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Bob Bolton alf edwards concertina accompaniments (92* d) RE: alf edwards concertina accompaniments 30 Aug 12

G'day Ross (... and Good Soldier Schweik),

I wasn't trying to "knock" Alf Edwards. I was just canvassing the wide range of different assumptions among a very wide range of different players within different genres. Over the last 40, or so years ... basically since I came back to Sydney - pretty near 43 years back - I've seen and heard a lot of differing viewpoints generated around innocent litle hexagonal ( ... & octagonal ... sometimes duodecagonal ... and, at one point decagonal - as well as farthest back square!) boxes.

They have all fought for spaces in the spectrum from Stage Virtuoso and Orchestral ... all the way down to trying to grade up what you learned on a mouth organ - to get a tune out of the box you just blew your pay on.

Far too much has been driven by viewponts that only this box ... that system ... the "only" acceptable body of music ... this place & not that one to play ... what? ... is acceptable / proper / musical .. even "folk" ... ?

I'm fascinated by what such small / handy / accessible instruments can keep giving to music - that can still belong to people.



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