Sherwood Shire II D/G Melodeon

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Sherwood Shire II D/G Melodeon

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Sherwood Shire II D/G Melodeon –2 row model with 21 treble buttons. 2 voice. 8 bass buttons with bass stop.Reeds by Cagnoni of Italy.This is a wonderful D/G melodeon full of rich tones. The Cagnoni Durall reeds are clear and of the highest quality. The handmade finish of the melodeon is reassuring and gives it that lovely authentic feel. We rate this melodeon very highly.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.

We would always recommend you to start on a two row, D/G for English, or B/C for Irish music.For more information about any of our products, please call us on 07812064322 or email info@redcowmusic.co.uk

  • Product Features
  • Traditional style stepped keyboard with a 3rd button start.
  • Fitted with Italian made Cagnoni durall reeds.
  • Sounds and plays great
  • Free Gig Bag Included
  • Product Specifications
  • Italian style cherry wood finish. Black taped bellows
  • FREE UK MAINLAND DELIVERY
  • DEFINITION
    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.
    INTRODUCTION:-
    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.

    We would always recommend you to start on a two row, D/G for English, or B/C for Irish music.
    CHOOSING:-
    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.

    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.

    Whatever the key, all 2 row diatonics have the same fingering, and you don’t need to re-learn anything to play on a melodeon in a different key.

    D/G is the highest pitch of the diatonics, followed by C/F, A/D, and G/C, which is lowest.

Additional information

Weight 4 kg
Dimensions 150 × 100 × 60 cm

1 review for Sherwood Shire II D/G Melodeon

  1. Sam Roberts

    Thank you Steve for your help and patience with choosing this melodeon.
    It is easy and comfortable to play,it has an easy action and is very responsive.
    The bag it came with is of very good quality.
    Many thanks
    Sam

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