melodeon help requested
I’m almost entirely clueless (as will become apparent) when it comes to melodeon being a whistle and flute player. Having always liked the sound of the melodeon I had the opportunity to lay my hands on what turned out to be a C/C# hohner from around 1930. I was aware that this wasn’t the most useful but fell into the age old trap of buying it since it was in front of me. It wasn’t expensive so I’m not overly concerned (its really quite pretty!) but would like to get some use from it.
My question is this: can i usefully learn anything on this instrument before eventually acquiring one in a more logical key without learning bad habits that will be hard to break?
I suspect after a bit more research that i will want a D/G as despite loving ITM on flutes/ whistles its the English folk tunes I’m drawn to on the box (sacrilege here i realise) would D/G be the right call if this were the case? (Tim Edey, John Squires? I know both play lots of instruments but am I right in thinking D/G would be home for them? thats the style I enjoy)
Could I treat it simply as an instrument to learn some basic skills on one row? total beginner so im already getting the impression that some serious work is to be done before anything more than this is possible anyway!
Can anyone advise?