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  1. Hello Sebastian.  I thought I'd PM you so as not to clog the thread.  From what I gather from the web, ( the information is sparse and somewhat conflicting) The "Tromba" refers to the notes of a non-valved horn such as a bugle ( harmonics only).  The main string passes over a "buzzing" (or "rattling" depending on how it is adjusted) bridge, one foot of which is set to just clear the sound board.  It's this that I thought I heard in Fane's music.





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  2. Yes. In German it's called "nuns' trumpet". 😃 But I wonder: I never encountered monks using horns!? (Maybe it relates to cornetts? But still ...) Thank you, I'll take a look at them.
  3. Very nice! I toyed a bit with Paulstretch filters when a tune was to simple. What kind of filters did you use? @wunks A tromba marina, or how is it called in English?
  4. Yes. For example to follow the moving school holidays. :)
  5. Alas! It's at the same weekend as the german concertina meeting near Munich.
  6. When I started to play the concertina, I toyed a bit with an Anglo, too. But I quickly let it rest in its box, because it was boring (or too complicated for my brain) and not fun to play. It was a good move to try it, and an even better to let it go. 😊
  7. Sebastian

    button layout and accompaniment on 20b Anglo

    You might want to go to mel.net and search there for the term "dutch reversal".
  8. Sebastian


    If you read german, you might be interested in the Höselbarth-Anweisung (I learned to play by it) and maybe in my Konzertina spielen lernen.
  9. Yes. It hast two reeds per note, tuned (more or less) an octave apart.
  10. I disagree. I think the difference in sound between the G row in your example and the G row in my example is quite clear. The G row on a CG 20 button concertina is not always "quite squeaky" and doesn't have to be.
  11. No, it isn't, I disagree. Compare for example this version of the Marino Waltz. I did play it on the G-row of a C/G 20 button concertina. The melody runs up to the high g, but I wouldn't describe it as "squeaky".
  12. Sebastian

    Scholer Concertina

    Scholer concertinas are GDR-made two-row concertinas (different notes on push and pull). They can be single-reeded or double-reeded. Some are triple-reeded in the low register (to increase responsiveness). Usually the number of bellows sections indicate the number of reeds per note. The older ones have wooden levers, the newer metal ones. I myself use a double-reedet somewhat later Scholer concertina with limited button travel, labeled "Silvetta", from the now defunct company. I am happy with it. You can find some playing examples on my YT-channel.
  13. Yes, you need an c# when the tune modulates into D major (normally from G major). The most elegant solution for this would be to obtain a G/D concertina, if you don't have the option to transpose the tune from G major to C major. (There are other uses for c#, but I rarely encounter them.)