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barbour5

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How do i find out what key my melodeon is ??
« on: April 12, 2011, 09:16:40 AM »

Good morning Guys and Gals

I have got a horner poker work melodeon which i have had for a few years and i'm looking to see what key it is in. does it have it marked on it somewhere ??

i have never got around to learning to play it.

thanks

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Re: How do i find out what key my melodeon is ??
« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011, 09:31:32 AM »

If you are lucky it will be stamped, and still readable. on the bottom of the strap on the bass end. Failing that get hold of a electronic tuner and find out what note the third button down on the inside row plays when pushing on the bellows. If it's a G then the box is a D/G, C is a G/C, F is a C/F.

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Re: How do i find out what key my melodeon is ??
« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011, 10:28:12 AM »

As Lester says. Try pushing the third button from the top on any row.
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Re: How do i find out what key my melodeon is ??
« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011, 10:52:14 AM »

Or if it is an older one with a wooden fingerboard it should be stamped on the end of the fingerboard.
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Re: How do i find out what key my melodeon is ??
« Reply #4 on: August 05, 2011, 08:01:05 AM »

hi guys sorry for not replying. thanks for the help i will need to get the old dear out the loft. i will have a wee look .

might need more help

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Re: How do i find out what key my melodeon is ??
« Reply #5 on: August 05, 2011, 11:18:43 AM »

ai will be running a series of 4 beginners  DG workshops at whitby folk week 20th august if  you are heading in that direction.

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Re: How do i find out what key my melodeon is ??
« Reply #6 on: August 05, 2011, 11:58:38 AM »

hi guys sorry for not replying. thanks for the help i will need to get the old dear out the loft. i will have a wee look .

(Almost) Rule No.1 of Melodeon ownership - Never keep it up the loft! The temperature variations up there are bad for it. If your loft is anything like mine, it could get hot enough up there to melt the wax holding the reeds in place.

BTW, it's HOHNER (the most popular German make), not HORNER.
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