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Maps Of The Anglo Concertina Available Free, Gratis And For Nothing

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I am new to the Anglo concertina. A difficulty I presumably share with other newbies is finding my way around the 60 notes on the 30-key keyboard. Having some facility with computer graphics, I put together maps of the keyboard from various perspectives. The pdf versions of the maps can be printed and laminated for use as cheat sheets by students of the instrument. These are offered for personal use with no strings attached (appropriate, I suppose, for a stringless free-reed instrument — ouch!) at my web site http://www.midnight-court.com/the-concertina.html. "Midnight Court" is in the address because the site is mainly dedicated, fairly unrelatedly, to my translation of the famous eighteenth century Irish poem of the same name. Anyway, hope the keyboard maps are useful to students of the concertina.

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I am new to the Anglo concertina. A difficulty I presumably share with other newbies is finding my way around the 60 notes on the 30-key keyboard. Having some facility with computer graphics, I put together maps of the keyboard from various perspectives. The pdf versions of the maps can be printed and laminated for use as cheat sheets by students of the instrument. These are offered for personal use with no strings attached (appropriate, I suppose, for a stringless free-reed instrument — ouch!) at my web site http://www.midnight-court.com/the-concertina.html. "Midnight Court" is in the address because the site is mainly dedicated, fairly unrelatedly, to my translation of the famous eighteenth century Irish poem of the same name. Anyway, hope the keyboard maps are useful to students of the concertina.

 

Arlington, Va, eh? PM me and I'll put you on the list for our periodic DC/Balto area squeeze ins!

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Marc, I like your charts — based on very much the same ideas as my own. I was not aware of their existence since they don't seem to show up in a Google image search along the lines of "layout charts for anglo concertina." The idea of the push-only and pull-only is a useful one that hadn't occurred to me and further development of the chord charts would seem to be immensely useful (and beyond my current state of knowledge).

 

Noel

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Hello, Noel. Just wanted to express thanks from another concertina newbie, (coming from flute/whistle/mandolin).

 

I'm playing a Rochelle as I await a new Morse C/G Anglo from Sunderland. I decided to work at playing 'across the rows' right from the very beginning, and not to shy away from scary things ---- the key of D, in particular! Really a fun and challenging instrument!

 

I've found a few decent keyboard layouts, and some good narrative from David Levine and others. Yours is also a good approach, and will be useful.

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Hi Noel

 

I was just trying to view your charts but it seems that the link doesn't exist… do you have a new link?

 

Cheers, John

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Welcome to the concertina community. I found your charts very clear and useful. Nice one ! The Merriman poem is also very well translated and interesting.

yours

Mike

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