Samantha Posted July 15, 2007 Share Posted July 15, 2007 A post on rec.musicmakers.squeezebox has just reminded me of a post I was gong to make here. There are quite a few posts on c.net along the lines of "my ideal concertina is an anglo, but with major[/u] customisations here]..." etc, suggesting all sorts of modifications to the instrument.I don't frequent other instrument-specific bulletin boards, but are they also sprinkled with posts like this? Do budding violinists, or bassoonists, or harpsichord players suggest that the instrument be redesigned to fit their style of playing and likes/dislikes? Do concertina players do this because, to a certain extent, you can "customise" the layout of the accidental row on an anglo? Or do concertina players do this because there are range of similar-seeming instruments lurking under the umbrella of the word "concertina"? But they are only similar in that they are a similar shape and generate sound by a similar method. I would contend that English, Anglo and each type of Duet concertina are as much different instruments as guitar, mandolin, ukelele, banjo and so on. I confess I have had a custom built instrument made for me - a Tedrow concertiny. But this question still intrigues me ... Samantha Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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