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I am fairly new to concertina. (as you can tell by my question!!) I have always played sitting down. I do a knee vibrato of sorts.. I think it sounds good. Two questions.. Is there away to accomplish this sound when standing to play? Also what other techniques can be used for sound change. Is there a topic already on this.. thanks in advance. Pam

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Pam,

 

Here is Koot Brits playing "Salome Waltz",

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WuaWQn0q5DA

 

here is Piet Visser playing "Mermaid Waltz"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvIGfc9CZOw

 

and "Kalfie Waltz"

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dkUrOiSVN4g

 

and here is Manie Erasmus,

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fDEOymRtKIs

 

is this the effect you're looking for?

 

Just shake the ends, although Manie seems to give the whole bellows a good shake!

 

Jake

 

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Jake,

you beat me to it! I was thinking along those lines when I read Pam's question. That bellows tremolo is really typical of the South African boeremusiek style.

 

BTW, boeremusiek is one of the music genres in which the concertina plays a central role. Apparently they play all concertina systems - for more info see here.

 

Cheers,

John

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