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About cboody

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    Chatty concertinist

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    English Concertina, Whistles, Hammered Dulcimer and all things musical
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  1. cboody

    Sporting Paddy

    Check these versions http://john-chambers.us/~jc/cgi/abc/find.cgi?P=Sporting+paddy&find=FIND&m=title&W=wide&scale=0.65&limit=1000&thresh=5&fmt=single&V=1&Tsel=tune&Nsel=0
  2. cboody

    Wheatstone 56 Button English Tenor Treble Aeola for Sale

    I had a chance to see, play, and listen to Pat play this instrument. It has been gone over by Greg Jowaisas, and play very well indeed. Well in tune of course. Too close to something I own for me, but an excellent instrument in my opinion and worth the price.
  3. cboody

    Wheatstone 56 Button English Tenor Treble Aeola for Sale

    Looks good Pat. I’d like a chance to see it! We need to get together anyway....
  4. cboody

    Need some help, Pairing a tune with Scarborough Fair

    Spot on! 5 points!
  5. cboody

    Need some help, Pairing a tune with Scarborough Fair

    To muddy the waters in this discussion a bit: what version of Scarborough Fair are we talking about? On this side of the pond most people would think of the Simon and Garfunkel version. Does that now mean we should be matching it with an American tune? i understand and respect the idea of trying to keep traditions pure, but I also think there is considerable interpenetration of repertoires across what used to be called the British Isles. That said I also note that English repertoire stands somewhat more separate than Irish and Scottish. As I said a tough pancake. (Five points to the first person to identify my source for that).
  6. Abt possibility of a video?
  7. cboody

    More dumb questions about modes...

    For more an you want to know about modes check out Jack Campin’s wonderful "modes and tonality in Scottish music," complete with extensive examples. http://www.campin.me.uk/Music/Modes/
  8. I can’t get to the very useful listing of all things unread that was available. Where did it go?
  9. cboody

    Lilypond Vs. Abc?

    Nice summary. Be interested to know what things required you to use Musescore.
  10. cboody

    Cute Lachenal 20-Key Miniature For Sale

    This is the upper part of the keyboard ' starting on the first C on the right side' of a normal 48 treble. Ah! Strange register....
  11. cboody

    Cute Lachenal 20-Key Miniature For Sale

    Err. About that fingering chart.... I think of C being on the left side. Straighten out my thinking please...
  12. Well, part of the issue here is that you selected a relatively low pitch to look at. The preferred length for a given note with a given reed size and thickness gets progressively more problematic as the notes get lower, what’s wanted is a significantly longer reed, which will in turn have issues with speed of response. So, all of the reed lengths are compromises of various sorts. The first tenancy is increased first harmonic, and the next is Increased second harmonicas you see here. I’ve insufficient recollection of the details of vibration of concertina reeds to-provide chapter and verse, but if you want to prove your thesis I’d suggest trying A4 and perhaps some other notes. You may be correct for the given note, but incorrect for the instrument in general.
  13. Contact Greg Jowaisas in Covington KY. He might. Tunes concertina reeded instruments beautifully.
  14. cboody

    Frank Butler, Concertina Mini-Tunes

    I think the error is in the reader on the iPad, jot your transcription. Checking will have to wait. My wife is suddenly hospitalized.
  15. cboody

    Frank Butler, Concertina Mini-Tunes

    Might have been the &. I'll Take You Home Again...reads. Speaking of which there appears to be an error in measure nine voice two. I didn't check carefully. Got to crash.