Hohner Pokerwork D-G German Made.
This lovely Hohner Pokerwork D-G German Made Melodeon is great condition and has been fully serviced in my workshop.
Made in Germany in the 1980s, this wonderful melodeon comes complete with a full years warranty and is carriage free delivery in the U.K. (excluding Highlands and Islands)
Button keyed diatonic Accordion, In England this term includes all button keyed diatonic accordions, in Ireland and Scotland it is more specific to the one row 10 keyed variety.
The Melodeon is very easy to learn, and tends to suit people who play by ear, as it is difficult to read music on a push-pull instrument. The fingering is very similar to the harmonica and anglo concertina on the right hand – with a different note on the push & pull of the bellows. There are bass notes and chords on the left hand.
Choosing your Melodeon
What tuning should I get?
Firstly you need to know what style of music you will mainly want to play, the most popular styles are given below, and each calls for a different tuning. Apart from the style you prefer, you should consider what key your friends use, so you can join in and learn from them, and the pitch of your voice. We would always recommend you to start on a two row.
D/G is suited to English folk Music.
B/C is the usual choice for Irish music (players use both rows in order to play mainly in D or G, but the instrument is almost chromatic). B/C and C/C# are also used in Scotland. C/C# is less popular now and C#/D also exists.
In France, and most parts of North and South America G/C is preferred
In Germany C/F is the standard and the Club Model is a popular variant with two and a half rows.