Uploaded on Feb 11, 2011
PocketBox is an authentic sounding, easy to play, 25-button three-row GCF tuned Button Accordion for the iPhone/iPod Touch.
GCF (SOL in Espanol) is a very popular tuning and is used in many styles of music including Tex-Mex, Zydeco, Mexican, Tejano, and Conjunto.
The instrument has a G scale on the bottom row, a C scale on the middle row, and an F scale on the top row.
The button layout is based on the most popular standard used for GCF instruments with additional accidentals on the first two buttons of each row, plus an additional high F# on the bottom G-row pull.
The app uses the same fingerings as the real instrument.
The built-in note guide will help you quickly learn your way around the buttons.
Here's how to get started playing tunes:
Touch the buttons with the fingers on your right hand to play. Buttons light up in green when touched.
Multiple buttons may be pressed at the same time to play chords.
This style of accordion is diatonic and plays different notes depending on whether you are pushing or pulling on the bellows.
Touch the anywhere in the bellows image at the top of the screen for PUSH notes, lift your finger for PULL notes.
The PUSH/PULL indicator shows the current bellows direction.
Touch the '?' icon to show note names. The note names change with the bellows direction.
Touch the 'i' icon to bring up the settings screen where you can set the overall volume.
All settings are saved when the app exits.
On the settings screen, touch the Tradlessons logo to learn more about my other music apps.
High dynamic range button images graciously provided by Roy Griffiths.
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