The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #53435   Message #822389
Posted By: Crane Driver
09-Nov-02 - 04:27 PM
Thread Name: Sitting Or Standing
Subject: RE: Sitting Or Standing
Whilst the concertina is a wonderful instrument which I have loved dearly for thirty years, it just isn't designed for standing up. The weight is all in front of your hands and the grip is quite imprecise, it's really meant to be played sitting down, with the instrument resting on the knee. Fortunately I only play on a few songs, we're mostly a capella, and we sing standing when we're on stage. Informal sessions are different - I mostly sing seated then, but I might stand for certain songs. It surely helps the breathing - unbends the tubes, or something.