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  1. Kelteglow

    Vibrato on the concertina video

    So much rain and devastation since we were there.Bob
  2. The C/G is good for ITM and also for Morris (playing outside) a G/D does not have the same punch as the C/G . It has a better range than the G/D because from C you can play up two Sharps or down two flats .The C/G becomes a bit limited when harmony playing in D but then its a concertina not a piano accordion .Most players (look on this site ) find ways to produce fantastic music by perseverance and not everyone has more than one instrument to play. I am presently playing melody in F and Bb its challenging on the C/G. If you want to play in rows get more boxes . Bob
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    A better angel...

    I think the Concertina was made by "Hovis" "Hovis" The maker of Sliced Brown Bread.
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    Why is it so many people have to play at Break Neck Speed .
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    Concertina as a medical device?

    These hand supports are provided by the NHS to give my Thumbs support and they are excellent for keeping your hands warm when playing my Anglo.There is still room for the hand strap .Must have been designed by an Anglo player ! Bob
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    Concertina as a medical device?

    I have arthritis in my hands due to a lifetime of practical work.Thumb joints of the left hand are the worst although I am right handed I don't know about the vibrations but my Anglo gives me gentle exercise of my fingers . I still sometimes get pains in my Thumb joints and not quite sure if its playing my Anglo standing for Morris or other causes I wear hand protectors mostly to keep my hands warm so that they move better. I try not to play outside in winter. I do also believe that music keeps me occupied and happy.Which is so important for my over all peace of mind.Bob
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    Mohsen Amini

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    G/D Wanted

    Small G/D wheatstone wanted up to 30 to 36 buttons but no bigger than 6 inch across flats.Would prefer hand made reeds but may consider a good Hybrid.
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    The Gurnard Waltz

    Thanks Dave
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    Playing Standing

    Yes I don't think I could play that way near my ears especially indoors .Where I think I still have to use some form of footrest if standing ,.in order to give my wrists a rest.. Even though I wear hearing aids it was ok outside where the music tends to disappear into thin air .Bob
  11. My wrists have had a hard life and now are not so strong as they used to be .I love to play standing it allows me to direct the sound better than sitting .For the Morris I always stand and for a while used a foldable Guitar type step to allow me for short periods to rest the concertina on my knee.We have just returned from *Trevithick Day in Camborne the step just got in the way .For the first time ever I managed to play with my fore arms vertical so the concertina was level with my face no strain on the wrists and because it was a noisy festival ,the sound carried really well. I am going to practice using this position more often. How do others cope? * (Richard Trevithick the first Steam Engineer)
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    Playing Position for Left Handed players

    I balance right hand on right knee .Bob
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    What is folk music today? UK and USA

    In my part of the world Jody (Remember Tom Bawcock )In and around Penzance I can go out every night of the week and find a session also sessions in the daytime .Every kind of music is catered for there are also many song groups dance groups Ukulele and so on who play Folk including our own Cornish music . Penzance is better for retirement than job seeking .Many people who come on holiday enjoy the music so much that they move here permanently.Most of the people in our Morris group and session players are older and I think it is a very sociable thing to do especially when working life has ended .Folk to me is what folk play and in my generation for instance Pop songs of the past are now common in our sessions often mixed in with other music Irish, English ,Scottish , Breton ,Cornish ,Old Time American ,Bluegrass you name it there is a session and don't forget folk play Jazz as well .So I hope your music in the USA gets better attention Music is a big part of the next generations education so surely there is hope that things will improve .As for distances of travel well I don't have the answer to that but you are sure of a welcome in my neighbourhood. Bob
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    Lessons Perth WA

    Jody Kruskal does it online .www.jodykruskal.com.
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    iPad music score apps

    I am using old technology which after 10 years of use still works well .Its a filofax which I call my JOG book (to jog my memory ) I print all my songs and arrangements in Word then print them up to the edge of 6x4 "with an index .I often print them in A4 when I am playing them for the first time .I haven't fully got to grips with with modern technology .Bob