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I've been wondering about a verb to use when i'm playing my concertina.  For guitar (and some other stringed instruments, at least in the US) we use "picking".  What about concertina?

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10 minutes ago, rlgph said:

I've been wondering about a verb to use when i'm playing my concertina.

 

5 minutes ago, Mikefule said:

Squeezing, playing

 

I agree with Mike.  Both of those words are commonly used, and I can't think of any other term that's common.

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Concertining?

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10 hours ago, rlgph said:

For guitar (and some other stringed instruments, at least in the US) we use "picking".  What about concertina?

 

Pumping?

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4 hours ago, alex_holden said:

 

Pumping?

"I'll just go and pump the concertina" just doesn't have the same ring to it as some of the other verbs.

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what about "operate"?

 

let me operate my concertina for a while...

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Posted (edited)

To misquote Lena Horne:

 

I got a new concertina
And there's nothing to it
You just sort of stand there
And just sort of do it
 
So, just do it.
 
Chris
Edited by Chris Timson
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I think i like squeeze best, especially with the past tense of squoze.  Twiddle is also kind of appealing, as is noodling, which pretty much describes my playing on all my instruments.

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11 hours ago, Wolf Molkentin said:

what about "operate"?

 

let me operate my concertina for a while... 

 

I've never used -- nor heard used -- the word "operate" for playing a concertina... nor any other musical instrument.

 

However, I have many times "operated on" my concertina, when something needed to be adjusted or fixed.  8^)

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4 hours ago, JimLucas said:

 

I've never used -- nor heard used -- the word "operate" for playing a concertina... nor any other musical instrument.

 

However, I have many times "operated on" my concertina, when something needed to be adjusted or fixed.  8^)

In comic announcements for our Morris side, I will sometimes refer to one of the musicians as an "accordion operator" or a "concertina owner".  

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