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Wolf Molkentin

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  • Birthday 01/19/1960

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  1. Wolf Molkentin

    Beginner English Concertina in PDX

    Hi David - I felt like chiming in just to suggest that apart from eventually finding a teacher and going through available "tutor" material you shouldn't totally rule out finding your ways across the keyboards yourself, as the English (and not only the Anglo) appears to be, at least for some of us, contrary to popular belief, quite intuitive... Talking of Simon Thoumire, he has an "iPhone tutorial" online which I'm sure is of great help for the learner. Have fun with your English concertina - it's a fabulous instrument! Best wishes - Wolf
  2. Wolf Molkentin

    Wheatstone Jeffries Pattern Duet #32045

    you are forgiven ๐Ÿ˜Ž
  3. Wolf Molkentin

    Wheatstone Jeffries Pattern Duet #32045

    What is obvious to John (and more fellow concertinists) might not be so to the OP so: "N.P." is generally assumed to have indicated "nickel plated" (end plates).
  4. Wolf Molkentin

    Nice videos on the Wakker Hayden duet by Jim Bayliss

    If you should be referring to my last post: We had been discussing a pairing of a tune in triple time with one in regular time as suggested from my side, see above (on previous page).
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    Nice videos on the Wakker Hayden duet by Jim Bayliss

    but would we necessarily have to bother switching from one beat to a different one then?
  7. Wolf Molkentin

    Duet concertinas - why such a large overlap?

    The Music Lovers in particular - very nicely done indeed John!
  8. Wolf Molkentin

    Duet concertinas - why such a large overlap?

    You have it right apparently, Little John: Right hand:
  9. Wolf Molkentin

    consecutive notes

    I can confirm that for the English - however it would rather be to free a finger which will be needed somewhere else - and Iโ€˜m doing it unnoticeably (I hope)...
  10. Wolf Molkentin

    Nice videos on the Wakker Hayden duet by Jim Bayliss

    Well, David, Iโ€˜m doing things like that from time to time deliberately, as Iโ€˜m not playing for dancers (and in fact this waltz is not the tune to demand a change of this approach IMO). ๐Ÿค— Why would a pairing of triple time and four-four not work in general then? Best wishes - ๐Ÿบ
  11. Wolf Molkentin

    Nice videos on the Wakker Hayden duet by Jim Bayliss

    thanks a lot, Iโ€˜m glad itโ€˜s appealing to you and will keep you updated on my future recording of both tunes... best wishes - ๐Ÿบ
  12. Wolf Molkentin

    consecutive notes

    with the English it is not uncommon to play triplets or similar with two fingers alternating on the same button. results would be fast and rhythmic, and the technique is not too difficult either... best wishes - ๐Ÿบ
  13. Wolf Molkentin

    Wheatstone 56 Button English Tenor Treble Aeola for Sale

    each end plate has a large area of open fretwork, exactly like with mine - looks promising!
  14. Wolf Molkentin

    Nice videos on the Wakker Hayden duet by Jim Bayliss

    I don't seem to have recorded it as yet - guess I will in the near future, probably pairing it with the "Tennessee waltz", which I did record once in 2015 (and which has secondary dominants, albeit to a lesser extent, to it as well).
  15. Wolf Molkentin

    Duet concertinas - why such a large overlap?

    This idea has been discussed for the English as well, but to my knowledge Little John is the first concertinist being so bold to actually implementing a thing like that. I could not convince myself that this included "Anglo logic" would fit with my style of playing (albeit I would love to have at least an additional low F# with the treble and a low Bb with the tenor treble), however I wouldn't rule that out for others at all... Best wishes - ๐Ÿบ
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