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Christopher K.

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More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« on: February 04, 2012, 07:59:23 AM »

Tonight I found a blog where the writer uses a term, hitherto unknown, for describing that troublesome board dividing our world from the mysterious inner sanctum of reed blocks and air.

"Deck."

You know, I like that.  :|glug

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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #1 on: February 04, 2012, 12:04:27 PM »

Tonight I found a blog where the writer uses a term, hitherto unknown, for describing that troublesome board dividing our world from the mysterious inner sanctum of reed blocks and air.

"Deck."

You know, I like that.  :|glug


Things shaped a bit like shoes often get called that (think engineering, or cards, or...) -- which would make pallets "deck shoes" :-)

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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #2 on: February 04, 2012, 01:22:09 PM »

I like that. :P
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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #3 on: February 04, 2012, 01:51:56 PM »

-- which would make pallets "deck shoes" :-)

Or, since they are frequently made of wood - "deck clogs",  it certainly sounds as if Hohner put clogs in there. ;D
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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #4 on: February 04, 2012, 02:13:00 PM »

-- which would make pallets "deck shoes" :-)

Or, since they are frequently made of wood - "deck clogs",  it certainly sounds as if Hohner put clogs in there. ;D

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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #5 on: February 04, 2012, 02:53:17 PM »

In Ships terminoligy, a Deck, is the floor. You also get a Deckhead. Which is the ceiling. You can get a Fore Deck and Aft Deck. I.e. Front and back. Makes sence to me.  :|glug
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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #6 on: February 04, 2012, 04:52:27 PM »

Well now that's sorted, and just so we're all on the same page, I've created a graphic for handy reference. I suppose the reed blocks might be called the magazines, to distinguish them from reed plates, which are better off called casings. And please, no more of this "treble end" and "bass end" nonsense, terms which sound more like neighborhoods. Let's call them the fore and aft ends of the melodeon.  :|glug

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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #7 on: February 04, 2012, 05:35:13 PM »

Well now that's sorted, and just so we're all on the same page, I've created a graphic for handy reference.

Love it! Please label the pallets with their proper term, "sails." (The levers are "masts," of course.)

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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #8 on: February 05, 2012, 07:50:04 AM »

I shudder to think where the "poop deck" might be......... ;)
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« Reply #9 on: February 05, 2012, 11:57:11 AM »

...and 'bilge' is what I play when my fingers 'scupper' the tune...
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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #10 on: February 05, 2012, 12:26:51 PM »

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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #11 on: February 05, 2012, 12:34:02 PM »

..which would make pallets "deck shoes" ..

is that where we would find the 'soul' of the melodeon.

I like the idea of my box having a 'prow' and a 'stern'.
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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #12 on: February 05, 2012, 10:39:41 PM »

In Ships terminoligy, a Deck, is the floor. You also get a Deckhead. Which is the ceiling. You can get a Fore Deck and Aft Deck. I.e. Front and back. Makes sence to me.  :|glug

Sort of - the cockpit and cabin have a sole to walk on and the ceiling is the lining of the hull (sides)!  Now if you want to get onto the semantics of which is the hawse pipe and which the navel pipe...  Which probably explains why one so often hears a scream across the water, "just pull the bloody string!"

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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #13 on: February 06, 2012, 12:47:35 AM »

The definition of a coarse sailor is one who in a moment of absolute crisis, forgets all nautical terminology and yells "for god's sake turn left!"

The bellows would presumably be the waist.
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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #14 on: February 06, 2012, 11:14:29 AM »

How related to the melodeon is HMS Troutbridge?  :-*
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Re: More irritating conversation about melodeon terminology
« Reply #15 on: February 06, 2012, 11:25:10 AM »

The way I play? First cousin!

Lovely tune, though, The Tradewind Hornpipe.

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