Melodeon.net Forums

Please login or register.

Login with username, password and session length
Advanced search  

News:

Welcome to the new melodeon.net forum

Pages: [1]   Go Down

Author Topic: A big Christmas Thank You  (Read 898 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

May

  • Regular debater
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 158
    • carolineshipsey.co.uk
A big Christmas Thank You
« on: December 17, 2018, 10:37:25 AM »

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours looking through the YouTube channels of some of the members here.  Some I’d never seen before, Ed Rennies for example, even though I have a couple of his books, what gems mostly posted 7 years ago.
However to all of you who contribute so much, Anahata, Playandteach, Lester for his massive tune book, Daddy Long Les, George Garside and Gavin Atkin, particularly come to mind but there is so much wonderful freely given advice and knowledge.  Then there all those who transcribe to abc, record tunes as special requests, seek out tunes for others.  Thanks of course to Theo and other admins who keep this site running and to the many others whose names I’ve not mentioned (so sorry).
Happy Christmas or whatever you door don’t celebrate to everyone, and thank you.
Caroline
Logged

brianread

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 930
    • Slow and Steady Session in West Lancashire/Greater Manchester; Dance club in Rainford
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #1 on: December 17, 2018, 10:45:57 AM »

Echo all that.

.. And A Happy and Peaceful Christmas to all on here from me and mine.
Logged
Brian Read
D/G Oakwood (new model), D/G, C /F, Bb/Eb and E/A Liliputs,
A STREB!!,
2.5 D/G Self made Emmanuel Pariselle, D/G Pokerwork,
all played "lefty" with mostly an extra air button

Thrupenny Bit

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4441
  • happily squeezing away in Devon
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #2 on: December 17, 2018, 12:48:30 PM »

Well said.
An echo of those sentiments  from deepest Devon too  (:)
Q
Logged
Thrupenny Bit

I think I'm starting to get most of the notes in roughly the right order...... sometimes!

playandteach

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2262
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2018, 12:46:44 AM »

Absolutely. Where other sites love to troll, here remains a safe place to share experiences and opinions. The ones who don't get it move on, and the ones who stay benefit and support in equal measure.
Thanks to all for an enjoyable few years of learning as I go. I can't get to play as much as I did, but still enjoy the camaraderie and playing of our regulars and newbies.
Logged
Serafini R2D2 GC, Castagnari Sander DG

Roger Howard

  • Respected Sage
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 484
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2018, 09:01:26 AM »

Well said. Happy Christmas to everyone!  (:)

Roger
Logged
Serafini 3 row Pignol-Milleret, Preciosa Bb/Eb, G/C Gaillard 2 row, 3 voice, D/G Lilly, D/G Pariselle 2.6 row.

Bob Ellis

  • Hero?....Where's my medal, then?
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 2597
  • Ain't I cute?
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #5 on: December 18, 2018, 10:47:35 AM »

Well said.
An echo of those sentiments  from deepest Devon too  (:)
Q

...from deepest Devon! Does that mean you live in a cave?

Christmas Greetings to one and all from the highest Pennines. Make what you will of that!
Logged
Bob in beautiful Wensleydale, Les Panards Dansants, Crook Morris and the Loose Knit Band.
Clément Guais 3-row D/G/acc.; Karntnerland Steirische 3-row G/C/F; Ellis Pariselle 2.6-row D/G/acc.; Gabbanelli Compact 2-row D/G with lots of bling, Acadian one-row in D; Junior Martin one-row in C.

Thrupenny Bit

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 4441
  • happily squeezing away in Devon
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #6 on: December 18, 2018, 11:24:37 AM »

Bob: curses, exposed at last  ;D
Having visited 'Troglodyte villages' in the Dordogne, where an entire village lived half way up a cliff, I don't see why cave living is so unusual, just currently exceedingly damp. Don't worry the weather is on it's way up country  >:E

Anyway, Happy Christmas and here's to a great tuneful New Year
Q xx
Logged
Thrupenny Bit

I think I'm starting to get most of the notes in roughly the right order...... sometimes!

arty

  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 1125
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #7 on: December 18, 2018, 11:53:41 AM »

And a great big Christmas thank you for all the advice and encouragement, from the most southerly of the British Isles, ( a bit of a melodeon desert here, there’s only 3 of us!). Happy and Peaceful New Year everyone!!!
« Last Edit: December 18, 2018, 12:33:41 PM by arty »
Logged
Pre-Pokerwork C/F, Castagnari Laura G/C, Castagnari Dony G/C

Daddy Long Les

  • Forum Librarian
  • Hero Member
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 928
    • Daddy Long Les
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #8 on: December 18, 2018, 12:38:33 PM »

Yesterday I spent a couple of hours looking through the YouTube channels of some of the members here.  Some I’d never seen before, Ed Rennies for example, even though I have a couple of his books, what gems mostly posted 7 years ago.
However to all of you who contribute so much, Anahata, Playandteach, Lester for his massive tune book, Daddy Long Les, George Garside and Gavin Atkin, particularly come to mind but there is so much wonderful freely given advice and knowledge.  Then there all those who transcribe to abc, record tunes as special requests, seek out tunes for others.  Thanks of course to Theo and other admins who keep this site running and to the many others whose names I’ve not mentioned (so sorry).
Happy Christmas or whatever you door don’t celebrate to everyone, and thank you.
Caroline

Thank you Caroline!  Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to you too.
Logged
Castagnari Lily DG, Dino Baffetti Binci DG, Hohner Erica DG, Hohner Erica GC, Hohner Liliput Bb Eb, Sybilla Brand GCF, Hohner Compadre ADG.

Grumpy

  • Grumpy
  • Good talker
  • **
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 56
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #9 on: December 18, 2018, 01:10:04 PM »

To echo the words of others a very big Thank You to Theo, Clive, Lester and all the other experts who have given thier time and advice so freely thoughout the year. Also, especially to Theo who has kept the site both constructive and tolerant while still allowing differing points of view (no easy task!). It has been a constant pleasure to access the site knowing it will not have become battle zone as so meny sites degenerate to. Happy Christmas and New Year to all.
Logged
Chris D , OBJ Morris.
Pokerwork G/D, Saltarelle L'Elfique G/D, Castagnari Lilly G/D and Roland FR-18 Electronic.

Andy Next Tune

  • aka Andy Wooles
  • Hero Member
  • *****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 794
  • Melodeon with Accidentals? Make a PI Claim!!!
    • www.shavethedonkey.co.uk
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #10 on: December 18, 2018, 04:09:23 PM »

Hear! Hear!

Thanks to everyone for making and keeping Melnet special  (:)

I hope many of our paths will cross offline as well as online.

Wishing you all a very Happy Christmas and an enjoyable 2019  :||: :|glug :|||: :M :M :M :|glug :|glug :Ph

Cheers, Andy
Logged
Andy, from the now ex-County Palatine of Cheshire

Caring for a European community of melodeons from Italy, Germany, Wales and Suffolk!

Squeaky Pete

  • Squeaky Pete
  • Regular debater
  • ***
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 123
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #11 on: December 20, 2018, 10:46:36 PM »

Yes, thanks Melnet. Or rather all the members. Especially all those previously mentioned.
Having spent years away from music due to house restorations among other things, Melnet has helped me back into the Melodeon habit.
The tune of the month has made me concentrate, and watching the various videos has reminded me what's possible with a little thought.
All I need is more practice.
Thanks to to some of the people posting in the instrument construction sections too. I see that all my musings over the years already have been covered, sometimes in minute detail. Strange tunings, switching reeds around, silencing thirds - its all there. Gena Crisman, Steve Freereeder and many others have posed similar what ifs. They must have weird minds like mine. 8)
I've enjoyed tuition videos from people like Stiamh though I'll probably never sit in an Irish session. Just fascinating.
I'll stick with my bassoon for playing in public for the moment. It'll take me a year or more to get to the standard I was at 20 years ago. Then I should be able to play some of my own tunes again!
Logged
Poker work DG. Erica GC.
Something big, red and probably German in GCF.
Piles of other rubbish.
Now with added Darth.

Jesse Smith

  • Respected Sage
  • ****
  • Offline Offline
  • Posts: 332
  • Buffalo, NY, USA
Re: A big Christmas Thank You
« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2018, 08:11:07 PM »

I'm late to the thread but wanted to echo the thoughts of others. In fact one of the reasons I settled on the melodeon vs the Anglo concertina (besides it seeming a bit easier!) was that there seemed to be a more active online community with people posting on YouTube, the melnet Tune of the Month, etc. Daddy Long Les' video blogs were a huge help when I was first learning about the instrument and deciding what to look for. So thanks to everyone for putting forth the effort to contribute online. It really is a huge help to us new learners!
Logged
Hohner Pokerwork D/G, Hohner one row four stop in C, Hohner Pressed Wood C/F.
Pages: [1]   Go Up
 


Melodeon.net - (c) Theo Gibb; Clive Williams 2010. The access and use of this website and forum featuring these terms and conditions constitutes your acceptance of these terms and conditions.