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Henrik Müller

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    I don't know Noel's thoughts on the matter, but...

    If Noel -- or any teacher -- wants to teach specific techniques or styling, I would imagine that it could be a great hindrance to have students who have already taught themselves
    techniques/styling, through practicing without instruction before the class starts.

    Yup, exactly.


    On the other hand, if one was to learn the tunes' raw "skeleton" only, I can see it as a help.

    Then there will be one thing less to fight. The risk is, of course, that there may be different skeletons...



  2. ... I did a bit of "previewing" beforehand, with "Google Streetview".



    Coincidentally, I saw my first "Google mapping" car when I was on my trip to the SSI, in the vicinity of the Castle at Helsingor, though I've seen them in West Clare since.

    Yup - I see saw one in Lund, a month ago.

    They've "done" some DK and SE cities/towns.


    But in West Clare?


    Ah - I can see it now:


    "Google Street View takes you to the End of the World" :P



  3. Looks like i've just missed it! Will re consult my Mum's old maps at the weekend - should hopefully make it back to Commercial Road before long!



    I also made it to the Horniman museum for the first time a couple of weeks back and the concertina display was fantastic!




    I did a similar "pilgrimage" when I was in London to see my daughter early last month.

    But I did a bit of "previewing" beforehand, with "Google Streetview".


    A couple of examples (parts of screen dumps from Streetview):


    The George Tavern:



    A bit more west, Sydney Street:



    This way you can do a survey and decide if something is worth a trip or not. Or simply check, beforehand,

    how things look, if you are new to a place.


    Charles Wheatstone's home can be seen this way (19, Park Cresent, Paddington, near Regent's Park tube).


    "Street View" is an extension of Goggle Maps, based on full panoramic photographs, taken approx. every 30 ft

    in all major (and even many minor) streets in most major cities in many parts of the world.


    Go to the Google Maps site, zoom to England, zoom in on London till you see Regnts Park tube station/

    Marylebone Road.


    If you grab the little orange man on top of the zoom in/out lever and hold him in the map, all streets

    which are photographed will turn blue. Now drop him in Park Cresent, like this:



    Wham - you are there! Navigate by clicking the arrows (or use Up/Down keys). Pan by dragging the "world"

    with the mouse or the Left/Right keys. Page Up/Page Down keys will pan vertically.


    (The blue Wheatstone plaque is almost hidden behind the pillars you stand right in front).


    Here's a task: have a peek at the Lachenal address in Northington Street. You can't go there, it's too small,

    put you can look into the road from John Street.


    Have fun!


    I did go to the Horniman myself. Brilliant concertina exhibition. Item 57 (Wheatstone baritone) intriged me:

    it had much wider horizontal spacing than all other instruments.


    Some nutter, like me, must have ordered it as a custom job...



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