If the melodica gets very dirty, you can remove the case to clean it separately. (Follow the instructions on “How to tune a melodica”). Don’t clean the reed plates – you can instead gently ‘ping’ (flick) each reed tongue a couple of times to remove any encrustations of saliva. Do this also if you have a note which isn’t sounding.
To add to Mikey’s post, re maintenance, don’t play immediately after eating, as little food particles can cause problems with the reeds inside. And also avoid sugary drinks while playing.
A case isn’t that important – I leave my melodicas out of their cases all the time with no problem. Could be handy for travelling though…
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