JimLucas Posted July 12, 2014 Share Posted July 12, 2014 In this thread wondering about the much-anticipated Duet International CD, Alan Day made (in this post) the passing remark, "In my opinion the Duet will outstrip the demand for the other systems once it's versatility in realised." The resulting discussion regarding the versatility, advantages/disadvantages, and potential future of the various systems has quickly grown to the point that in this post Alan requested, "I did not really want this discussion to go off at a tangent.... ... Please start another thread if you wish to take this further.It is only my opinion and I will not be unhappy if you disagree." So that's what I'm doing. I won't try to copy or summarize the posts from the other thread; you can follow the above links if you want to refer to them. But my own first comment here is a response to Peter Laban's comment in the other thread: "As a case in point I heard someone do a nice job on a piece of ragtime, on an anglo, last night." It's not the first time. Many years ago I remember Bob Walser playing Scott Joplin's Maple Leaf Rag on his 30-button anglo, in an arrangement that could lead one to believe Joplin had originally composed the piece for anglo concertina. Bob wasn't giving a concert; we were just sitting outside the cabin at camp. Unfortunately, when I asked Bob about it a few years later (maybe hoping to learn his arrangement?), he couldn't remember ever having played it. Sigh! Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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