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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #1 on: Today at 11:40:50 AM »

I've used the Hohner / Tradlessons ones. They're very cool and really well done apps but I don't think that practice on the app really translates over much to playing on a physical melodeon.
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #2 on: Today at 11:41:54 AM »

I have tried TradLessons versions but found them really hard work as you have to input a suck/blow indication that is hard to get used too, His English Concertina and Hammer Dulcimer apps are fun though
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #3 on: Today at 02:35:52 PM »

You could save up for one of the  midi boxes
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #4 on: Today at 03:14:20 PM »

You could save up for one of the  midi boxes

Well, as I am still a beginner after many years! . . .   I just want to play at 2 am.   
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To save up will take the rest of my life
To build one will be a little more fun, but also take the rest of my life  . . .   something simple I could use  in the middle of the night, and only I can hear it.   That is what I want.

And that is probably what my neighbors want too.
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #5 on: Today at 04:03:02 PM »


To save up will take the rest of my life...


I know what you mean, but I suspect it is still the easiest, possibly the only way to get a neighbour friendly melodeon experience. Unless you are a very experienced instrument builder and electronic engineer, of some kind. Someone was doing a conversion. Wonder how it's going?
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #6 on: Today at 04:14:09 PM »

We should be grateful we don't play bagpipes.  I saw a bloke practising - kilt and all - on Clifton Downs (Bristol) one night.  Looked rather sad but no doubt he was enjoying himself.
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #7 on: Today at 04:17:28 PM »

We should be grateful we don't play bagpipes.  I saw a bloke practising - kilt and all - on Clifton Downs (Bristol) one night.  Looked rather sad but no doubt he was enjoying himself.

I have electronic bagpipes as well - well actually technopipes :)  Rather fun but not very practical.
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #8 on: Today at 04:59:35 PM »

Has any one tried to baffle the sound buy perhaps putting soft foam behind the grill and leaving a small air gap between foam and reeds or replacing the grill with something solid.
In wet weather conditions people have been known to play under a cape or to put a bin bag over the instrument therefore could you play it in
a sound insulating melodeon cover.
I do agree that these approaches would at best compromise the feel/play-ability of the instrument.
Or start a Streb fund.  I assume practicing at a normal time is out of the question.   
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #9 on: Today at 05:58:50 PM »

My accordion teacher said it's totally fine to practice in the middle of the night as long as you drape a comforter or blanket over yourself.  He said that makes it quiet enough.

I'm guessing his roommates wished him dead on more than one occasion.
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #10 on: Today at 06:02:22 PM »

My neighbour came knocking hard on my front door at 2am this morning, luckily I was already up practicing on my melodeon  ::)
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #11 on: Today at 06:26:33 PM »

I used to play the Eb clarinet (really high loud piccolo clarinet) inside a sheepskin coat worn backwards - arms going in at the cuffs and out into the coat.
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Re: Play home at night in an apartment
« Reply #12 on: Today at 06:53:38 PM »

My wife suffers from very bad migraines so sometimes I will make a flask of coffee and drive my car to somewhere quiet and sit in the back and practice

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