allan atlas Posted July 11, 2008 Share Posted July 11, 2008 The English concertina was marketed as a substitute for the violin, flute, and clarinet, at least to a certain extent. Moreover, it was so marketed with a special eye to getting women to play the instrument, since the other three that I mentioned were more or less "off limits" to them until about the final quarter of the century. On the other hand, one need only look at the concertina method books that were aimed at the same audience; they are full of chordal and even real contrapuntal writing. In the end, generalizations are usually simplifications, and they leave unanswered as much--sometimes more--than they answer.....Allan Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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