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Definition: (also spelt aud or oud) short necked, bowl back plucked lute of the Arab world, the direct ancestor of the European lute; principal instrument of the Arab world.
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Scarlatti Cajun Melodeon in C 4 stop, natural wood finish

Scarlatti Cajun Melodeon in C


4 stop, natural wood finish

Item ID: GR42008   Model No: LAFAYETTE   
    Product Features
  • 4 stops allowing you to change reeds
  • 4 sets of reeds, 4 stops
  • Plays in G, blues style
    Product Specifications
  • Made in: China
  • Model Number: LAFAYETTE
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Melodeon Information


One row melodeons are used for cajun music, played in the same style as a blues harmonica. They are also popular in the British Isles played straight along the row. The stops (2, 3 or 4 usually) each switch a set of reeds on or off. We've also got some massively popular toy melodeons for children.
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Advice on Choosing Melodeons


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.
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Scarlatti: Economical and reliable accordions from China   View all Scarlatti Melodeons   View all Scarlatti Products

China has been making melodeons since at least 1980. Our Scarlatti brand has two separate sources - the Scarlatti starter models look somewhat similar to the Hohner Erica model, but not as well finished. The new series of Rosso, Nero and Woods are made in a new workshop set up a few years back and we were impressed when we met them that the people there know all about reeds. We are using Italian reeds in the models from this factory.