The concertina is a reed-type instrument having horns and rows of buttons on either end. It was pioneered separately in England and Germany almost simultaneously. The English style of the concertina was originated by Charles Wheatstone around 1830. On the other hand, the German version was pioneers a few years later by Carl Friedrich Uhlig. At present, the instrument was prevalent in numerous countries such as South Africa, Ireland, and England, mainly as a staple to various forms of music engaged in ballroom and classical dances. At the turn of the century, the German concertina gained a huge following among the masses as being associated with various dances, while the other version was more popularised by the upper class.
One should consider the following steps in playing the concertina: