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JohnMoncton

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  1. The closest thing to "FC & S" that I can think of is F. C. Nickolds & Son. Many concertina makers worked under a couple different corporations or partnerships, so if you can find a surname with an F in it, you're probably halfway there.
  2. For those of you who don't live close enough to Stockholm for Swedish radio, here's a playlist with all these awesome takes on Waltz from Boda:
  3. A lot of English dance tunes are fun, here's John of Paris http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AVQLxuohgck http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DUViUY_vRDw
  4. A few of the brilliant musicians on this site have been successful at getting their work seen on Youtube. You might try that, and then set up a blog to support it with notation or sheet music, and maybe a little info about the tunes. If you let us know when it's done, you might get a couple folks to put videos up with links back to your site, maybe twice that from Melodeon.net. A couple folks are putting up a song every day, and it's getting tougher to find new material.
  5. Is there a mailing list or Facebook page for this kind of thing?
  6. Thank you, it began as a half hour project, but it's been an interesting challenge to try to adapt modern pop songs to an industrial-revolution era instrument. I try to put together a song a day, so many of these are in a developmental stage, but I think I'll polish them up in a few months.
  7. Absolutely. I've been doing a song a day for a while now, and although many aren't as polished as I'd like, it's awesome seeing the improvement since I started. Likewise, it's been inspirational to see other folks improve as well.
  8. Jim - is that the Waltz Book by Bill Matthiesen? Are the later volumes as great as the first?
  9. Here's my first shot at it: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYomBtWW0tE Waltzes are tricky, I'll see if I can smooth this out by the end of the month.
  10. Here're the dots for Boda Waltz, plus the others: La Bastringue http://thesession.org/tunes/3052 Scollay's Reel http://thesession.org/tunes/6463 Boda Waltz / Anna's Waltz http://thesession.org/tunes/4231
  11. I went ahead and put all the Youtube entries together in a playlist, for those of us who just can't get enough of Fiery Clock Face: It's pretty neat, if your computer hooks up to your television then it's like watching MTV but better.
  12. How difficult would it be to set up two cameras? I imagine there'd be issues with timing or syncing them up, and merging the output might be tricky.
  13. It looks like only a couple of the two-row button accordions have video.
  14. http://www.buttonbox.com/instruments-in-stock.html (On the 'Click here for video' links) They're not indexed on Vimeo yet, but this is a great first step Apologies if they've been doing this for a while, but I just noticed
  15. Here's another example, with Bear Dance: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jHapODDwVbM Here I'm playing it in G, then C, then F. Since this song doesn't seem to use the B in the key of F, it's an easy way to explore the lower registers. It's a similar story with the Murder She Wrote theme, this time in G and C: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j_LqKr1ZG4I
  16. It's pretty easy to transpose up or down a fifth on an English - that's just up or down a row. Like if you're playing a song in G, but your buddy has a hurdy gurdy in C, just go down a position and play the F natural to play in unison. Like F goes up to C to G to D to A to E, etc. Here's an example where I start the song in C, then I move my fingers up a row to play it again in G: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1iWay4tm7N4
  17. I'm a beginner, but I take a lot of takes before uploading, and that seems to help.
  18. Great idea, one of the things I love about TOTM is that you can search Youtube for TOTM MELNET, and get a pretty decent selection to choose from. Would it be appropriate to ask folks to tag their submissions with TOTM CNET, or something similar, so the audience could more easily make a day of it?
  19. This is brilliant, and I hope you continue this project. It might be nice to embed the videos with media tags, but other than that it's solid work. Here's an example, and if you hit the quote button you should be able to see how the code works. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LBTb-2Eh1H0
  20. It's probably an accordion, but it might be quite different from the modern ones we see in the western European traditions. Russia has had dozens of types of accordions over the past hundred years, from huge bayans to tiny boot-shaped accordions that just have a handle where the bass side would be. The lines were much blurrier between 'concertinas' and 'accordions,' so I'd say it's probably a garmoshka with one reed per note. Here's a fascinating article about a Peter Nevsky, who may be the same garmonist as in your recording: http://www.nkj.ru/archive/articles/528/
  21. What about when you do a much of takes, and record an awesome version of a particular song. Then a few months of practice later, you record an even awesomer version, and another a few months later. Do you delete the old ones? Or do you just put a date on it each time you upload a video? I expect that over the next seventy years I may put over a hundred versions of Danny Boy on my Youtube account, and I was just wondering if anyone has any advice?
  22. Also you can use the media tag to embed Youtubes. For example: [media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKqmXEAZNQ0[/media]
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