The concertina is a folding bellows with buttons at each end, although the function and layout of the buttons varies.
The concertina was developed in the early 1800s by English physicist and inventor Sir Charles Wheatstone. A few years later, the Chemnitzer concertina, which is related to the bandoneon, was invented in Germany by Carl Friedrich Uhlig.
Cicero Concertina Circle
Resources for novice players of the American Chemnitzer Concertina .
Covers history, types, makes, repair and dealers.
Documents for the study of English, Anglo, and Duet concertinas: history, instruction books, sheet music, patents, technical papers, rare periodicals, and new research by many leading scholars. Full texts to read, download, and print.
A complete resource for the anglo concertina enthusiast .
Difficult Chords for Concertina Players
A guide to various chords, listed by type.
The MacCann Duet Concertina
Authoritative source for the instrument patented in 1884 by John Hill MacCann. Offers complete scanned instructional booklet published by the inventor in 1902.
Wheatstone Concertina Ledgers
Colour scans of C. Wheatstone and Co. production and sales ledgers, from the concertina document archives of the Horniman Museum in London.
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