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Adding A (4Th) D Row Of Notes To The Anglo 30 Button Concertina?


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#1 Notemaker

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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:27 PM

Has any one ever tried to add a D row of notes to the 30 button Anglo?

That is make it into a 40 button Anglo.

 

My idea is to add the D row behind the G row thus creating a much easier way to perform in E min, D maj, B min etc.

 

 

I took the time to see if I could reach across the existing 3 rows on my instrument. I can easily do it! I guess my hands are a bit longer than some.

 

 

Also I notice there are other types of Concertina with more than 3 rows, so I don't think there is a technical reason other than making the body bigger to accomodate the extra 20 reeds.


Edited by Notemaker, 12 October 2013 - 02:29 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2013 - 02:32 PM

Personally, if I was going to a 4-row layout, I'd much prefer the extra notes and reversals traditionally found versus just another diatonic scale.  On melodeons, I find a 3-row set up as D/G/Acc far more useful than A/D/G.  Same basic principle.



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 08:50 PM

Personally, if I was going to a 4-row layout, I'd much prefer the extra notes and reversals traditionally found versus just another diatonic scale.  On melodeons, I find a 3-row set up as D/G/Acc far more useful than A/D/G.  Same basic principle.

Please tell me about 'extra notes and reversals' ?

 

Thank you :0)



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Posted 14 October 2013 - 09:24 PM

Here is a chart for a 45-key Jeffries currently for sale at The Button Box.  If you study the extra buttons, you will see that many of the notes are the same as nearby buttons, but with the bellows direction reversed.

 

http://www.buttonbox...c0400 notes.pdf






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