Melodium - a part of ITM?
Is the melodium best left for English folk music?
I know the accordion makes its appearance at sessions, but given that this family of instruments is from Germany, aren’t the pipes the more traditional instrument to provide a melody line backed by a chord in ITM?
I’ve seen single row C major versions of these with three left hand buttons for children (or adults looking for a little fun) very cheaply at on-line auctions (made in China). It seems that they have a great deal in common with the harmonica, save for the capability of a backing chord or bass note.
For the few dollars, its tempting, but for ITM? (Please don’t misunderstand. I have nothing against concertinas. They’re charming. I haven’t seen melodiums in use, and don’t have anything against them. I was just reflecting on the wisdom of sticking with what I already am trying to learn to play (piano, flute/whistle, guitar/ukulele, chanter) and leaving the melodium for others. I would enjoy some insights into this instrument and its application.