You may now transpose the pitch up or down up to one octave in semitone increments.
Touch the number to the right of the transpose slider to reset the transpose to zero.
For a Bb/F concertina, set the transpose to -2, for an A/E, set the transpose to -3.
For a Bass Baritone concertina, one octave lower than a standard C/G instrument, set the transpose to -12.
When transposed, the note labels do not change, just the pitch produced.
Ratings and Reviews
Not just a novelty
This week I learned four tunes on concertina xl for the iPad. The Green Gowned Lass in a Tanner's coffee while waiting for my dog to get a bath at the groomers next door. The Poitin March in a hospital room while hanging out with a friend who was sleeping after surgery. The Mountain Top in my condo at 10:30pm, while my family and my upstairs neighbor remained blissfully unaware, and a newly composed Josephine Marsh tune while I was recovering from a strained shoulder from practicing to much actual concertina. Concertina xl for iPad is so responsive, working out ornaments, alternate fingerings, chords and octaves easy. After a couple of days of wrapping your brain around the layout, it transfers extraordinarily easily to the real instrument. The most amazing is the ability to put slowed down tunes on the iPod function and play concertina xl with them. I've nothing more to add, other than I'm never watching a meaningless sitcom while stuck in bed sick again, and there really ought to be a sixth star in this rating system for apps that are seriously and amazingly useful.
My Travel Concertina
I love to play concertina but it's now too expensive to carry my real concertina on business trips -- it would mean checking another bag. So I use ConcertinaXL on the plane and in hotel rooms. I love it with headphones and I don't disturb anyone. The layout is just like my Wheatstone and Edgley concertinas. It sounds very realistic and I enjoy using the drone occasionally.
The problem is kinetic memory. I find songs I know on the real concertina hard to transfer to ConcertinaXL and visa versa. Apparently the motion of my hands and fingers is part of learning a tune and that part just doesn't transfer well. I'm hoping that, with more practice on this app, that the transfer will work better.
I giving ConcertinaXL 5 stars because the app works perfectly and cannot be blamed for the transfer memory issue.
This product delivers! The sound is great. The tilting movement allows you to have as close an experience to the real thing as possible on a 2D screen. I think it is a legitimate practice tool short of hauling your box around all the time. Go for it!! Remember, as the developer says, read the instructions and the app will be all you can hope for on an iPad.
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.