I have an anglo concertina of 20 keys, and i wonder what kind of tunes i can play whit it...
I am about 18 months into learning the concertina.
This is what I do/am doing.
Check out sources of tunes in ABC notation and run
them through an ABC editor such as EasyABC, and
listen to the midi generated output.
The tunes you like, you learn...
I have 20, 26 and 30 button instruments and speaking
personally, I have chosen to regard the fact that some
instruments have only 20 buttons as a challenge rather
than a restriction.
If you need an accidental which you haven't got you
can 'fake it' as often as not.
Don't get sucked in by the 'genre' thing, if you like
it, play it. I play all sorts of stuff (badly, I'm
afraid, but I'm getting better).
Additionally, I add a (fairly elementary) tab system
to my scores and carry them, and the equivalent sound
files around on my tablet.
A few sources of oodles of tunes in ABC format:
Lester's Tune A Day
Paul Hardy's Session Tunebooks
Playford's Dancing Master
Chris Partingtons Links Page
Search for these with Google and the links should
These pages give you access to hundreds of tunes
in ABC format in loads of different keys (you can
transpose in EasyABC if you wish).
Good luck - I hope you have as much fun as me...
Edited by lachenal74693, 02 April 2016 - 03:34 AM.