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.
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!
Tim Van Eyken’s waltz, as played by Toby Dog on BBC’s Abney and Teal TV programme. Played on an electronic Streb melodeon in A/D, using one-row melodeon samples.
Melodeon.net Theme of the Month for June 2013, TV Tunes
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.
The traditional English dance tune, The Sloe, played on a Streb Electronic Melodeon in D/G. Melodeon.net Tune of the Month October 2011
2 traditional Breton Hanter Dro tunes played on double tracked melodeon by Clive Williams. The melodeons are both Streb electronic melodeons tuned in G/C. Part of melodeon.net’s Theme of the Month for October 2011, ‘Tunes from Brittany’
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.