JimLucas Posted November 11, 2003 Share Posted November 11, 2003 As I read it Jim was differentiating between accordian teachers who don't actually play concertina (as raised earlier in the thread), and those who do play concertina, (which you refereed to). Indeed. And the original question seems to reflect an attitude/assumption that constantly worries me: that because concertinas and accordions both have bellows, they must be similar enough in every other respect that anybody who is good at the one is automatically good (at playing... or repairing) the other. A glance at the two "squeezebox" keyboards should make it clear that they're vastly different, even if one doesn't notice the "subtlety" that manipulation of the bellows is done quite differently. And that's assuming a piano accordion vs. an English concertina; what if the concertina were an anglo? Would you expect a violin teacher (not known to play any other instrument) to also be good at teaching the banjo? They both have strings. Both an 18-wheeler and a motorcyle have wheels, and I'm sure some long-distance truckers are also great motorcyclists, but not because they're truckers. Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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