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  1. [quote name='Kautilya' date='09 November 2009 - 05:55 AM' timestamp='1257764113'

     

    Doesn't like .png screen grab either, but this time

     

    Paul, perhaps it's a bug. Just tried uploading same file on another forum (I did not post as they will think I have gone more mad than I am....) and it went up fine. It was the png green scrab file. :unsure:

  2. [quote name='Kautilya' date='09 November 2009 - 05:55 AM' timestamp='1257764113'

     

    Doesn't like .png screen grab either, but this time it showed me a nice rising number till it hit my file size of 207k ;)

     

    CONCERTINA ANGLO WHEATSTONE.png

     

    This upload failed

     

    I was trying to upload this Dublin Wheatstone ... ebay 170403647973

  3. Jim, you may have used all your file space allocation. I believe their is a limit per member.

    Don't think so.

    My "Manage Attachments" page tells me,

    "You have used 3.48MB of 4.88MB

    You have 58 attachments (71% used)"

    And here under this composition panel it says,

    "Used 0bytes of your 4.39MB global upload quota (Max. single file size: 4MB)"

    Aside from the disagreement between the two reports, the file I'm uploading is 98 Kb, so well below my limit, regardless of which of those numbers is correct. And didn't Paul say that he has just upped everyone's quota? This is my first upload attempt since he said that.

     

    Once again I tried uploading that file, with the same result. The upload seems to proceed just fine; it indicates that it's finished, waits several seconds, and then changes the green background of the status field to "red" (pink, actually) and displays the message "This upload failed". So it seems to me that there's something "rotten", and it's not here in Denmark. ;)

    NOt a rotten Danish without raisins, maybe just a bridge too far - our efforts are perhaps dangling somewhere between the Øresundsbroen, the Öresundsbron or Øresundsbron B) and my upload box standing is way below that allocated by God (not Theo) :ph34r:

  4. Interesting that this guy's id is nutcocoa and Chris Algar's is cocoa111. Could this be a deliberate similarity to confuse the unwary?

     

    Meanwhile, I'd say posting an item to an auction site and stating in big flashing letters that he won't actually auction it indicates a certain amount of chutzpah. Well, it could be stupidity...

     

    jdms

    I know I have suggested it before but I will suggest it again -- it would be good if the offending ebay details and photo are cut and pasted into our warning messages or we don't know what they were as they are deleted by the time the warning has gone out.....

     

    I copied their (nutcocoa) ebay details page, pasted into word doc, saved it and then tried to attach the (167kb) file below but it refused sayin this upload failed... aaagggghhhh! can't work out why ... B)

     

    You can't attach word files. Too much possibility of spreading a virus/trojan. It should only be done as a small heavily compressed image... I have limited hard drive space on the server so it's best to keep this in mind and keep attachments as small and efficient as possible, especially in cases like this where image quality is definitely not a concern.

     

    Thanks,

     

    Paul

    ah! Understood. Tho I find it won't allow .jpg pic either Paul?

     

    Jim - sounds like u are the expert for that project! :D :D

  5. Just used my Maplin Air duster (bought for computer keyboard) to remove external dust from bellows' folds and it worked far far better than a brush -- and also cleared gussets.

     

    I see it is on offer at Maplin at moment to Dec 24 09 for 7 quid.

     

    http://www.maplin.co.uk/Module.aspx?ModuleNo=25351&source=2001&doy=search

     

    lots of Maplin shops around to avoid postage. of course u can also order fibreglass pen to clean off rust and gunge off your reeds! :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

  6. Interesting that this guy's id is nutcocoa and Chris Algar's is cocoa111. Could this be a deliberate similarity to confuse the unwary?

     

    Meanwhile, I'd say posting an item to an auction site and stating in big flashing letters that he won't actually auction it indicates a certain amount of chutzpah. Well, it could be stupidity...

     

    jdms

    I know I have suggested it before but I will suggest it again -- it would be good if the offending ebay details and photo are cut and pasted into our warning messages or we don't know what they were as they are deleted by the time the warning has gone out.....

     

    I copied their (nutcocoa) ebay details page, pasted into word doc, saved it and then tried to attach the (167kb) file below but it refused sayin this upload failed... aaagggghhhh! can't work out why ... B)

  7. Thanks, Paul, that's absolutely made my day.

     

    4.gif

     

    Chris

     

    My pleasure. But don't forget, he who giveth can also take away. I take great pleasure in being a vengeful, wrathful, and impulsive forum deity.

     

    Paul

     

    Paul - don't know how this earlier post vanished but roughly it said - tks for such a lot of work by you and congratulations on update - onward and upward!

  8. It's available in Aldi, in Ireland, as well - but for €13. Yet the exchange rate has the GBP at about €1.11. So it's a better buy in England.

     

    No surprise there. Ireland is the rip-off country.

    BUT will it do the tuning business? - got caught out before with one which would only tune stringed instruments - limited "pinger"!

  9. How can I get the old style view of all the replies in the FORUM I'm reading. I HATE this only showing the "Threads" business. It takes forever to navigate.

     

     

    Well, the upgrade seemed to ge pretty well. It's a BIG upgrade, so please just take your time to learn it (I have no idea what's new either). I'll try to restore the logo and ads as soon as I can figure out how...

     

    Thanks for your patience,

     

    Paul

     

    Seems to be globally set now in your options. I always had mine set to "forum" view so I didn't know what you're talking about... perhaps you had yours set to linear or whatever? Click the triangle next to your name at top right of page, My Settings, Forums tab, then try changing the Topic Display Mode at the bottom.

     

    Paul

    Onward and upward Paul! must have been lots of work for you so tks. :)

  10. It looks great on my mobile phone! (Phone is my only internet, now.)

    I MUST BE DREAMING

    I wanted to (mischievously) contribute something to the violin debate on Beethhoven and Concertina and I moved into a new galaxy and see what led me here to this new level of consciousness:

     

    http://www.dreamjournal.net/index.cfm/do/journal.getdream/dream_id/23795

     

    Interesting new clothes and the coatstand is rather intriguing....! :D

     

    Must get to bed and dream some more in the hope the [new?]Search engine will live up to the new image!

     

    LOVE THE CALENDAR and right at the top - maybe it was there before (!?) but it is just what one needs for events when one is travelling around and want some musical company and entertainment.Hope it is easy for people to fill in regularly.

    DEAD EASY CALENDAR

    Just posted ICA pre AGM and AGM details for Friday/Saturday Nov 6 and 7 Cleckheaton... :)

  11. It looks great on my mobile phone! (Phone is my only internet, now.)

    I MUST BE DREAMING

    I wanted to (mischievously) contribute something to the violin debate on Beethhoven and Concertina and I moved into a new galaxy and see what led me here to this new level of consciousness:

     

    http://www.dreamjournal.net/index.cfm/do/journal.getdream/dream_id/23795

     

    Interesting new clothes and the coatstand is rather intriguing....! :D

     

    Must get to bed and dream some more in the hope the [new?]Search engine will live up to the new image!

     

    LOVE THE CALENDAR and right at the top - maybe it was there before (!?) but it is just what one needs for events when one is travelling around and want some musical company and entertainment.Hope it is easy for people to fill in regularly.

  12. I went through the same process for Anglo and also found John William's DVD helpful. I think the world is ready for equivalent tutor books for English and Duet concertinas.

     

    Excellent post Priscilla!

     

    I have been switching around too, for chord charts particularly (and some tunes), between Mike Bramich's and one from the West Country Concertina Players, Ins and OUts of the Anglo Concertina (which members get, but it is not for sale directly) and Bob Kail's "The best concertina method - yet!". Though I found the latter a little short in the introductory section so I put it back on the shelf, but looking again at some of the initial simple toons in it, perhaps I should follow your lead and revisit.

     

    I thought I was doing the wrong thing flitting about, as one comes across views about one way being better for beginners than another, so your experience is reassuring. I will have to start saving up for Frank Edgeley's as it would no doubt also get hit by import VAT, a postal admin charge for collecting the VAT plus the delivery cost from over the pond might push up its price to around $50 or $60 US...

    I also need to revisit (aurally!) Alan Day's tutor which works by ear not sight!

     

     

    tks again!

  13. There's a great, wonderful-smelling and germ-killing spray made by Young Living Essential Oils called 'Thieves.'

     

    It sprays a very fine, well-dispersed mist, with a real 'zap,' so it's not too wet.

     

    Would work well sprayed inside the concertina case. Not sure I'd spray it on the tina itself. (I use it to spray toothaches, mostly!)

     

    It's kind of pricey, but not really... I use my own homemade sprays with vinegar & etc. (clove oil) for most things, but for some things, only the 'Thieves' spray seems right.

     

    Safe to inhale it, of course.

     

    Spices are great -- in fact, I have used dry ground cinnamon on some things, too, to clean. That might not work on a concertina, though...

     

    Anyway, YLEO -- Young Living -- is youngliving.com, then click to the products... the spray is there somewhere.

     

    Edit added:

    Note that the website has more than one product called 'Thieves' -- it's the spray, not the bottle of oil, I'm talking about.

    tks W!

  14. It got me thinking about dust....

     

     

    Would anyone be able to help me.....

     

    I knew there would be some aftermath from the large dust-storms over here in Australia, and I just happened to keep my window open throughout the days. Of course, the dust got in, and it's settled a fair bit on my concertina case.

     

    Any 'safe' remedies, or do I just go into my father's shed and rip up an old, torn singlet into a couple of rags and get wiping away?

     

    Cheers,

    Patrick

    They do say silk knickers don't scratch, whereas your old man's old string vest....... :ph34r:

  15. any patent remedies to stop (praps old) dust inside tina making you cough after playing for a short while?

     

    Good advice from Simon, but you might also consider getting yourself checked out. I had a similar problem last year which turned out to be asthma.

     

    THANKS Simon - will proceed.

    Theo - think not, hope not and pretty sure it is the box which is wheezing instead of me! :P

  16. The abc file for Oh! Dear, What Can The Matter Be with variations appears in the very first post of this thread!

     

    When I mentioned abc software I meant things like ABC Explorer or ABC Navigator 2. Either of these will allow you to loop tunes and adjust the tempo easily.

     

    To loop a single passage or phrase copy the file header into notepad (or any other text based editor) then copy the bit of tune you want to loop and paste it below the header text. Now select and copy the whole of the notepad text, go back to your ABC software, click new tune and paste the truncated version into the editor window and edit the title so you don't lose your practice piece. Have fun!

     

    Pete.

     

    Edited to add a link to the top post!

     

    Will have a go -- ta. :P

  17. I have been involved in the past with playing strict tempo dance music for the International Folk Dancing Association. When in the recording studio a stopwatch was used to check the accuracy/ timing of our playing (Rosbif) to ensure that it was absolutely correct for teaching purposes.

    When playing for dancing I closely watch the dancers to ensure that the music is being played at the correct speed. There are some dancers who will always request the dance to be faster or slower as a matter of taste. Sometimes in the same dance.

    When playing for listening I play the tune with very little thought to anyone actually dancing to it,I play it for listening enjoyment (hopefully). I am quite comfortable to putting a number of tunes together in a set that may be different speeds again because I feel it adds a bit of variety to the music. There are some listeners however that prefer the strict tempo music that will enable them to jump off the settee and start dancing.

    I am interested in your tastes on this subject.

    Alan

    THE BELLS! THE BELLS! (with apologies to Quasimodo

     

    I have seen someone very effectively using a palm held set of liittle twinkly bells and/or a tambourine to keep a group of c-players in time as the sound of the bells cuts through the c-music sound which can be diffuse (folk hitting notes at different speeds. The bell sound also seems to stimulate foot tapping... in time... and is a 'call' for dancers to risk the floor. oF course speeding up or slowing down the bells does same for players and dancers - the bells become a kind of anonymous unfrightening conductor..

  18. "Is it me ......., ...... or is C.net becoming boring?"

    Oh, it's you, Peter. It's definitely you.
    ;)
    :lol:

     

    So you wanna fight do you? OK. Why do small accordions get the crowd tapping faster and smiling more than English Concertinas at play ? (Notice I did not say anglos..... :P

     

    Evidence - the tinas were blown away when the quartet of accordions and melodeons started doing their stuff at Dave Lee's memorial - indeed, the tina players came alive and were tapping along ...

     

    I am going out now and may be some time......

  19. ............

    Adding it is simple - in the 1979 general election I canvassed on a motorbike and had a tape in the back box playing the Irish Washerwoman through a speaker mounted on the box! Never mind the Harley - wot abaht two Whooping Cranes doing the duelling banjo toon.... (Is there an ABC for duelling banjos to try on two Cranes or even anglos?)

    I haven't tried it, but here's one:

    http://www.thefatlute.com/viewsong.aspx?songid=986

     

    By the way would Harley Quinn; Jokers girlfriend, fit here? From Batman

     

    Thanks

    Leo :blink:

     

    BRILL Leo! desperate to get abc duelling going but now I can't get the abc box up ...aaaggghhh

    I'll ask Jack Nicholson about Quinn -- seems to be more of a connection between him and Julius Caesar (not Nero on the lyre)

    http://www.ksanti.net/free-reed/reviews/vi..._accordion.html

     

    got abc and banjos working - at least the first section (slowed down even slower!) ta again.

    In a few weeks be ready for a tina duel on skype.......

     

    BTW for anyone wanting more simple non-tina type toons there is also:

    http://abcnotation.com/browse/0169.html

  20. ... a Harley is something you have to experience just to say that you have.

     

    tina1_smaller.jpg

    Geoff Halford of Leicester Morris Men, playing a Harley.

     

    HARLEY OVER THE URALS

    I recognise the box but have you been able to find a date or catalogue number anywhere on the player to see if he is pre or post 1900?! If he is a Hornyman exhibit he certainly seems to be in fine fettle and getting regular use and maintenance -- looks to be quite a puller for any tinas in the crowd.

     

    Do Halfords service as well as sell their own brand of squeezergeezer or did he jus buy the company? :rolleyes:

  21. And before I get flamed, a Harley is something you have to experience just to say that you have. Maybe like a Maccann?

     

    And here's another Harley. And it is an experience, that's for sure!

     

     

    The concertina exhaust

    That is what is so good about this forum - new ideas come unexpectedly round the corner all the time!

     

    I was being asked about the uselessness of an electric sports bike which made no noise and I said the simple solution was to add a tape (or ipod player) with a speaker and put whatever exhaust noise u like on it to make sure the natives know you are coming.

     

    BUT - what better than a tina music exhaust with crescendo and diminuendo as you move up and down the revs!

    Adding it is simple - in the 1979 general election I canvassed on a motorbike and had a tape in the back box playing the Irish Washerwoman through a speaker mounted on the box! Never mind the Harley - wot abaht two Whooping Cranes doing the duelling banjo toon.... (Is there an ABC for duelling banjos to try on two Cranes or even anglos?)

     

    For those unaware here are some fast and big electric bikes --

  22. any patent remedies to stop (praps old) dust inside tina making you cough after playing for a short while?

     

    apart from opening up and mini-hoovering can one put some deodo safely/usefully sprayed from outside (praps some drops of lemon juice on the netting, just as one might put lemon in microwave to kill after-smell of microwaved fish).

     

    Had a go a few months ago on an accordion wot had not been used for years and within about five minutes the smell/air dust it was pumping out - moldy(not beer and spittoon)- had me hawking and I had to put it down and go and get a drink and some fresh air... :ph34r:

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