Yes, there was once an active classical tradition on concertina, and there are still a few musicians around who focus on jazz and popular music on our little squeezeboxes.
But by and large, concertinas are associated with various forms of traditional music, and I’d venture to say that a big majority of c.net participants fall into that category.
This month’s challenge: record and post the kind of tune or song you might play, provoking a listener to exclaim “wow, I never expected to hear that on a concertina!”
For some of you, this will be easy - just go to your regular playlist and pick a tune.
For many of us, though, it will involve a little digging, learning and brain stretching.
Maybe it'll be your favorite Abba song, or a Sousa march, or the melody of your favorite aria. Or maybe unleash the inner surf concertinist in you and do some Jan and Dean. I'm wondering if we'll get a concertina rendition of Take Five. (Attention Randy Stein).
Let’s have some fun and see what turns up!
Edited by Jim Besser, 01 July 2015 - 08:40 AM.