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Re: hardcore hohner
« Reply #40 on: July 01, 2018, 10:58:28 PM »

The melodeon is almost exclusive to the Circassians living in Turkey. The circassians in the motherland plays the PA and the Russian made "garmon". My guess is that after the circassians settled in the, then Ottoman empire, discovered melodeons and adapted. Going back in history, you will find there was a strong connection between Germany and the Ottoman Empire. Of course there are many makers and makes of melodeons, but the most widely known and used by circassians in Turkey is HOHNER C/F.
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They strongly believe that the melodeon only speaks their language and in fact they refer to the instrument as "circassian melodeons" !


Reviving an old thread to let people know that this weekend I had the privilege of recording a whole CD full of our own Invadm 's music. It's fabulous - I'm playing my own copy of it now and really enjoying it. Mostly played on a C/F Erica but for the last track, on a last minute flash of inspiration, he borrowed my Hohner 1 row 4 stop C box and it fitted the tune perfectly. 

Though I had a slight initial reaction typical of listening to music from another culture that it "all sounds the same" I'm now quickly learning to hear all the variety in it. Beautifully played and compulsive, hypnotic listening, and he plays it regularly for dancing at weddings and other social events.

I've learned SO much about Circassian culture yesterday!

(I'm not trying to sell anything - only 25 CDs burned so far for friends and family. I think we're waiting to see if there's demand for more than that, but that part of things is out of my hands, and I won't publish any of it on the web without permission)
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Re: hardcore hohner
« Reply #41 on: July 02, 2018, 12:18:30 AM »

I've learned SO much about Circassian culture yesterday!

(I'm not trying to sell anything - only 25 CDs burned so far for friends and family. I think we're waiting to see if there's demand for more than that, but that part of things is out of my hands, and I won't publish any of it on the web without permission)

I would buy a copy without question. Anahata, I think we all know you well enough to know that you wouldn't ever sell anything for personal gain without saying so and if you thought it was worth it I'd probably buy it anyway just on your say so. I don't care where in the world it comes from, a good tune is just that and is guaranteed to make me smile, so I'll welcome it into my repertoire with many thanks. Get it out there!
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Re: hardcore hohner
« Reply #42 on: July 04, 2018, 04:23:12 PM »

Mostly played on a C/F Erica but for the last track, on a last minute flash of inspiration, he borrowed my Hohner 1 row 4 stop C box and it fitted the tune perfectly. 

What is the name of the track?
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Re: hardcore hohner
« Reply #43 on: July 04, 2018, 05:25:05 PM »

"Wuig" (which is only an approximation to the Turkish/Circassian name)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl1JmelDMYQ is an example on YouTube of something similar in speed and rhythm, though I suspect that example is played on PA.
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Re: hardcore hohner
« Reply #44 on: July 06, 2018, 05:17:59 PM »

OK, for the terminally curious I now have permission to publish This video where we are making a short test recording of the first track, and to use it to promote my new home studio.

Though the sound there is from the iPhone that was used to shoot the video, even that is better than the few examples of this kind of music that can be found on YouTube, perhaps because of the studio acoustics and certainly helped by lack of extraneous background noise.

(The rest of the web site is due for a rewrite, it's looking a bit old and isn't all small-screen friendly)
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Re: hardcore hohner
« Reply #45 on: July 06, 2018, 07:15:59 PM »

There wasn't any orientation problem here. (Linux, Firefox or Chrome) nor on my phone.
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Re: hardcore hohner
« Reply #46 on: July 06, 2018, 07:24:05 PM »

It's also fine here in the NE.
By the way, I'm glad that your surgery went OK, now just be careful for a while and do as they tell you!
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Re: hardcore hohner
« Reply #47 on: July 06, 2018, 09:51:15 PM »

I have recoded the video so it doesn't rely on "rotate 90°" instructions in the metadata, and it should now show correctly for everyone.
If that's fixed it for you, I'd love to know...
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