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Thread #106236   Message #2195658
Posted By: Tootler
16-Nov-07 - 07:54 PM
Thread Name: Easy instrument to learn
Subject: RE: Easy instrument to learn
But I am completely at sea with anything like a Anglo or D/G melodeon which makes different notes pushing and pulling. Equally harmonica with blowing and sucking.

I tried the English Concertina and found it's button layout weird, I then got an Anglo and it seemed perfectly natural. But, then I have been playing harmonica since about the age of 10 and don't remember having much trouble with them - though I have never learnt to play it properly

this is why I always suggest anybody thinking about taking up the melodeon (or anglo concertina) should try a 3 quid mouthorgan first.

Similarly if you think you might like to play a wind instrument, try a descant recorder or whistle first. If you and get on with them, you will probably be OK whatever you choose. If you can't then forget it.