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(expanded in May 2019 - re 30b see below) Whilst happily making my first steps with (harmonic) playing on the Anglo I came to notice the various options for the lowest reed on the G-row (primarily speaking of a C/G here, as I'm approaching the Bb/F instrument just like a transponing instrument), particularly on the pull. Whereas the Crabb has the D (C), forming the root note of the secondary dominant, the Lachenal has a C (minor seventh, or reversal of the tonic's root - and in the charts I'm finding online it's always an A, hence the fifth, or third of the subdominant). Each variant appears to be useful in its own way. Obviously, the D is redundant, because the player finds it in the same bellows direction nearby on the C-row. However, the D as lowest note in the push G row gives the opportunity to play a full D7 (tetra-) chord (which would otherwise require to knot fingers so to speak), which can be really nice IMO (particularly with faster tunes, f.i. in a C-F-D7-G progression) - so I guess I'll keep this note for the time being (otherwise I would "solder" it "downward"). So I'm just wondering why using such a tetrachord seems to be hardly common - would I have to attribute it to a particular "German" style, or would an English harmonic style be deemed to possibly include that too? Also, I'm not sure if as for me this is just a matter of this "modern" modulation, or should occur in the dominant and subdominant as well... Thanks in advance for considering and any replies - ?
Dickinson Anglo Video (With Thanks To Alan Day)
Willum posted a topic in Concertina Videos & MusicWe may not need another version of 'Nightingale' but here's mine anyway. This is a Dickinson Anglo S/N 60010 with the 'Dickinson Brothers Great Linford' metal label. When Steve applied for the use of Wheatstone from Boosey & Hawkes they asked to see a sample of Steves work and this was the instrument he sent. Needless to say it 'passed'. Its now in Bb/F. Its well travelled having circumnavigated the globe on many occasions when I was a ships R/O (QE2) this photo of the best dressed box player showing that a concertina will attract the attention of elegant ladies! (Nurse on hand too.) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fpvgZM-XtZc https://www.dropbox.com/s/blwfx12ylbk9yse/wardyconcertina.jpg?dl=0
jft posted a topic in Buy & Sell
Jefferies 38-Key Bb/f Concertina
AlanEgan posted a topic in Buy & SellJeffries Bb/F Concertina for sale. https://www.donedeal.ie/brassandwind-for-sale/jeffries-bb-f-38-key-concertina/13726593
Lachenal Bb/f 21 Key Concertina For Sale
Putheryhash posted a topic in Buy & SellBb/F Lachenal 106253 dating from around 1903 for sale . This is a Bb/F 21 key Lachenal Concertina dating from around 1903, serial number 106253. Medium coloured wooden fretwork which is complete but with a partial hairline crack to each side - commensurate with age - which is stable and does not in anyway move or compromise the structure of the concertina. I had this concertina restored a few years ago and bellows reconditioned so it is ready to use and plays very nicely, a lovely little concertina. This instrument also has the 'Trade Mark - English Mark' with reed imprint on the right side strap mount. PM me if you are interested.
C Jeffries Bb/f For Sale!
Ptarmigan posted a topic in Buy & SellThis Concertina has been sold! * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * * I believe this to be a late C19th / early C20th instrument. It was one of a collection belonging to the late Chris Chipchase & although he had a number of Jeffries, this was his favourite. It is a beautiful looking instrument, very loud & very easily played with the characteristic bark of a quality Jeffries Concertina. The reeds are all in tune & the bellows are only a few years old & are like new. To hear this Concertina in action, visit my site: Concertina Tunes from North Antrim: http://angloconcertina.podbean.com/ I would prefer to sell this instrument in Ireland, as I do not wish to send this it by post. However, although I live on the North Coast, I am willing to travel to meet the lucky buyer ~ half-way. I bought this lovely Concertina about two years ago, but for the past year, due to a muscle problem in my left arm, I have been unable to play more than a couple of tunes, on Concertina or Fiddle, at any gig or session. Despite Physio. this problem refuses to get any better, so rather than just gathering dust here, I have reluctantly decided to let this one go on to a new home, where it will receive much more deserved playing attention than I can or will be able to give it. A few members here will perhaps remember this instrument, including anyone who bought any of the other Chris Chipchase Concertinas & anyone who knows me, or has bumped into me. It owes me £4,000 & I have no desire to make any profit on it, I only wish it to go to a good home. I won't be putting it on eBay, so the first genuine matching offer will secure this fine Concertina. Cheers, Dick