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Thread #162612   Message #3871365
Posted By: Guran
13-Aug-17 - 08:54 AM
Thread Name: Blues on the English Concertina
Subject: RE: Blues on the English Concertina
Dick, why not promote your material by a short clip on Youtube?

Anyway, I tried searching for squeezebox blues playing on YT and a number of accordion and melodeon players came up. Among the professionals in the cajun/zydeco field squeezeboxes are very common and mostly in wet tuning and blues or R&B tunes are quite common.Is it the comparably dry tone of concertinas that don't attract more blues players or is it firstly a simple matter of tradition? Like the choice of Irish tunes when playing Anglo (while the English ought to be even more suited for that...), polkas playing Chemnitzer and Tango playing Bandonion?
IF i were up to doing blues on the concertina I certainly would like to have a double-reeded wet tuned cheapish instrument ( with low quality unstable reeds, I have come across such Scholer models ) OR of course a specially made quality instrument ( with reeds designed to "bend" easily like some harmonicas - "Blues harps" )