Boney Posted June 17, 2019 Share Posted June 17, 2019 These are tunes I recorded in 2009 and 2010, when I was playing a lot of solo duet concertina. My instrument is a Wakker 46-key Hayden duet made with padauk wood and concertina reeds. You can see a photo of my actual instrument on the Wakker website W-H1Hayden duet page. It's a beautiful, responsive, nice sounding, easy playing instrument (although I've had some problems with the valves now and again). These recordings are not single takes, some have a few small edits, and some are pieced together from several takes, but I didn't overdub or add any concertina parts. At A Georgia Camp Meeting One of the first tunes I tried learning on my Wakker duet. I had arranged Kerry Mills' tune "Whistling Rufus" on Anglo, and I wanted another fun cakewalk tune I could play on duet. I adapted it from a scan of the 1899 piano sheet music, and added a few ideas of my own based on old recordings. Under the Double Eagle This is a tune sometimes played by bluegrass-style guitarists. I learned it from a scan of the 1902 sheet music, and played it with my friend Jordan Francisco on guitar and overdubbed mandolin solo. Jordan helped me arrange it with a few bluegrassy transitions. Partita No. 1 for Solo Violin - Tempo di Borea This is a movement from a piece by J.S. Bach. I wanted to learn something with a bit of an English concertina feel, and I like this melody. I had to change the key from Bm to Am to fit in a high note, but it's otherwise note-for-note from the sheet music. I recorded this in a big empty room (no effects added). Tobasco - Rag Time Waltz Another tune I learned from old sheet music, this one published in 1909. Very tricky, I kept changing how I played the last part, and it still has some awkward fingerings. 1 3 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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