The DVD by Dr. Ina Lemm

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Re: The DVD by Dr. Ina Lemm

Postby halpin_bridget » Thu Apr 15, 2010 9:36 am

Dear Halfies,

Regarding the use of heartwood as a burnisher on the wheel and that you were unable to find any fiddle or cello rosin discs which had a piece of heartwood attached to the rear of the cloth (and Ina wasn't able to find the original source of her own), I can clarify this for you :P . Ina, like myself, has a Kurt Reichmann hurdy gurdy and when you buy a gurdy off him you get his "customised" Royal Oak rosin, i.e. he glues a round disc of wood to the cloth attached to the rosin, so that you always have it to hand - brilliant idea and one you could simply copy.

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Bridget
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Re: The DVD by Dr. Ina Lemm

Postby halfies » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:42 pm

Aha, Bridget, you solved the mystery, and many thanks.
Look forward to meeting you at Youlgrave !

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Re: The DVD by Dr. Ina Lemm

Postby halfies » Wed Dec 29, 2010 12:22 pm

Dr. Ina Lemm's website

http://www.hurdy-gurdy-music.com

has recently been very usefully updated with a host of tunes arranged by Ina especially for Hurdy Gurdy (on the website click on 'Archive') with basic sound files, plus pdf 'dots', all for free downloading / printing.

There are 80 or so tunes of varying styles ranging from Playford, through Folk and dance from different countries, simple Classical, songs including words, and a few of Ina's own compositions. All are fairly straightforward and look ideal for beginner/improver/intermediate playing skills.

Some are arranged as duets with pleasing harmonies. With one exception (in G) they are all in the keys of C major and C minor, and therefore suitable mainly for octave tuned G/C Gurdies. (many pieces drop down to 'G below middle C')

The level of difficulty and key signature are all shown in the list, and a filter facility allows the group selection of say, 'tunes of the same difficulty' or 'duets' and other similar groupings, a very good addition.

This seems a very generous and well thought out 'add-on' to Ina's tutorial DVD and the perfect 'next step'. Well worth a look.

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Re: The DVD by Dr. Ina Lemm

Postby WaterPig Master » Wed Dec 29, 2010 2:59 pm

Some good tunes there... I wonder if she'd let me pop some of them onto my database?

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Re: The DVD by Dr. Ina Lemm

Postby halfies » Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:08 am

Hi Barnaby,

I think Ina might well go along with that and it would be worth asking her. Her emails are always very friendly and English language is no problem.

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