Keyboard Layout

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There exist two usual modes of fingering systems for the bandonion: the 142-tone keyboard layout which is used in Argentina too, and the german 144-tone system. But there still exist little bandonions with 110 tones. My book „Bandoneon – the first steps“ relates to these student instruments.
The high spot: the fingering plan of these small bandonions will work also on the two big types of instrument. This is amazing! Therefore this book might be useful for all. No matter whether you own a 110-, 142-, or 144-bass instrument: you may use the pieces for your first steps.

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110 tone student’s bandonion

1. Diskant =  right side
open the Bellows
Knopfbelegung Schüler-Bandoneon Diskantseite - Zug
push the bellows

Knopfbelegung Schüler-Bandoneon Diskantseite - Druck


2. Bass = left side
open the Bellows**

Knopfbelegung Schüler-Bandoneon Bassseite - Zug

push the bellows**

Knopfbelegung Schüler-Bandoneon Bassseite - Druck
* on some instruments, these notes are one octave lower
** Pink buttons = differ from larger instruments
„144“ = according with 144 tone „Einheits“ Bandoneon, but not with 142 tone
„142“ = according with 142 tone Tango Instruments, but not with 144 tone

 

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This way you’ll find the buttons,
if your instrument has 142 tones

black buttons: these are the four buttons for starting in chapter 1

142-töniges Rheinisches Bandoneon und die Knöpfe für den Start (schwarz)142-töniges Rheinisches Bandoneon und die Knöpfe für den Start (schwarz)

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This way you’ll find the buttons,
if your instrument has 144 tones

black buttons: these are the four buttons for starting in chapter 1

144-töniges Einheitsbandoneon und die Knöpfe für den Start (schwarz)

144-töniges Einheitsbandoneon und die Knöpfe für den Start (schwarz)

Bandoneon 144-tönig Foto Peter M. Haas