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I often see these concertinas for sale I know they are cheep  but ignoring that .How do they play ? One note at a time or in octaves are they a different note push  and pull .

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1 hour ago, Kelteglow said:

I often see these concertinas for sale I know they are cheep  but ignoring that .How do they play ?

One note at a time or in octaves are they a different note push  and pull .

 

There are four short YouTube videos dealing with Scholers which may help you. They appear to be

20-button Anglos, and one of the models is triple-reeded, and another is tuned in D/A. See:

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mbPw0yR19zM&index=1&list=PL777D961E7BDD0215

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=88yCVla_Djg&index=2&list=PL777D961E7BDD0215

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvs4-ANFuq8&index=3&list=PL777D961E7BDD0215

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anBj1hibG0o&index=4&list=PL777D961E7BDD0215

 

Roger

 

Edited by lachenal74693

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Scholer concertinas are GDR-made two-row concertinas (different notes on push and pull). They can be single-reeded or double-reeded. Some are triple-reeded in the low register (to increase responsiveness). Usually the number of bellows sections indicate the number of reeds per note. The older ones have wooden levers, the newer metal ones.

 

I myself use a double-reedet somewhat later Scholer concertina with limited button travel, labeled "Silvetta", from the now defunct company. I am happy with it. You can find some playing examples on my YT-channel.

Edited by Sebastian

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