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Thread #108326   Message #2253700
Posted By: Ross Campbell
04-Feb-08 - 09:37 PM
Thread Name: concertinas in folk music
Subject: RE: concertinas in folk music
Get the song sorted out first. That way the breathing should take care of itself. After all, the lungs aren't physically linked to the bellows! I can't remember ever having this problem, but I had been singing with and without instruments for a few years before I started on Anglo.

I have noticed that if someone asks me a question while I'm playing a tune (It doesn't often happen, but sometimes people have the unreasonable expectation that I will know the names of the pieces I play) I would have to stop playing before engaging in speech - whereas I have heard Alistair Anderson give quite complicated introductions to tunes while actually playing at the same time - is he able to do this because he doesn't sing, or is there another part of the brain available which I haven't discovered yet?