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I want to learn to play the squeezebox

Discussion in 'Music' started by simon43, Dec 26, 2015.

  1. simon43

    simon43 New commenter

    'Cos right now I can't :)

    I very much enjoy teaching young students, but bemoan the fact that I cannot play a musical instrument, which I see as a very useful skill for encouraging the younger students to take an active role in 'play and learn' lessons.

    As a child, I used to play the cello most evenings that my school lent to me. That all ended when I fell down the stairs of a double-decker bus and landed on that cello.....

    I would love to play the guitar or piano, but don't have access to one, (I'm in backofbeyond-stan, Asia)

    But I do own a squeezebox (or concertina by its correct name), purchased many years ago and never really used.

    What are the benefits (as I see them)?

    1 - I own one!
    2 - It is very portable, (unlike the cello)
    3 - I don't think it is that difficult to learn to play some simple tunes
    4 - It is perhaps an interesting instrument for young students to watch and to learn how it functions
    5 - I can sing/speak as I play
    6 - I can walk around the classroom as I play

    I am not suggesting my students learn to play the squeezebox. Rather I suggest that it would be an ideal, musical accessory for song and dance lessons.

    What do you think? Or should I stick to my broken cello?
  2. jarndyce

    jarndyce Occasional commenter

    Well if you don't have access to a piano (not even a keyboard?) then this sounds like a great idea. :)

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