are others recorded it faster than I did. But maybe they never actually heard a real bumblebee the way I have. I have often sat in the garden where I live and listened to the bees and they buzz at about the speed I tried to capture. I did record it about twenty seconds faster, but chose the slower version instead. Some recordings I've heard just seem a blur of notes and also in some recordings it seems like a lot of the notes are missing. I have a copy of the Fayre Four Sisters playing the "Flight of the Bum
  20. I would like to point out that my new CD includes an entire disc of Bass Baritone concertina being played. This is connected in a way to the thread that appeared here some time ago about a FOOT BASE concertina being played along with a treble concertina. The difference is that i am playing the base parts along with the upper melodies and chords at the same time and on only one instrument without a foot base. I believe there is no other recording in existence of a bass baritone concertina being played in this way. Actually i think there are only a few of these bass baritone concertinas that
  21. I am confused by this statement of yours [How do you get Spanish music?] I think that Mallorca is a part of Spain. Bartolome Calatayud was, I believe, a Spaniard and so how can the music he wrote not be Spanish? I think to most of the world, the sound of his music will be associated with Spain. However, please listen to the music first and then if it sounds Irish, I'll be glad to change my description of it and acknowledge my mistake. Juliette
  22. I’ve just recorded “The Flight of the Bumblebee|” by Rimsky Korsakov. I recorded it with a Wheatstone Aeola Tenor Treble made in 1925. It is available as a download at my updated website: < www.juliettedaum.com > It was fun, but a lot harder than I first thought it would be. Thanks to those who thought I could do it. I really appreciate any feedback from C.netters…….. Juliette p.s. I also recorded a video of ":The Flight of the Bumblebee" and I hope to have it on "YouTube" shortly.
  23. Hi everybody, I’ve just recorded a new CD using a Wheatstone Bass Baritone Aeola. I believe this the first and only recording using this range of concertina in such a way. I really hope that you enjoy it. At the same time I also recorded the same music on a Tenor Treble Wheatstone Aeola from 1925. There is a lot of difference in the feel and sound of the two instruments and so the two CDs will each give a different musical experience as well as allowing aficionados to compare the two sounds of the instruments. The higher pitched recording I call Picante and the bass recording I cal
  24. Hi C.net’ers, I have put two concertinas for sale on eBay. One is an old German or French Anglo that is very unusual and is decorated beautifully with hand engraved silver inlays inlayed into rosewood ends and sides. It will go off the auction in about two days. I hope this information might be of interest to someone here on C.net. It is very definitely a collector’s instrument and I think it should be on display in a museum somewhere though it could be restored. I think it is in B”flat and D, but don’t quote me on this. You can see it here……………. http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dl
  25. New Concertina CD by Juliette: Hello Concertina.net! I want to thank all the people who have purchased my first CD “Juliette et la Concertina”. I really appreciate the support and the many encouraging comments I’ve received. You are all very important to me. Now I want to let everyone know my new CD, “Juliette’s Bachs of Truffles”, has just been finished and is available on my web site <www.juliettedaum.com>. There you will also find some downloads of my music including excerpts from my playing of J.S. Bach’s music. I think it is important to point out that this is
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