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.
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.
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!
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.
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
A version of the traditional march, put turned into a jig, and played on a D/G harmonic minor melodeon, which puts the whole tune into G harmonic minor. The melodeon is a Streb electronic melodeon; the sound you hear comes from the (built in) speakers, rather than a direct cable
Melodeon.net tune of the month May 2014
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.
Part of Melodeon.net’s ‘Theme of the Month’ for October 2013, ‘Your Party Piece’ – well, you asked for it. Here’s a lovely traditional bridal march from Norway, played on a Streb electronic melodeon in D/G, trying its best to sound like a church organ!