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Keyboard Layouts - 2½ Row Diatonic Accordions (including Club Melodeons)

The 2½ row melodeon has been making quite a comeback in England in recent years - it is by no means a new invention, the "Club Model"; have been around for years although modern keyboard layouts are different from the club. The 2½ row melodeon is unfortunately the most varied in terms of fingering; different manufacturers supply different fingerings from the factory and many players change the reed setup to reflect their own playing styles. I have included a B/C (Irish chromatic) 2½ row layout which makes some fingering on the B/C system easier.

MODERN 2½ ROW MELODEONS

Modern instruments in this category have 12 bass buttons as standard


CLUB MODEL MELODEONS

Club models have 8 basses and a peculiar unisonoric button in the middle of the inside row. The keys listed below are the most common to find Club Models in.

All pages and diagrams in this section are by John Spiers apart from those marked *.


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