How To Determine The Key Of Your Concertina

Chemnitzer concertinas may be tuned to one of a number of different keys. The following instructions will help you to easily determine which of the most common keys your concertina may be tuned to.

Select the note of choice below to play a ten second sample of the specified tone. Compare that tone to the sound your concertina makes when either pressing the button labeled with a “5″ on the right-hand side while pushing the bellows, or pressing the button labeled with a “3″ on the right-hand side while drawing (pulling) the bellows.

Tuned to Key of C

On 5 Press A (440.00 Hz); access the MP3 file HERE.

On 3 Draw C (523.25 Hz); access the MP3 file HERE.

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Tuned to Key of Db

On 5 Press Bb (466.16 Hz); access the MP3 file HERE.

On 3 Draw Db (554.37 Hz); access the MP3 file HERE.

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Tuned to Key of Eb

On 5 Press C (523.25 Hz); access the MP3 file HERE.

On 3 Draw Eb (622.25 Hz); access the MP3 file HERE.

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Tuned to Key of Ab

On 5 Press F (698.46 Hz); access the MP3 file HERE.

On 3 Draw Ab (830.61 Hz); access the MP3 file HERE.

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Tuned to Key of Bb

On 5 Press G (783.99 Hz); access the MP3 file HERE.

On 3 Draw Bb (466.16 Hz); access the MP3 file HERE.

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