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Clive Thorne

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  • Birthday 05/03/1957

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    2023 update:
    Mostly English Dance Music, in a harmonic style.
    also starting to play for singing
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    Northamptonshire, UK

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  1. Doesn't cross the Atlantic too well!
  2. I would say make your default to lift the finger on a direction change. If you then want to selectively keep the button down for effect then it is a fairly easy thing to do. If you make keeping it on during the reversal your default then taking it off on occasions is more difficult. Personally I nearly always take the finger off, as I think that it sound snappier. If you really want the lagato effect then you're better off finding the reversal note on another button in the same direction (if it exists).
  3. The thing is that, yes, they are different, but 90% or so of the notes (on a 30 key) are in the same place in both systems, so nothing like as dramatic as the difference between B/C and C#/D melodeons (If trying to play in D). That would be more like comparing a C/G anglo with a Bb/F anglo for playing in the key of D.
  4. The problem I have with salvage hunters, bargain hunt, antiques road trip etc. is that the people all know that they are on the telly, which I am sure affects the negotiation process and the final agreed price. After all, no one want to look like a pratt on the telly.
  5. He's managing very well, given the state of the straps.
  6. Good job he's not trying to set up business in Australia!
  7. Seems an awful lot of effort to make something that sounds Awful!
  8. Keep your fingers moving! Drumming the finger tips as quickly as you can and individually. Also some stretching exercises to improve yor span. (It might not actually increase your span, but will make reaching it more comfortable).
  9. Melodeon (probably my first instument, though I pick the anglo up more these days), and a bit of bass guitar. - And I played a bit of trumpet in my 40s.
  10. I have done similar, excepth the the splint was with 24 hour araldite, with a few individual stands of fibre glass imbedded in it. Needed a bit of tidying up and sanding afterwards, but so far holding up well.
  11. Even if it were a Crabb it would likely still be a mighty fine instrument.
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