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SIMON GABRIELOW

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  1. The delay of my own very slow online video connection is so bad I would probably play one note on a Monday - and it would get broadcast the next year! So I will not be abe to do anything for online.
  2. Sounds like me with my well criticised extremely loose fitting style of holding my Anglo concertina - all fingers inside straps! Hand is very free to move about as result [may be different on English I expect]!๐Ÿ˜Š
  3. I once saw a record (78)..of a music played on a musical saw . .one of those that you play with a bow like violin, in a second hand shop..the music on a 78 .. never bought it but was tempted! ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š You need a deck with 78 rpm on it ..best of luck
  4. I have used a substance called plastic coating on wood veneer surface ( available in UK) it consists of a resin and hardener to mix in.. on my boxes of veneered work it has lasted for decades.. and preserves the colour of the wood very nicely. Very little is required to seal the surface.
  5. He is pretending to play it like he is using one of those "chest expanders" that were the rage decades ago.. looked like spring you pulled between your arms, and pulled in and out.. to strengthen your muscles . !๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜Š
  6. I think you adapt to the different layouts as you need to by necessity . As for Hohner branded Anglos . I have no problems .. but as for other makes. I admit I do not know for certainty, as to button spacing. Must be similar with other instruments as well, having to slightly change fingers and feel in another instrument.
  7. Good to know this as my first anglo was made in that part of Germany๐ŸŒ
  8. Try the old fashioned "rubato" routine if you are transitioning to a slower part of music.. that is making a note a bit longer than written, just enough to emphasise it.. then it gives you a breathing space to change to slower legato technique Also useful when playing faster phrasing ahead in music also.
  9. The hohner company no longer exists but an Italian company uses some of the machinery that Brunner Mรบsica [the ones that often made the concertinas/ with hohner name on and Stagi ] had used - and make their units now in Italy [featured by one of our members on this C.net site] maybe they will have some reeds? and may be very similar? [Concertina Italia]. I have my own hohner branded [ Italian made] Anglo 30 key - which I have owned now for 25 plus years. [ steel reeds also]. At that time I got spare buttons sent free from a company that is no longer in business [ Brunner musica] - so the company above may be best now.
  10. You will never want to put it down now you have begun playing concertina - and it will become your next best friend๐Ÿ˜Š
  11. OOOh you have that really deep Bass C reoccurring in the tune [I see] how lovely ๐Ÿ˜Š
  12. I think they [Anglos] and concertinas generally surprise a lot of people with their capabilities considering their relatively small size.
  13. So very cheerful and full toned - it seems that a whole orchestra emanates from that melodious little box๐Ÿ˜Š
  14. I would say best to arrange purchasing concertinas by contacts on this Concertina Net. ? Then at least you know they will usually respond and have an existing verified profile.
  15. I would say it is generally easier to use your camera's own audio for recording the performances. The audio microphone on most cameras should be more than good enough for the sound to be reproduced . Also this avoids the need to clip on microphones directly, and so enable a more relaxed experience in playing them. you can always process the audio track separately later on [ if need be] using audio software, to perhaps reduce noise, or add resonance to the sound.
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