Melodeon players

Melodeon players

is there ne1 here that plays the melodeon (single row box i mean) that can tell me what key to buy one in or what is the most popular any way cause im not too sure. Thanks very much,

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For Irish traditional music you definitely would want the D melodeon. This one will enable you to play comfortably in keys of D, Em, A, and Bm (also G with limitations). The C box is compatible for keys of C, Dm, G, and Am. So if you have both boxes on hand you’ve got most of the bases covered. As for boxes I would highly recommend those made by the Louisiana Cajuns (e.g. Jr. Martin, Mark Savoy, Larry Miller, and many others). They are higher end expense-wise but they last and last, and have a great sound.

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If you’re thinking of buying a D melodeon, why not just get a C# / D box? You could play it as a D melodeon, and if you chose to later, you could learn to play in any key you wanted.

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Why do so many emailers wish to remain so D… anonymous that they cannot even say what continent they are on.
Why do the think a S.African ( FOR EXAMPLE) might want to try to enlighten a N. W. American that might know much more than him.
The same applies to a suggestion of where you might get one nearby
They behave the same when wanting to buy an item, " How much would it cost incl posted "
TO MARS or WHERE?
S.B.

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boorinwood: I fail to make sense of your reply/question or what bearing it has on the original query on melodeons.

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Well I can say this I know "Conanicus" pretty well & he knows what he’s talking about when it comes to melodians. As far as Boorinwoods comment - I’m not sure where he’s coming from. Maybe he’s on Mars

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Ok…I’m a Louisiana cajun, jg, and I can tell you this…shopping for a melodian is a lot like shopping for a wooden flute. You get what you pay for, and there are ppl down here who are known for making quality instruments. Do your homework, and you’ll find a lovely one, but always go with the most you can spend instead of cutting corners…you won’t regret it. You didn’t say where you are located.

KatieGatie

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Sorry for the spelling…I grew up calling them squeezeboxes, and I don’t play one.

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Here’re a few versions of the history of the Cajun Accordian, which was specifically designed to accompany fiddlers:

http://accordions.com/bonteecajun/#cajun

http://www.mulates.com/artbhmusic.htm

http://www.btinternet.com/~john.tomo/GrandMamou/bontemps.htm

Want to cheat and get a knock-off? Get a Hohner Cajun. (I’ll grind my teeth if you do it, though) http://www.cajunlifeandtimes.com/getting_to_grips_with_the_cajunaccordion_issue29_Cajunlifeandtimes.com.htm

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Does anyone know Irish musicians who play either a Martin (Junior Martin) melodion or a Marc Savoy Acadian? I am interested in trying one. I’m trying to decide between one of these cajuns and the castagnari max.

Tom.

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Tombcc,

You could ask here as well:

http://www.melodeon.net/index.html

Go to their forums and ask. I’m sure there’ll be people with knowledge to answer this question.

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