Skip to content

Category: Streb

Trip to Barnard

I heard this tune on Will Allen’s facebook feed, and it’s also on Dave Shepherd and Becky Price’s album Ashburnham. Trad English, with a very, very unfortunately topical name.

[[[ For those watching in the future, it’s currently June 2020, we’re in the middle of the Covid-19 pandemic, and Dominic Cummings has just blown up the whole strategy of lockdown to control it by deciding to take his family 250 miles due north in the middle of the lockdown, while ill, and then go on a 30 mile day trip to “check his eyesight” to Barnard Castle. Honestly, check the wiki page. It’s hysterical. ]]]

Part of melodeon.net’s theme of the month for June 2020, “The Great Outdoors”, and played on a Streb electronic melodeon. I think we’re in C melodic minor.

Comments closed

Farewell to Muirhead

Melodeon.net’s tune for February 2020 is this Robert Wallace’s bagpipe tune. I’m using the same settings/set up on the other video this month here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FAtHHZen5fU – so we’re on a Streb electronic melodeon as a midi wind controller, and playing some accompanying piano through the magic of multi-tracking.

Comments closed

Flatwater Fran

This is a gorgeous tune written by Phil Cunningham. This time the recording is entirely electronic/midi, using the Streb melodeon as a very capable wind controlled midi controller. It’s doing the main tune on an ocarina sample, and a couple of admittedly less convincing bandoneon samples doing the basses. I’m using the samples off the DAW software, Mixcraft, and to be honest the accordion sounds aren’t as good as the built in ones on the Streb itself. I’ve multi-tracked a simple piano backing track to fill it out a bit. Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for February 2020.

Imagery comes from here: http://aerialstony.blogspot.com/

Comments closed

Leyas Vaggvisa

Here’s my take on Lars Karlsson’s tune Leyas Vaggvisa. I’ve reworked it into the style of a nordic bridal march, turning the time signature into 4/4 in the process. It works quite well (I think) but the sound quality isn’t what I’d hoped – I’m recording directly from the Streb’s line output using the internal midi synthesiser. I’m playing mostly on the inside row of a Bb/Eb melodeon setting.

Melodeon.net tune of the month for October 2019.

Comments closed

The Origin of the World on Electronic Melodeon

This is Dave Shepherd’s classic Mazurka as played on Blowzabella’s album Octomento and is melodeon.net’s tune of the month for March 2019. Quite a tricky one on melodeon. Here I’m playing it on a Streb electronic melodeon through midi to Mixcraft on a PC, and running it through a few different string samples. This isn’t multi tracked – it’s played (more or less) live.

Comments closed

Midnight on the Water (Electronic Version)

I’ve already recorded this tune earlier on the channel, so here’s a different approach. This time we’re playing on a Streb electronic melodeon, doing multi-tracked violin/strings through a Midi interface onto an iPad running ThumbJam.

Comments closed

Roslin Castle

Roslin Castle is a lovely traditional Scottish Air. I’m playing all the parts of this pseudo string quartet arrangement. No video with this one, so there are some photos courtesy of a few anonymous instragram users – thank you very much, whoever you are!

Comments closed

Off to California

Here is Off to California, a nice simple hornpipe and melodeon.net tune of the month for April 2015.

Played on an electronic Streb melodeon, in the key of G/C (I’m using the Streb to test out the balance of chords and basses for another box).

Comments closed

En Avant Blonde Mazurka

A mazurka take of the classic French waltz, En Avant Blonde. Melodeon.net tune of the month for February 2015.

Played on a Streb eMelodeon in G/C (I’m trying out a possible note layout on it!)

Comments closed

Haste to the Wedding played on Electronic Melodeon

A somewhat unusual melodeon version of Haste to the Wedding, played on a Streb electronic melodeon plugged into an iPad via iRig Midi, and running the midi processor ThumbJammer on it. I’ve gone for the string quartet version here 🙂

This is a single take, no overdubbing – it’s all done by using the melodeon’s treble, chords and bass.

Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for January 2015.

Comments closed