Posted 13 March 2012 - 07:25 PM
I have to testify that I only play the concertina (EC) and can't imagine myself learning to play anything else. I picked one up when I was almost 69 and have been at it with great love and enthusiasm for two-plus years now. If it were not for the concertina, I don't think that I would be able to play an instrument.
This might be a confession of my limitations as a musician, but it is definitely a tribute to this great instrument!
I should proudly add that, busking with two friends at a local farmers' market, I have come home with $8.70 from my playing.
Posted 13 March 2012 - 08:26 PM
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Posted 21 April 2012 - 02:58 PM
I will be 60 next month, and feel like I have many good years of playing ahead, and hopefully improving as I go.
Speaking as a 60-year old, I agree.
Back in my 20s I played melodeon for a while. No idea why I didn't carry it on, perhaps I was fated to play anglo. Once I took up the anglo I've never had much inclination to learn a different instrument. It suits me too well.
Actually I do have a button accordion that was made for me a few years back, but the key layout is a direct copy of a 30-button Jeffries G/D, so I can pick it up and just play it. It's called the Anglodeon. So I don't think that qualifies me as a multi-instrumentalist.
PS In case no-one else has said it, welcome to the forum.
Edited by Chris Timson, 21 April 2012 - 02:59 PM.
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Posted 24 April 2012 - 12:26 AM
Well done Mike. I wish I had your balls to go busking! But who was the cheapskate that gave you 70 cents?
Surely it was all of them? LOL
Posted 24 April 2012 - 11:54 AM
What was really neat was that The Baltimore Sun, our once-great newspaper, had an article about the farmers' market and noted the three musicians at the entrance to the market, citing us as part of the wonderful ambiance. So I've been called a musician!
I have found that playing a concertina, as opposed to some other, more familiar instrument such as the recorder, fiddle, or whatever, gives even an unaccomplished player such as myself a great advantage. There's a tremendous "Wow" factor as people look at all those buttons and hear the great sounds that even inexpensive instruments make.
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