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jggunn

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About jggunn

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  • Birthday 06/22/1933

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    English concertina
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    Georgetown Maine

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  1. I think Klezmer works very well on the English -- as all Middle Eastern tunes do -- such as Miserlou.
  2. the problem is the Anglo. The English puts dogs to sleep.
  3. Does anyone play the melody for accompaniment rather than chords? If so, how is it done? Note for note with the voice or how? Are there any examples to listen to? Thanks
  4. what was the last year that Lachenal edeophones had bowing valves
  5. When were bowing valves last installed in the Edeophone?
  6. Great as always. I would be interested in the bit of history about the accompaniment you mentioned
  7. I think you are probably asking for too much, that is, a vintage instrument that fulfills the requirements you indicate. You might find a tutor model of a Lachenal for that price but it would not likely, for example, be something you would want to keep for a long time. But look at the website of Chris Algar in the UK or contact Greg Jowaisis at gjowaisis@fiopticscam1 or search his page on this site
  8. Some very nice melodies are often hidden behind music that played at a high speed
  9. salt air is not the problem. The problem is humidity.
  10. It is difficult to generalize about the USA. The Albany NY area where I lived for many years still thrives -- for example, The Old Songs Festival. I also lived in Davis CA for many years, and folk music is strong there. I now live in the Brunswick/Bath area of Maine, which I would consider healthy with folk/traditional music. I think that what obscures the decline in some areas is the fact that anyone with a guitar who sings personal folksy sounding songs is likely to class themselves as folk singers when they may not really know the traditional music well, if at all.
  11. I had a midi built from a shell by Chris Algar and constructed at Accordion Magic in the UK. I do not use it a great deal but it is fun to play a violin and dozens of other instruments on a concertina but also to transpose from a treble concertina to a baritone etc. Paul Hardy also has one of these instruments.
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