I’ve been wondering how the lots of you rest your hand on the hand bar/rest while playing your AC?
I find I often end up playing with the hand rested near the little finger and only slightly up by the index finger, in-between the hand is not touching the hand bar at all. I got rather long fingers and been experimenting with different heights on the hand bar, but always end up raising the mid part of the hand away from the bar otherwise it gets uncomfortable. My fingers often starts to pain if the hand is strapped to close to the hand bar.
For a while I’ve been borrowing a clacking and rather slow Lachenal, But now I’ve ordered a A P James concertina that doesn’t arrives until April. I ordered the AP James with a hand bar height (25 mm) only slightly higher than standard (20 mm), since my hand anyway will curve away from the hand bar even if the bar was higher. But maybe that was a mistake, maybe I should have ordered a higher hand bar after all… ?
Well well, until April I’m unfortunately stuck with a Chinese concertina, it's descent sounding, makes my fingers hurt and I just have to keep changing broken springs and look for air leaks all the time, so I guess I could do some more experimenting… Longing for April – springtime and a new concertina!!!
Edited by Hasse, 25 October 2011 - 03:06 PM.