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StephenTx

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About StephenTx

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    Chatty concertinist
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    My Great Grandfather from Italy was a concertina player. I sign musical and opera and have always wanted a concertina to accompany myself. I just purchased a Lachenal English 48 key concertina that was made in the 1860 as its serial # is 14450 according to an article I found on concertina.com I have been watching ebay and craigslist for awhile and this one showed up and it looks pretty good.
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    Tyler, Texas
  1. Hello from Texas. I loved you song voice and accompaniment. What type of concertina were you playing? Do you by any chance have the arrangements of "The Town I loved so Well" and/or do you know when I can get the music. The other songs were great too. Thank you for sharing and please continue to do so. Stephen Knoll, Tyler Texas aka Stephentx
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  3. John ... *blush* to say I am a classical concertinist....I am taking lessons from a classical concertinist! Pauline has taught me so much. I am able to read treble cleff (and I work hard at it the bass cleff) , learning a lot about timing and pacing but I drawing blanks on this whole chord thing. I buy music that has the guitar chords but cannot figure out how to make it work as there seems to be one or two chords for the entire measure...and I can't figure out how it works. To play the melody is boring ad to play the thirds (I believe it is called is the same). HELP is what I need I am not a music person I am in healthy care....so Im not dumb but do sem to be having block. The main purpose of why I took up the concertina was to use as vocal accompaniment. I have read what you have all posted in this thread but I am still having brain farts. (as we call them in Texas). Jim has reached out and I am going to contact him. A frustrated concertinist. StephenTx
  4. Oh my goodness, how I have enjoyed this thread. I have been active for awhile, nursing back a shattered wrist....but I am back. I am an English player have taken Skype lessons from Pauline de Sono but I am trying t get to the point of vocal accompaniment as discussed In this discussion...alot of which is over my head with the music terms.. I need some help understanding chords and how to use them to accompaniment of my voice. Do any of you do lessons via Skype? StephenTX
  5. Thank you for sending the music. I am excited about coming this year. I am hoping you have good opportunities for us English players
  6. I am very please to report that my Edeophone has found and new home and is returning to her motherland. Thank you Greg J. for all your help and support!! A donation has been made to the site. I don't know for sure if the new owner is a member as I could not find her in the directory...her name is Caz. Congratulation Caz for a fine adoption! Stephen
  7. I had the pleasure of playing this instrument at the 2012 Old Pal Festival in March. It is a very very nice instrument, and the only thing keeping me from it is my personal indigence. Whoever purchases this Edeophone will have a wonderful instrument in their hands. Reed, How you doing friend. Thank you for your comments about the Edeophone. She is a great instrument I just unfortunately have too many nice concertinas acquired during my personal period of "concertina acquisition neurosis" :-). You looked and played great with Edeophone are you sure your name isn't written on her?
  8. The Edeophone, I believe will meet your requirements fine. Great price check it out price wise to the one being sold by buttonbox.com
  9. Lachenal EC Edeophone Raised Metal Ends for New Home Great Opportunity - All reasonable offers considered. Check out the buttonboxs.com they have a similar Edeophone for sale for $3800. After much soul searching, I have decided to put my Edeophone up for sale. Why? This is my second year in the concertina world; quite honestly I am a recovering concertinist from "concertina acquisition neurosis". Since I started I have purchased a vintage Lachenal (brass), Wheatstone (steel) and a Wheatstone Baritone. I really like all of them but the reality is that I was simply not able to play all of them. This instrument deserves to be owned by someone who will play her. I purchased her last year here on CNET from a very nice lady from the State of Washington below is what she wrote me all all hold true today. "She is an English Concertina, 48 keys (lowest note is a G) 6 bellows folds, is tuned to concert pitch and has raised metal ends. I bought this instrument in the early 1980's just after it was extensively refurbished by Colin Diper (His work stamp can be seen when the metal ends are removed). The instrument is in excellent shape and has a full gorgeous sound and quick response. The serial #48055 which I think indicates it was around (1912)? The concertina comes with a sturdy case that was hand crafted in 1985 especially for it." I have decided to post it initially here on CNET hoping it is bought by someone who I know will appreciate her. A great opportunity make and offer and my personal email is stephenknoll@yahoo.com Thank you, StephenTx
  10. Yes that is why I included that picture. . I wouldn't say that it was necessarily unfortunate but rather isn't it fortunate that we have the capability of fixing these rich vintage instruments and bringing them back to great shape.
  11. Hi I noticed your post, I have a fully resotred brass reeded Lachenal EC very mellow sound that I would consider placing for US 750. I would love to keep it but I have too 3 other concertinas and do not have time to play this one as it should be played. My email is stephenknoll@yahoo.com

  12. Lachenal EC Edeophone Raised Metal Ends for New Home After much soul searching, I have decided to put my Edeophone up for sale. Why? This is my second year in the concertina world; quite honestly I am a recovering concertinist from "concertina acquisition neurosis". Since I started I have purchased a vintage Lachenal (brass), Wheatstone (steel) and a Wheatstone Baritone. I really like all of them but the reality is that I was simply not able to play all of them. This instrument deserves to be owned by someone who will play her. I purchased her last year here on CNET from a very nice lady from the State of Washington below is what she wrote me all all hold true today. "She is an English Concertina, 48 keys (lowest note is a G) 6 bellows folds, is tuned to concert pitch and has raised metal ends. I bought this instrument in the early 1980's just after it was extensively refurbished by Colin Diper (His work stamp can be seen when the metal ends are removed). The instrument is in excellent shape and has a full gorgeous sound and quick response. The serial #48055 which I think indicates it was around (1912)? The concertina comes with a sturdy case that was hand crafted in 1985 especially for it." I have decided to post it initially here on CNET hoping it is bought by someone who I know will appreciate her. The asking price is $3600 and my personal email is stephenknoll@yahoo.com Thank you, StephenTx
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