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  1. Zero interest, guess it's time for ebay. I would have gone lower.. oh well somebody missed out. Maybe it's because I live in the US
  2. Price is $200 plus shipping. If that's too much, tell me how much lower to go. No love for a Rochelle?
  3. Sale now pending. Somebody got a good deal.
  4. I don't think this year, but since I now have a concertina AND Melodeon, it's a shame not to get to see other players and enjoy listening and playing.
  5. Hi- The sale of this book is pending payment. Thank you. Steve
  6. When I first saw that many harmonica players, I was sure it was going to be a mess. It actually sounded pretty clean. Sorry I didn't respond to your question.
  7. Old stuff for you maybe... Nice to learn from another instrument like the melodeon.
  8. The most recent couple of versions of Windows Media Player slow down without pitch change too. View, Enhancements, Play speed settings. Free download "Audacity" also does it AFAIK. Tom Close to my solution, I ripped them to mp3 with Nero, now play them back 1/2 speed with MP. Like night and day, they were recorded at speed, way too fast for instruction. At 1/2 it is managable to learn from. Amazing slow downer os awesome, but a $50 investment for the full and more useful version.
  9. Honestly for a complete beginner I would say the Williams DVD so they get to imitate the posture etc. Later it doesn't matter so much, and may decide to change how they hold it anyway. But if giving to a child for example, a visual reference can help
  10. I have been using it on and off, and like it. It's also great for an "unindexed reference" for triplets, runs and variations. Mr. Lynch is a fierce player, but I haven't used the cd as much as would have liked to, as I keep the book in the shed, where there's no power for the portable cd player I don't have..... Is there a slower version or just up tempo?
  11. I believe it is best that it's all by ear. It's pretty good, I'll listen to some of the samples and practice them.
  12. I missed the 28b Jones on ebay, so I ordered this to console myself... 110 Concertina Tunes and the CD.. Any thoughts? Seems great, I really need to hear a tune to make it sound right, and the player on the CD seems very good.
  13. Well anyway looking forward to getting the c/f, and it will be fun to experiment. There isn't going to be much out there written for a c/f, and for some reason I am tempted to learn to read for it rather than pretend it's a d/g. A c/f will play key of G, but I won't be using the bass buttons much. I still play my concertina, just needed a change.
  14. I always try to play as much as I can on the pull now. Push is a neccessary motion to get back to pulled notes. I like legato of pulled notes more than the bounce of in and out, but both have their place.
  15. http://www.trekzakpagina.nl/songs.php Whats so bad about the samples here under the French music? A lot of these tunes are abused anyway, the nature of folk music. I'll compare versions anyway. Midis are from h*ll but the mp3s are ok, and there is a skeleton of the tune in pdf to assist. It actually seems all right, and I considered learning to read for the c/f rather than d/g, but my instincts are to learn to read and pull chords for the d/g. What do you think?
  16. Thanks for help so far. Probably I'll leave the tuning alone... I have some window of opportunity since it's in the shop, but anyway... If you are talking abput the blonde one for over $300? Well it WAS NOT in tune and it was not serviced by any "professional" repair person. It was in my possession 1 day before it was shipped out for repair. Not a great bargain, don't feel too bad. I was burnt a bit, the instruments description was cut and pasted from somewere else. Cosmetically it is good though, except for the broken button which I wasn't told about.
  17. Is this site... http://www.trekzakpagina.nl/songsdiversen.php showing examples of the pdf versions of the song with a "turned" or flipped reed reversal? Please help lol. I have (will have) a c/f and want to know if it's worth having the reed flipped.
  18. If you had a friend who slowed down the tune for you to learn, is that against nature too?
  19. stevejay

    E Bay

    I understood all of this until I read this thread.
  20. What can I get for 1K to $1200?? Seems I better stay put unless you have any suggestions. PM me with an offer if possible if you want. Happy New Year btw!
  21. Analyzing Laurel and Hardy is like trying to psychoanalyze Fred's motivations in an episode of the Flintstones. Some things are just not worth doing, but then again it depends on what you might be smoking at the moment. JJ
  22. Artists Only by the Talking Heads I don't have to prove...that I am creative! I dont' have to prove...that I am creative! If that makes sense you probably have a musician's soul at the least.
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