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Posted By: Bernard
04-Feb-08 - 11:59 AM
Thread Name: concertinas in folk music
Subject: RE: concertinas in folk music
Well, I like 'em, too!

Not sure I understand the question of breathing in time to the bellows, as I've never experienced the problem. Mind you, I play Anglo, English, Piano Accordion and Melodeon, so maybe that's why.

Thinking about it, quite a few of the songs I do involve holding a fairly long-ish note whilst changing bellows direction a few times - perhaps this could be used as a practice technique if you do experience the problem? Just a thought.

There seem to be two types of player (whether Anglo or English)... those who only play single note melodies, and those who 'fill in the chords' (as I do). Anyone else noticed this?