Hohner Pokerwork D/G Melodeon.
This used Hohner Pokerwork D/G melodeon was originally purchased from The Cecil Sharp House Folk shop in 1972. It comes complete with its original case, warranty card,tutor book and information leaflet which came with it on the day of purchase nearly 50 years ago.
The instrument has been carefully stored for many years and is in just about new condition.
Built in Germany this wonderful Hohner Pokerwork is a gem, and offers you the chance to buy something so perfect from the past.
Solid Case and Straps included.
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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.