Joan Lottermoser in General Concertina Discussion Posted June 3 I play EC standing for a Morris side, but sitting for more complicated tunes (where I sometimes use my little finger to play notes). I have put a sash through the thumb straps and round my neck for playing when i am standing. This takes a proportion of the weight off the little fingers. It also means that I can carry it around more easily, so it is less likely to get stolen or roll down a hill into a river (I had a near-miss on this before I adoped using the strap). If I want to wave the instrument around while playing, I just let the sash loose. Maybe this idea would help you ?