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The Hayden system duet concertina is very easy to learn to play, with the notes in scale order.

Hayden Duet System Concertina is an easy-to-play concertina for both iPhone and iPad.

The Hayden system duet concertina layout is very easy to learn to play, with the notes in scale order.

The iPad version is based on the full 53-button R. Morse Beaumont with the addition of an extra D# on the LHS. This makes it possible to play all of the commonly available Hayden concertina variations on the app.

IMPORTANT: On the iPad version, since you may want to play chords with four or more fingers on the screen at the same time, before playing, disable "Multitasking Gestures" on your iPad (in the Settings app, under the General section, turn the Multitasking Gestures switch to the off position).

How to Play the iPhone Version:

On the iPhone version, the left side is one octave below the right side. Scales walk from the left and right edges towards the center.

On the iPhone version, two of the most common layout options are provided: mirror image and inverted.

To play, simply press the buttons. You may also slide your fingers between the buttons.

Multiple buttons may be pressed at the same time to play chords.

Touch the '?' button to cycle through the following layouts:

Mirror image with labels

Mirror image no labels

Inverted with labels

Inverted no labels

Touch the "i" to bring up the settings page where you may 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.

When transposed, the note labels do not change, just the pitch produced.

How to Play the iPad Version:

To play, simply press the buttons. You may also slide your fingers between the buttons.

Multiple buttons may be pressed at the same time to play chords.

Touch the '?' button to show/hide the button note labels

Touch the "i" to bring up the settings page where you may 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.

When transposed, the note labels do not change, just the pitch produced.

Uses high-quality per-note audio samples recorded from a premium concertina.

Thank you to Don Taylor for the gorgeous new iPad version graphics!

Icon image based on a beautiful R. Morse Beaumont Hayden Concertina

What’s New

Version 2.6

This app has been updated by Apple to use the latest Apple signing certificate.

Fixed sample octave offset bug introduced in the last iPhone version. Sorry about that!

Hayden Duet System Concertina is now a universal iPhone/iPad app!

The iPad version is based on the full R. Morse Beaumont model with the addition of an extra D# on the LHS. This makes it possible to play all of the commonly available Hayden concertina variations on the app.

IMPORTANT: Since you may want to play chords with four or more fingers on the screen at the same time, before playing, disable "Multitasking Gestures" on your iPad (in the Settings app, under the General section, turn the Multitasking Gestures switch to the off position).

Thank you to Don Taylor for the gorgeous new iPad version graphics!

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
2 Ratings

2 Ratings

Morazan ,

Fantastic, please add inverted left hand on Ipad

This works wonderfully on the 12 inch iPad Pro. The spacing between keys feels very natural. However, I bought it because I heard you had a choice to invert the left hand (so that the same fingerings are used on right and left) and I would really like to try that before I invest $5000 in a new Concertina. (Yes I will try the iPhone version but I doubt it will feel as realistic)

The next step would be to let us change the sounds to a violin or an infinite number of other instruments. Those of us who have invested many hours in learning this keyboard layout would have an entire universe opened to us. To make it more profitable you could charge for each instrument...I know I would buy them all. Please, oh pretty please?

Another upgrade would be to simulate all the available Hayden Duet concertinas — the Elise, the Stagi, the Peacock, the Beaumont, the Wakker. This would be very helpful for those considering shelling out big bucks for a couple extra notes.

One more idea, which might be impossible — it would be cool — and more comfortable / ergonomic — if we could play left and right simultaneously on two separate iPads.

Thanks for making this, and I’m very glad I discovered it today. (For some reason my neighbors are not always happy to hear me practicing at two in the morning, so now they will get better sleep.)

Ron48391032 ,

Duettina

Excellent simulation of a Hayden/Wicki duet concertina. Works very well on my iPad 2 (with iOS 8). The sound is very realistic.

KeyBored Klyde ,

Great App

Great implementation of a duet Hayden concertina. Works perfectly. If only Michael Eskin would write a Wicki/Hayden Hexagonal Jammer MIDI Keyboard for the iPad!

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  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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