Anglo Concertina Fingering Generator

Updated May 5, 2013

This page generates some suggested Anglo concertina fingerings for a tune given in ABC notation. It outputs both annotated ABC and standard musical notation.

Notes:

  1. Only supports C/G Jeffies and Wheatstone layouts right now.
  2. Fingering choices are still not optimal. For example, bellows usage is ignored. More work is needed here.
  3. Thanks to Ransom Smith for bugfixes and better button layouts.

Instructions

Paste an ABC-style tune into the box below and hit "Generate Fingerings". Then either read the results directly from the standard musical notation at the bottom of this page, or copy the resulting annotated ABC into your clipboard and use it on one of the many fine ABC-to-PDF generator sites. My personal favorite is Draw The Dots. For button notation, see the Button Notation Chart


ABC Input:


   Annotate bellows directions ('P'=Push, 'D'=Draw)


ABC Output, with fingerings:



Graphical music rendering is courtesy of the excellent abcjs library.

Comments: jim@jimandbarb.DELETETHISPART.net