KevinBradfield Posted July 11, 2016 Share Posted July 11, 2016 So I have gotten the bug to learn how to play the concertina, but am having a difficult time deciding on which concertina to give it a go with. I will be starting out with a rental from the button box, they seem to get good reviews for a starter instrument, and it keeps me fairly cheap on the initial investment. I am not sure which concertina I want to learn on. I am leaning towards an English. My short to medium term goals are to be able to sing with it around the campfire with my nieces and nephews, teaching them the chorus lines of folk and sea songs. I also want to be able to accompany other instruments such as guitars and fiddles. I have also found some good youtube resources on learning to play the English, as well as plenty of written material. You would think it was a done deal, but while I was digging around on youtube, I came upon some Duet concertina pieces. I was blown away listening to players able to produce a melody and accompaniment on one instrument. With not being around a lot of instrument players in my social groups, this seems like it can give me more than the English in terms of a fuller sound when playing for friends and the like. However, I do not see very many resources other than books on learning to play the Duet. So in short, I think I would enjoy either one, but with fewer resources available should I go towards the English? Will I regret not trying the Duet later on down the road? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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