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Listening to Wendy Stanford,s nice playing in Tune for the Month.I was interested to hear base notes played on a Foot Base .I have not seen this addition to concertina playing .Can you Wendy or do any of you ,have a picture or description of the number and notes that are availiable? Thanks Bob

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There is quite a variety of information relating to foot bases on the Internet.

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Am I the only person who still knows the difference between "bass" and "base"?

 

"Bass" means "low in pitch". "Base" means "foundation". While a bass line can be considered the foundation of a musical arrangement, the Wakker "foot bass" is a deep-voiced musical instrument, not simply a base on which to support one's feet.

 

Wendy's playing was both enjoyable and inspirational, and I'm glad she didn't use the foot bass just as a base for her feet. :)

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