Anglo Concertinas

C/G Anglo Concertina Wheatstone & Jeffries

C/G Anglo Concertina Wheatstone & Jeffries

C/G Anglo Concertina Wheatstone & Jeffries comparison

C/G Anglo Concertina Wheatstone & Jeffries comparison.

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4 Responses to C/G Anglo Concertina Wheatstone & Jeffries

  1. Markus says:

    So, which layout should a beginner get? Which one is more common in instruction books?

    • free64494 says:

      One isn’t inherently harder than the other, really, so in that sense, either is equally appropriate for a beginner. That said, the Jeffries layout is maybe preferred by a majority of irish players, so if that happens to be your musical focus, it might make more sense to start learning on an instrument with that layout, if you have the choice. Some instruments are only made with the Wheatstone layout, which in no ways excludes playing Irish tunes. In the grand scheme of things, the Wheatstone layout is more common.

      So far as instruction material, as far as I know, the only one that assumes a Jeffries layout is The Irish Concertina by Mick Bramich.

      Good luck in your search! Rebecca

  2. Gabriela says:

    I have a C/G concertina of 20 keys.
    Is there any concertina like this

    • free64494 says:

      Hello, Gabriela. Twenty-button concertinas in C/G are not at all uncommon. Typically, they’re like thirty-button instruments but lack the outer row on each end. This means that they only play in the keys of C, G, the relative minors, and some modal keys. In piano terms, the only black key on a twenty-button C/G is the f#.

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