What are the notes on a concertina?
Start with middle C on your concertina and work through the 8 notes, or octave, up to C1, or high C. Depending on the type of concertina you have, you will either alternate which hands play the notes or work down the rows of keys to play your scale. Most concertinas have a 3- or 4-octave range.
How many notes does a concertina have?
Normally the English concertina has 48 keys, but some models had 56. The extra 8 keys are at the high end of the scale and are thus not so useful on the treble, but they can be helpful in tenor-trebles and baritones.
What keys can a concertina play?
What Key is a Concertina in? Concertinas come in different keys but the most common key, especially for traditional Irish music, is the key of C/G. The key of C/G which basically means the outside row (or middle row on a three row) plays the key of C and the inside row plays the key of G.
Is it hard to learn the concertina?
Yes, the concertina is a very easy instrument to play. Its compact size and fixed tuning mean that any age can pick it up. You’ll find it simple to get a sound from it immediately. With the help of a fingering chart and online concertina lessons you can be playing a simple tune within 20 minutes.
What do you call someone who plays the concertina?
Concertinian (I guess that’s more like if you were from the planet Concertina)
How much does a concertina cost?
Beware Cheap Concertinas There’s not way around it: concertinas are expensive instruments. A good one will usually cost at least $1,500, with $2,000+ being more likely. This means that plenty of people are looking for a deal.
What is the easiest Irish instrument to learn?
The Irish Flute If you have a healthy set of lungs and aren’t afraid to give them a good workout, the flute might be your first choice of Irish musical instrument. Though, be warned. As a flute player myself, I’m probably quite biased in its favour.
Do you have to tune a concertina?
Don’t try and tune a concertina unless you are *absolutely* certain of what you are doing. It is very easy to ruin a reed. It is very much a specialist job. Don’t touch the two screws that hold a reed in place in its metal frame.