SIMON GABRIELOW Posted October 1, 2022 Share Posted October 1, 2022 (edited) There's guitar's, pianos, Organs, and so on; all have been and are still used on which to not only hear musical sounds, but also on which to write new ideas with the aid of.. [ to create music with in other words]. I often think when a less standard instrument is then used to play or write with, it gives a different approach to creative expression as a result; because it is less 'mainstream' in a way Centuries of development has allowed violins, and keyboard, to develop into standard repertoire; whereas free reed has always just remained on the outskirts of general acceptance into mainstream music. In a way this is a good thing because it has not quite frightened off potential new students by frighteningly over the top pieces, or characters [for example a Lizt, or other such demanding personality.. [ as far as piano goes]. Of course not to say there has been Regondi, and modern ,masters to boot;. Sometimes I often feel that people can forget the potential neutral approach to playing free reed family, particularly concertinas; and they can become to fixated on the number of buttons, on then tradition, the key it may be made in, or the makers name, and I feel they can forget to get on with playing the instruments ; fretting instead over whose is conceived as being better than there one is! Or how to do this or that better.. There's many valid opinions of course, as many as buttons on English concertina! But See the instruments also as needing playing; get on with enjoying your music, it is after all notes in a conveniently made portable box; a miniature reed organ. A means to an end; to express yourself or [in my case also] - something to write new music with and then try it out on [ often for the first time]; which is very rewardingly different sound than piano, guitar, or [much more similar to organ] for that matter. Play concertos, solo pieces, transcriptions from other instrumental books; but at the end of the day do one thing.....and that is simply fret no more - Get on and play your tunes; enjoy it !.. Edited October 1, 2022 by SIMON GABRIELOW Teeny weeny keyboard! 1 Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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