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Author Topic: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon  (Read 4075 times)

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon
« Reply #20 on: May 05, 2014, 09:07:41 AM »

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Your Toy Melodeon video is "Private"
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon
« Reply #21 on: May 05, 2014, 09:14:14 AM »

Lester
Your Toy Melodeon video is "Private"

Fixed, YouTube have changed, again, the method of publishing to make sure the video goes to Google+ where no one will ever see it  ;)

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon
« Reply #22 on: May 05, 2014, 09:14:56 AM »

It's almost as if playing on a toy melodeon is a secret sin, not to be shared  :|bl
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon
« Reply #23 on: May 05, 2014, 09:12:54 PM »

My new toy melodeon just arrived in the mail. It sounds terrible! Very weak and playing it is toil.

Is there anything I can do to make it go better?

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2014, 09:28:28 PM »

My new toy melodeon just arrived in the mail. It sounds terrible! Very weak and playing it is toil.

Is there anything I can do to make it go better?

I revalved my before doing my video because it sounded awful. New valves and it only sounded bad  (:)
Careful choice of tune with equal pushes and pulls overcomes the crap air button positioning.

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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2014, 09:29:48 PM »

Lester
Your Toy Melodeon video is "Private"

Thank goodness for that !  ;)
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2014, 09:57:51 PM »

My new toy melodeon just arrived in the mail. It sounds terrible! Very weak and playing it is toil.

Is there anything I can do to make it go better?

The quick way is to take it apart (4 pins), take out the treble block and tape off one bank of reeds.

Or you could replace the bellows and fit German or Italian reeds, but that takes a bit longer.
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon
« Reply #27 on: May 08, 2014, 09:37:03 AM »

When Sheepshearing's Done on my old toy melodeon. There are no basses , or air button, and each key is an L shaped bit of metal which includes the pallet.

http://youtu.be/Ux7NNdPYa-s
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon
« Reply #28 on: May 08, 2014, 11:19:27 PM »

There are no basses , or air button, and each key is an L shaped bit of metal which includes the pallet.

http://youtu.be/Ux7NNdPYa-s

Yeah but it still sounds great even when you're struggling against the box! ;D
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Re: Theme of the Month for May 2014: Tunes on a Toy Melodeon
« Reply #29 on: May 31, 2014, 10:27:29 PM »

Hmmm! no new posts since 8th of May; I think I'm probably safe to close this and move to the next theme! Late posts as always very welcome; just stick 'em on the end here.
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