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.
Additional information can be found by browsing the Concertina History feature. Please see the Glossary of Terms feature for simple definitions for many chemnitzer concertina related terms. If you have other concertina related questions, please visit the community supported USCA Facebook Group.