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Ethan Ham

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About Ethan Ham

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    Cooking, board games, and of course... concertinas.
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    Peoria, Illinois
  1. Just saw an anglo being played (soon after the party of adventurers enter the volcano) in the 1959 version of "Journey to the Center of the Earth."
  2. You might want to try concertinamusic.com, it's the site of the U.S. [Chemnitzer] Concertina Association.
  3. What Jody said. It's a little more of a challenge if you learn music from notation; it's like playing a piano, but all the notes in that score you're reading have moved on the instrument. Other than that - piece of cake. Glad to hear it! My main concern was what it would be like reading sheet music... I figured it would be fine playing the songs I had already learned (if I don't mind them in a different key). But I guess after a while the new note layout "clicks." Malcom, compared to my Hohner 20 button, the Rochelle is a joy. I had been using that Hohner when I took a lesson from Jody (which was incredibly useful & I know I need to schedule another one). Jody let me try out his Morse. Wow! What a difference! I can't yet justify the expense of a Morse, but there was no way I could go back to playing that Hohner--so Rochelle it is (for now).
  4. Thanks for sharing! I found some sheet music for it here and am happily learning the tune.
  5. I'm a beginner plugging away at learning the concertina on a Rochelle. Eventually I'd like to get a hybrid G/D concertina. How hard do people find changing the key of their instrument?
  6. I agree that you might want to re-think using PayPal. The only real disadvantage that I see is that you have to give a cut of the proceeds to PP--but increasing the pool of potential purchasers certainly seems worth it. Also, I'm not sure why you'd want to avoid Ebay. There are escrow services you can use (http://pages.ebay.com/help/pay/escrow.html), which makes your risk as a seller pretty much nil (whereas the purchaser is still taking a risk that the concertina might not be what you advertised). Finally, it looks like ButtonBox does consignments. They'd want a decent slice of the proceeds I'd assume, but the convenience might be worth it (also potential purchasers might feel more comfortable if it's done through a respected merchant).
  7. Do you mean retails new at $2,000 (not £2,000)?
  8. I'm a beginner concertina player who decided to go with an Anglo, even though I'm not particularly attached to folk or Irish music. I've tootled around on harmonicas in the past and just like the idea of notes changing with air direction. I do wish there was a concertina system that had the left side set up for accompaniment with the same note playing on push & draw and the right side set up like an Anglo with different notes and push/draw. But maybe I'm a nut.
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