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hi guys

 

im currently playing a 30 button anglo and

would like to play such songs with accompaniment

such as https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mxn8n5Shu4M

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ccJ3DcCFAtw etc.

is this only possible on a 40 button concertina?

as at the moment I love playing my 30 button

but other than say 3 songs there's not alot else I really

want to play. as well as this I play accordion and would

love to be able to play the same stuff but with a bisonoric

instrument. it keeps it interesting. if only possible on a 40 button

where am i likely to find one or would the easiest method be to

modify my 30 button

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Yes, if you're wanting to play in all those wonderfully difficult keys like Cm, Fm, Eb, Ab, etc. you'll definitely need more options and alternates than you'll find on a 30-button.

 

Otherwise you'll find yourself having to do lots of adapting and leaving notes out because they won't all be in the same direction at the same time when you need them. 

 

With a 40-button you pretty much have every note in every direction, I've heard it referred to as a "poor man's duet" - but there's nothing poor about a nice big 40-button Anglo!

 

Gary

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2 hours ago, gcoover said:

Yes, if you're wanting to play in all those wonderfully difficult keys like Cm, Fm, Eb, Ab, etc. you'll definitely need more options and alternates than you'll find on a 30-button.

 

Otherwise you'll find yourself having to do lots of adapting and leaving notes out because they won't all be in the same direction at the same time when you need them. 

 

With a 40-button you pretty much have every note in every direction, I've heard it referred to as a "poor man's duet" - but there's nothing poor about a nice big 40-button Anglo!

 

Gary

ah right. thanks! oh and dont suppose you know any concertina makers?

still about today?

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Wow, great photos of concertina construction if you scroll down the link.

 

I especially like the clever way to make the button bushings - insert a long piece of felt through a bunch of buttons at once and then just snip. 

 

And clear plastic reed pans - I wonder how well these hold up and adapt to the wooden action pan over time?

 

 

Gary

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