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  1. My personal English Concertina evolution: from a joke gift via an eBay miscalculation and a plastic Chinese monster to a real vintage Lachenal Edeophone. (With thanks to my teacher Pauline de Snoo). Life is beautiful!
  2. Suppose I keep practicing on a cheap instrument for another year.... Can anyone say anything meaningful about this one? https://mcneelamusic.com/concertinas/new-the-sparrow-english-concertina-lead-time/
  3. Problem: I live in Holland. A country where the concertina is a rarity. As a professional clarinet player I know that there are great second hand instruments for my students. I always advise them to test such an instrument carefully and, in case of doubt, not to buy it. Look for another one. There are plenty of them. Unfortunately, this is not the case here for a concertina. This makes the purchase of a vintage instrument almost impossible. And a trip to the UK at the moment is not something you can do just as easily. Help! Does anyone have a great vintage instrument for sale for me? 😃
  4. And this one? https://mcneelamusic.com/concertinas/new-the-sparrow-english-concertina-sold-out/ or http://www.concertinaconnection.com/jackie-jack.htm I think my instrument is a Bonetti: https://www.ebay.com/itm/333375025182
  5. And this one? https://mcneelamusic.com/concertinas/new-the-sparrow-english-concertina-sold-out/
  6. In any case, the 'thing' aroused my enthusiasm for the concertina. The next step, of course, will be a real buy. Tips, advice, interesting sites/links?That leaves no room for doubt.........
  7. Hello everybody, Does anyone recognise this instrument? And knows what type it is? Which company could have made it? There is nothing on it at all. No name, nothing. Thank you in advance, I am very curious. Maarten
  8. Yes, I am. I like un unresolved tritone from time to time 🙃 And now here in the Netherlands were going into a complete lockdown again until 19 january😖 Lots of time to study the concertina........
  9. Hello Forum, Yes, I am a beginning (english) concertina student struggling with the lovely instrument. But I must confess, I am also a professional musician. Clarinet player, teacher, conductor and composer. I taught clarinet methodology lessons at the Fontys conservatoire in Tilburg (the Netherlands) for many years. So I am very interested in 'how to teach/learn to play an instrument'. Nevertheless I am a beginning (english) concertina student. That is why I would like to thank you all for your tips, links, good advice and so on. In the meantime I have contacted my compatriot 😉Pauline de Snoo from the https://www.concertina.nl/nl/tutorseng.php I understand that many of you know her tutorial books. I am curious how she approaches this matter. Goodbye everybody, please keep me informed.
  10. Thanks everybody, for the good advise! I 'll struggle on, with a big smile on my face. Because I love it, playing the concertina.
  11. As a beginning player of the english concertina, I am currently busy with 'how to control the bellow'. When to pull and when to push, whether or not to pull far out, whether or not in fan form etc. I can't find any real educational material about this. Is it useful, for example, to indicate the pulling and pushing in the music, like a violinist inscribes his up and down strokes? I feel it is an essential part of the concertina study. Who can help me?
  12. One tone (A1) on my concertina sounds a bit hoarse. And does not respond directly to pressing the button. There seems to be a little bit of air escaping. Does anyone have a tip as to what I can do about this?
  13. One tone (A1) on my concertina sounds a bit hoarse. And does not respond directly to pressing the button. Does anyone have a tip as to what I can do about this?
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