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Textbook for Melodica

 
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Jazzman1945



Joined: 22 Sep 2010
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 22, 2010 9:32 pm    Post subject: Textbook for Melodica Reply with quote

Hello, people! I just wrote a tutorial for playing melodica, with a gradient of blues and jazz. The main thing in my concept of the tool - melodica is wind instrument with keyboard, and not a accordion for the mouth.
My question : is there some kind of literature for the melodica - explanations, exercises, notes?
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Jazzman1945



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PostPosted: Tue Dec 21, 2010 3:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the result of my search on melodica :

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xHrncRkMzKk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YUe5n_7K6Es
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JahNice



Joined: 17 Jan 2008
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Location: Dortmund City

PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 2:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Greetings Jazzman1945, i really enjoyed MR P C. What i didnt like is the tone
of your melodica, wich offcourse is just my personal opinion/taste. I guess
its a rather new one, for me it would sound much better if you would get a
vintage hohner one (one that has been heavily used) from somewhere
(ebay?).. they usually sound more hollow so when i hear them it feels kind
of warmer.. i have few melodicas most of them from hohner and ive come
to realise that they sound better when they have been used for few
decades.. offcourse time leaves its mark on them & they also get broken, so
its not so easy to find a good vintage melodica in nice condition.. But there
is some info on the net on how to repair/clean/tune them and you can also
find new mouth pieces or a new hose if needed..anyway just my 2 cents..
good work & thanks for sharing!

Peace Yiannis
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Jazzman1945



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PostPosted: Sun Dec 26, 2010 7:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you, Yiannis! Finally I got this feedback on the sound my melodica.
You're right - it is a new melodica , from this year. Also I have a Hohner professional model since 1974, but he has the keys loud bang, and Hammond, 44, a microphone - a rather weak, and the sound is somewhat itchy.
I'm always looking for different sound than the accordion, or even different from the harmonica. The problem of the sound of accordion, I realized when I watched the TV concert with Richard Galliano. Can be arbitrarily virtuoso to play it, but when it comes to sustain - the sound comes out cold. To our happiness in this melodica can be avoided.
Also, I work hard to avoid the typical click in the beginning sound like the accordion.
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