The Jeffries Duet Concertina Tutor By Gary Coover
The rare and unusual concertina known as the Jeffries Duet has baffled
would-be players for over a hundred years, and now here is a tutor that
clearly shows its advantages and how to play it in a wide variety of musical
styles and accompaniments.
More than 80 tunes are included with musical
notation for the melody plus button maps and tablature with abc pitches and
chords and fully arranged accompaniments including transcriptions of many
of the tunes from Michael Hebbert’s landmark album The Rampin’ Cat.
Gary Coover has published several popular music instruction books for the
Anglo concertina and has played the Duet concertina for many years.
Probably the hardest to play, but the most versatile. Like the English, the same note plays in both directions, but like the Anglo, the treble notes are on the right hand end, and the bass notes on the left.
There are three common types of Duet, all with a different keyboard layout, MacCann, Jeffries and Crane (or Triumph), as well as the more recent Hayden system. We have secondhand duets in stock at all times, but new ones are only available to order. Two well known players are Alexander Prince (MacCann), & Tim Laycock (Crane)