Learn how to play the concertina with expert music training tips in this free online instrument instruction video clip.
In this segment we are going to talk about something that is really not an accordion but most people would think it is, this is a concertina. What makes a concertina different in the accordion is the buttons that control the notes are on the sides rather than on the front like an accordion. In most other ways it is a free instrument and it could be either single acting or double acting. This is a put together version from parts in the 1890 accordions and it is also single acting and it has a high sound and it plays mostly melody notes not chords on both sides of the concertina. Today you would hear this a lot in English music or Irish music but these where originally a classical instrument and there is classical music written for the concertina.