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  1. There's a tune called The New York Yankees Polka available as sheet music for the chemnitzer http://www.concertinamusic.com
  2. Once I told a colleague poet of mine that I play the concertina and the organetto. He was not surprised because he never could have imagined me playing a guitar. My musical interests started with the blues and cajun music zydeco and tex mex and all kind of folk music from all over the world. Not only folk music as it is played but also the social context of it and the changes in the music after a change int hat particular context. Compare p e pre war and post war cajun music or fado or rembetica and there is still a lot more to discover.
  3. I also stumbled across these clips on YouTube a few weeks back - I found this clown very disturbing and unsettling for some reason - so much so that I went to other clips after just watching for a few seconds. Steve Some people fear clowns to death, it's called coulrophobia.
  4. I play an EC for many years now and an organetto as well. The keyboard of an EC can not be described in piano terms because its alternating between the left and right hand. A G on the right hand side will be followed by an A on the left hand side. If you play from sheet music all notes between the lines are on the right hand side hand, all notes going through the lines are on the left hand side. To me it is the most logical lay out of all keyboards, but maybe a Wicki - Hayden lay out is even more logical. I hope to find out in a few months. There are some good EC tutors free to download, have a go!
  5. Here you can find all melodies as PDF or as ABC's http://www.simonplantinga.nl/hbc.html
  6. I play a Hohner English for about 27 years and it is still in a good condition and the sound is okay.
  7. Thanks Chris, no need to invent the wheel for a second time I suppose?
  8. Wheatstone actually patented such a system in the 1840's. (Fourth claim on p.9, and in figure 13 of the 1844 patent-- see http://www.concertina.com/wheatstone/Wheat...041-of-1844.pdf ) I've been thinking and drawing and plotting how to use a variant to produce a single reeded, but bisonoric (same note from same reed on push and pull) bass. I even went so far as to buy a set of organ reeds to experiment with. Early Wheatstone basses seem to have used harmonium reeds, so my idea doesn't seem too far fetched. My designs need four valves per note. I'm not sure that the channel construction is significantly more complex than the usual reed pan+action board. I have been thinking about the same matter, some reed organs were operated by push and/or draw wind, they were rather complex in their construction. Is it not possible to use idioglottic reeds as in the sheng? Concerning the keyboard lay out would a B or C Griff as a lay out for duet concertinas make sense? Because one plays a concertina just for the sound of it, not for the complexity of the system!
  9. Norwegian music has quite a bit of these "quarter tones" (here we call them crooked). I know at least one good box player here, who has a retuned box to catch these. I know Mats Eden has a melodeon tuned in quarter tone intervals, but he is from Norway and there is Lillebror Vasaassen who uses a one row tuned in partials of a given scale.
  10. In Willie Green's Zydeco Band (Arhoolie Records: Zydeco - Volume One: The Early Years 1961 ) Green plays an anglo concertina.
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