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.
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/
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.
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!
A recentish composition by Miranda Rutter of Methera, this is a cracking schottische played at this speed (not including the slow intro of course). Played on a Streb tuned to D/G (the whole tune’s played on the outer row in D here). Part of Melodeon.net’s theme of the month – tunes from England
A different take on the Bear Dance for Melodeon.net’s Tune of the Month, January 2012. Played on a Streb electronic melodeon (twin tracked) using the recorder voices, and with a bit of guitar thrown in from an ipad.
Here we have 2 Playford tunes (i.e. tunes from 17th century England, collected and published by John Playford), Kettle Drum and Glory of the West. I learned these off the playing of Chris Wood, and a fantastic twin fiddle version of these can be found on his album with JF Vrod, Crossing.
Played on a Streb electronic melodeon with unisonoric basses tuned to A/D (I think) – the tune itself comes out in Em.
Part of melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for February 2011, Playford Tunes.