ragtimer Posted March 3, 2006 Share Posted March 3, 2006 (edited) Sorry, I'm a sucker for "wet" or "celeste" tunings in free-reed and pipe instruments. This normally requires two reeds per note (and for push and pull). But a slightly off-pitch reed in my Stagi Hayden Duet showed me another way. In a Duet concertina (any format), why not tune the left side a little sharp or flat, to warm up the tone when the two sides are played together? The higher notes on the left sides, when used to form chords, will often overlap the same note in the right-side melody, and make for that sweet sound. Yet the amount of detuning required (only a couple beats per second) is not enough to spoil your left side for accompanying other instruments, or blending in with a band. If anything, it would warm up the ensemble too. I don't know what the skilled techs at Button Box would charge me to retune my left side a couple of Hz off, or whether they'd even consent to such an outrage ;-), but for the few uf us who play Duet, it's worth talking about. Keep squeezin' -- Mike K. Edited March 3, 2006 by ragtimer Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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