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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.

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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.

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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!

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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).

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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!)

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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 đŸ™‚

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.

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Blaydon Races played on multiple melodeons

Theme of the month for melodeon.net 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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Christmas Day Ida Moarning on Electronic Melodeon

Here’s my contribution to Melodeon.net’s Christmas Tunes theme of the month; this gorgeous ‘listening tune’ from Shetland, written by Shetland fiddler Fredamann Stickle who used to play this tune to the laird every Christmas apparently.

Played in D on a Streb electronic melodeon using a sample set taken from a dry tuned Castagnari melodeon, although with these settings it sounds rather more expressive and almost like a harmonica I would say.

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