The Concertina cites that concertinas were made and sold in England and Germany in the mid-1830’s as two different types, specific to each country. With the growing popularity of concertina music, both types continued to evolve into their current form even though the difference in pricing led to a class distinction between the two. German or Anglo-German concertinas were regarded as a lower-class instrument. English concertinas were most popular as parlor instruments for classical music, while German concertinas were more associated with the popular dance music at that time.

So musical instruments have evolved through time to make the human happy and to soothe the soul. When King Saul was depressed, he would get David, then a boy, to play on the harp. Music is a God given gift to man and was intended for worship too. As there was a distinction between the purpose of the English and German Concertina, so there is a distinction between the way we use music, one, to glorify God, the other for pleasure.

Sing for joy to the LORD, all the earth; praise him with songs and shouts of joy! Sing praises to the LORD! Play music on the harps! Blow trumpets and horns, and shout for joy to the LORD, our king. One must never loose the joy of music, to praise God and worship Him. God likes joyful people!

Psalm 98:4-6 (GNB)

To bring back the music that glorifies God into the house, car, and workplace sets the scene for a graceful day with answered prayer in mind. Dear Father, give me a song to sing in my mind and out loud that will bring glory to your name. fill my mind with the music of heaven so that I may be happy. Bless all those around me in Jesus’ name, Amen. Dr Cliff Ferguson – Shalom Centurion.

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