Scarlatti SCE-30 English Concertina
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This Scarlatti SCE-30 English Concertina is the ideal starting point for anyone wishing to begin playing the English concertina.
It is well made and sounds sweet and rich.We have sold this concertina for many years now and can faithfully say it has encouraged so many of our now regular customers to learn to play this wonderful traditional instrument.
All our concertinas are hand checked and played before leaving Red Cow Music.
English system, 30 button, G below middle C to 3rd C above middle C.Wooden ended.A great English concertina,ideal for any player from beginner to intermediate level. The playing action on these lovely concertinas is wonderful,which makes them easy to play which is of great help both when you are learning or playing a piece of music. The concertina is the perfect instrument,small in size makes it highly portable,and it sounds great with any other instrument. The classic folk instrument,the concertina is adaptable and easy to get started on,so why not give it a try !
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The concertina was invented by Charles Wheatstone, and the earliest examples, which he called the symphonium, were made in 1829. Its huge popularity in the 19th century was diminished by the arrival of the piano accordion in the 20th. The folk revival has see the concertina back in demand, There are three quite different fingering systems in common use: Anglo, English, and Duet.
Introduction: The English concertina is fully chromatic and each button plays the same note on both push and pull of the bellows. The scale comes by alternating notes from each end of the instrument, which makes it easy to play fast runs. This system tends to suit players who read music as the buttons line up exactly with written music with the stave lines on the left hand and spaces on the right.