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

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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.

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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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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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