clairehk Posted March 17, 2005 Share Posted March 17, 2005 Just a thank you, as well as wishing everyone a Happy St. Patrick's Day. I joined this forum late last year when I got a cheap Chinese 30 button, and was looking around for information on the anglo. thanks to people on the forum who have given me their advice and comments. And a very special thanks to Henk Van Aalten. I did get over to Holland for Chinese New Year and Henk was so hospitable, helpful and friendly. At Henk's place, near Arnhem, as well as a very special Dutch dinner, I was able to try out some of Henk's concertinas, and get more of an idea of what I wanted. The visit with Henk has really given me a lot more motivation and inspiration. Thanks again Henk. I wish I could have spent more time with you. I've just been reading the about cross row fingering and I've actually starting doing a bit of this - although rather slow at this stage and I'm really not sure which fingers to use. I've even got a couple of tunes in different keys and I'm practising that. I'd just been playing stuff in C or in G before - now I'm finding my way around the top row. I'm still struggling on my little Chinese squeezebox BUT now my order is in for a 30 button C/G Edgely and I can't wait. Even though my current Chinese squeeze box is hard going - (and I realized how BAD it was when I got to play some of Henk's concertinas) - my little chinese is giving me some practice in getting used to the layout. Still, it's not much fun coping with the stiffness on the pull and the sticking buttons plus the groans of the lower notes. Couldn't believe how smooth and easy it felt playing Henk's concertinas! I don't post much - I don't get much time working here in HK - but I do keep reading the postings and thanks again to all you people out there with the advice that you give to others. And thanks once more Henk. shall be in touch. Shall let you know when my new concertina arrives. Pauline. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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