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  1. Hey all! I’m brand new here with my first step into the concertina family! I stumbled across this little bandoneon at a music store in my town, and couldn’t pass it up, despite obvious aesthetic and mechanical issues. I am now trying to learn as much about this instrument as I can! The system is very similar, if not the same as a Kusserow bandoneon, and the instrument seems to have been made in the early 1930s for export to Argentina, as the inside of the right hand side bears the markings of a musical instrument dealer in Santa Fe, a bit up the river from Buenos Aires. I found a virtually identical instrument that sold on reverb a while back but the seller didn’t seem to really know what they were talking about, as they billed a C.B. Arnold instrument as being made by Alfred Arnold himself. Also, upon looking at information I can find on the web, most sources would have you believe that the only bandoneons you’ll find in Argentina are 142s or variants of that particular system. Anyhow, just my little quarantine project, and I figured I would share and see if anybody else knows more about these (or can potentially correct my current notions)! CB Arnold 82 button chromatic bandoneon. I was gonna link pictures but I cannot figure out how. Thanks! -William
  2. About a decade ago I purchased a 52-button Chemnitzer Concertina on eBay. I'm a bandoneon fan, and wanted to try to learn how to play. I thought i was coming close with this... However, it doesn't have the soulful sound I was after...and even with a few months of dedication, I've struck out coming to understand even basics on my own. Even with a fingering chart I can't get a handle on playing more than melodies I figure out by ear. Photos attached show the button layout and the "Italian Accordion Mfg. Co" mark from Chicago Illinois...an previous owner for some reason etched "Made In Germany" above the company mark. It's not 100% airtight, and is missing one button. Since it's not being used I wonder: Is this re-sellable, and if so, for what price range? Hoping to pass it along to someone who would do more than collect dust with it. Thanks for any input or guidance in advance, Molly
  3. The tune for this week is the "Sett Quadrille". It#s a very energetic dance with three steps in a bar. Two things show how powerful this dance is: The tempo is difficult to find out in the living room. The joke says play it so fast that the dancer's face turns red. Then slow down a bit. The other thing is a picture in my head when our female dance leader stands beside the group and is clapping so that they get more motivated. They need every help.. It is hard work for the musician, too, but I have a drink beside me. Seth Quadrille.mp3 Shared with Dropbox DROPBOX.COM
  4. In the last year I explored a lot of Danish and North German tunes. Wonderful music that is working in the same style as English ceilidh music. So my project is: Learning every week a new of these English, Danish or North German tunes by heart. Here is the link for the first week played on my Chemnitzer: https://www.dropbox.com/s/zyuohlagww0h3ik/Trekant%20No15-%20Den%20gamle%20Mand.m4a?dl=0
  5. I am trying to patch up an old Chemnitzer. Using a good tuner, I find that it is on average between 340 - 380 cents below current concert pitch. Is it possible to tune to the reeds up to such an extent?
  6. I would like to ask you for an advice. Few days ago, I get an instrument - perhaps chemnitzer/carlsfelder concertina (it seem closest in appearance to me, I don't know the differences between those types) - but as I went trough the internet I realized that none of the keyboard layouts that I've found fitted to my new squeezebox. It has 88 tones (24 buttons on the right side and 20 on the left - arranged in 3 rows on each side), an "A" in decoration (so it would be possible connected with Arnold family?) and there was a text I'm not able to read (something with 88 tones...) and pencil written date inside (12.12.14). I uploaded some photos in my dropbox gallery: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/i36l35953it77mu/x_GRp1-_rB so you could see what do I speak about. I would like to learn more about and to play this instrument. Could you help me to identify it? Do you know where to find a particular layout for this type? What about tunning? Because the numbers of buttons are not clear visible on the photos, I write them also below: LEFT 16, 1, 2, 3, 4, 0 15, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 0/1 17, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, cross RIGHT crossed zero, 2/0, 0/1, 1, 2, 3, 4, 0 4/0, 3/0, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 15 6/0, 5/0, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 16 Thanks a lot, Barbora
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