rlgph Posted November 13, 2014 Share Posted November 13, 2014 I'm a beginner, having a great deal of fun with my recently acquired Elise (though having to work around my wife's dislike of the volume and timbre). I've also played around with "Duettina", an iPad app that simulates a Wicki duet. The app allows one to switch between a standard left hand arrangement (which is ironically referred to as "Inverted") and a mirrored version (which the app labels "Normal"). I've particularly been using the app to explore left hand accompaniment. Curiously, i've found the mirrored button arrangement much more comfortable from a mental point of view than the standard arrangement. For example, i was immediately able to duplicate with my left hand what i was playing with my right with little effort -- so that i could easily play an octave accompaniment (or a fifth or third or sixth, within the limitations of the number of buttons). I can do that with the standard arrangement only very slowly, and with frequent mistakes. I assume that this is something wired into my brain, because the mirrored arrangement feels so natural. I guess that i must be in the minority in this respect; otherwise the left side of duet concertinas would be mirrored from what they are. Those of you who have tried a simulated concertina with a mirrored left side, what has been your experience? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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