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Alan Day Concertina finger? (32) RE: Concertina finger? 26 Apr 12

I wonder Phil ,does your finger pressure on the buttons and general discomfort from playing,come from trying to play the instrument loudly?
Sometimes this is a combination. Try relaxing, playing softer, hence less pressure on the buttons.
I play the Anglo, but at one time did play the English for accompaniment of a singer,trying to hold the instrument with thumb and little finger without support was nearly impossible for me, as was trying to control a miniature.
Goran has made a major investigation into playing ergonomics and his strap arrangement is well worth consideration, as is bellows fanning (possibly not his wording) similar to Edel Fox style of bellows control.
I have now stuck on playing the Anglo supported on my left knee and using the right to push and pull the bellows. Some prefer the right knee for support, both knees using the fanning system, or possibly a neck strap . It basically comes down to what is the most comfortable for you

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