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Blaydon Races played on multiple melodeons

Theme of the month for September 2014; play one tune on all your melodeons – so here we go:

Hohner 12 Bass G/C
Castagnari Lilly A/D
Robert Boutet one row in D
Hohner Preciosa 12 Bass in Bb/Eb
Hohner Club Modell 1 in C/F
Hohner Pokerwork in D/G
Castagnari Mory in D/G
Hohner Lucia in D/G/Accs
Castagnari Giasco I in D/G
Hohner 1 Row in G
Streb Electronic Melodeon in this case in Eb/Ab/Accs
“The Big Finish!” – Castagnari Magica CBA

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Mrs Saggs, on CBA

Here we are, 4 months into learning the Chromatic Button Accordion; Chris Wood’s gorgeous slow air/thing, Mrs Saggs. Still learning how to play the CBA so please forgive the diabolical technique; it’s a work in progress! See also the melodeon version I’ve also just uploaded for comparison.

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Theme from Dvorak’s New World Symphony on CBA

A new instrument! I’ve been playing this for 4 days, and it’s literally a new world, hence the tune. So yes, there’s a few stylistic things to sort out, and yes there’s large chunks of the tune missing, but this should give an idea of what this wonderful box sounds like. Now I need to learn to play it properly! This is also known in the UK as the Hovis tune of course, after the TV advert which featured it prominently.

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