Erland Posted July 30, 2020 Share Posted July 30, 2020 I am a Swedish Anglo Concertina Player, and i usually play an 3 row G/C built by Jose Claro, (very good). I play Irish, but mostly Swedish traditional music on my instrument. Although i like my Claro very much, i am now intrested to buy a 3 row Bb/F from Marcus, because i like the more "mellow" sound of the Bb/F, which I am sure will suit many Swedish traditional tunes. I understand that the layout on a Bb/F are one step lower than on a G/C anglo. And that you can play the Bb/F with the same fingering as you would do on a G/C. The thing that confuse me a bit, and to which i would like an answer ( we are not that many Concertina players in Sweden, especially players with experience of Bb/F so it is not easy to ask other players around here) is the layout on A1 and A2 on the RHS. On my G/C I have C#/C# on A1 RHS, and C#/Eb on A2 RHS. When you buy a G/C, it seems that an important question are which layout system, Jeffries or Wheatstone, you choose. What I understand with my little experience, is that G/C players who often play tunes in keys who requires C#, like D-Major (Like in ITM) and A-Major wants several options of the C#, and because of that they go for a layout who have many C# ,options. On a Bb/F the question (which note you have on A1 & A2 RHS) do not seems that important, and i do not (yet) understand why.. I mean, if you play a tune in for example D major, (with the same fingering, as one should do on the G/C) on a Bb/F, the tune will come out in C major, right? And probably (because of the fingering) there will be some notes up in A1 or A2 RHS position, the C# who now on a Bb/F would be an B instead. Can someone experienced player explain to me how it works? Can I use the same fingering on the Bb/F as I do on the GC, even in the accidental Row, or must i relearn, a new fingering pattern? Do you think it is best to stick with my current system, but one step lower, or is it better to use for example a Wheatstone layout on the Bb/F? Best Regards /Erland , Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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