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Wherein yet another musical instrument finds its way to Human Dwelling 43 [Sep. 25th, 2001|06:35 pm]
Roy Janik
I've now been playing with my new (used) concertina for about an hour and a half now. And wow is she different than Ira. Smaller, with real leather bellows, wooden ends, metal endcaps and metal buttons. She's also got 30 buttons, which means that I can now (theoretically) play any song. Before I just had to sortof skip the c sharps and other nefarious notes.

The sound is much more mellow, and the action's quicker. The only tricky bit is the bellows. Ira had super long bellows, kept stable by two spacers. The new lass, however, has relatively short bellows, and so I often find myself fully extending her in mid song. Frustrating, but I'm sure I'll get the hang of it.

And now for the pretty pictures:

So I couldn't be more pleased. Hopefully, she'll inspire me to continue learning this bewildering Victorian instrument.