A version of John Rutter’s carol from Robert Herrick’s 17th Century poem. It doesn’t follow the original exactly; there’s a couple of extra repeats in there, and we’ve lost the difficult key change at the end of it, but it’s as close as I can get on a melodeon! Played for Melodeon.net’s Christmas theme December 2015 on a Van der Aa melodeon in G/C.
Tag: Diatonic Button Accordion (Musical Instrument)
Famous and wonderful waltz written by Andy Cutting; with many, many different versions of it out there. Here’s my reasonably straightforward take on it for melodeon.net’s tune of the month for December 2015. Played on a Van der Aa in G/C (so it the tune comes out in Am).
Here’s a version of Scarborough Fair played on a G/C 1920’s Hohner Melodeon only using the standard 2 rows and 8 basses; not the extra 4 basses available on this instrument.
Melodeon.net theme of the month for November 2015, Tunes’s that Lester Bailey *hasn’t* covered in his tune-a-day blog.
Here’s a 2nd go at this tune (I had a go at a jig version of this a couple of years ago) – this version is a straight 4/4 version played in D minor on a 1920’s Hohner G/C melodeon. Apart from the first time through where a D chord on the push is needed, this is perfectly playable on any 2 row 8 bass instrument with thirds off.
Melodeon.net tune of the month for November 2015
Luke Thomasson’s classic American waltz here played on a Castagnari Mory melodeon in D/G. Played as part of Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for October 2015, Tunes of Lester Bailey – tunes taken from fellow melodeon player Lester Bailey’s blog a-tune-a-day.
A schottische written by great French accordion player, Marc Perrone – melodeon.net’s tune of the month for October 2015. Played on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G as an experiment into how much of this tune, which really needs accidentals, can be played on a simple 2 row melodeon.
Melodeon.net’s tune of the month for September 2015 is this 32 bar jig. Played on a Hohner Lucia D/G/Acc converted box in D and G.
From Michael Praetorius 1612 book, ‘Terpsichore’, comes this lovely happy tune. Played as part of Melodeon.net’s theme of the month for September 2015, Something Obscure – this isn’t obscure in the classical world I admit, but it is in the melodeon world.
Played in C on a G/C/Acc Van der Aa Compact III.
Melodeon.net Tune of the Month for August 2015; this 32 bar jig is also known as ‘Brother of York’. Played on a Hohner Pokerwork in D/G.
A beautiful but simple waltz from Denmark, learned many years ago from my good friends Derek and Lynn Chivers. A sedate English country dance waltz rather than a quicker French-style one.
Played on an 18 bass Van der Aa Compact melodeon in G/C/#, but this plays just fine on a one or two row box.
Melodeon.net theme of the month for August 2015; waltzes