I just wanted to pass along the links in case, like me, you're interested in leveraging your Anglo Concertina skills into playing tunes on the button accordion, have an iPad or iPhone/iPod Touch, and don't have a button accordion.
Fingerings on the apps are exactly like the real instrument. The iPad versions provide 21-buttons (10/11) and are pretty much life-size, the iPhone/iPod Touch app plays the same way, but of course is much smaller and has 17 (8/9) buttons .
Melodeon B/C, C#/D, D/G, C/F, and G/C for the iPad:
(reflects the upcoming 1.1 update)
BeeSeeBox - B/C Button Accordion for the iPhone:
MIDI Melodeon - Wireless WiFi-based MIDI Button Accordion controller for the iPad:
(For controlling external software and hardware MIDI synths, makes no noise on its own)
Last week I was out sick for a few days and had a lot of time to practice with the Melodeon B/C iPad app in bed. I've pretty much gotten to the point where I can play most of my session tune melodies on the app nearly up to speed. I really want to get my hands on a real B/C instrument to see how well the skills transfer.
All the apps are currently in review with Apple and should be available by Dec 1. The 1.0 versions of Melodeon B/C, C#/D, and D/G (which use tilting of the iPad to control the bellows, 1.1 just uses a touch to control the bellows and is much easier to play) are currently on the App Store. However, I suggest waiting until version 1.1 is available, it will be a free update if you want to grab a cheap copy of 1.0. When version 1.1 comes out, there will also be C/F and G/C versions with the same features.
Cheers and many thanks,
Edited by eskin, 15 November 2010 - 10:27 PM.