Nathan Posted August 5, 2006 Share Posted August 5, 2006 I've recently taken up the anglo concertina after playing the Irish flute for a number of years. I'm starting to get comfortable with the melodies of a few tunes, but they still feel a little flat to me. On the flute, I add "lift" to a tune by emphasizing certain notes with my breath to create a rhythmic pulse underlying the music. Basically it amounts to playing some notes louder than others. I figured on the concertina, bellows = breath, so I started trying to emphasize some notes with bellows movement. But it feels a little awkward to do this unless I happen to be reversing the bellows at the same time. I've found I can also add emphasis by playing two notes at once, but I can't do this consistently yet. How do experienced concertina players approach this? Do you guys have any suggestions to get me started? Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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