Melodica Interest

  • The Ultimate Guide to the Melodica in 2024

    What’s a melodica? The melodica is a fun, handheld piano-style keyboard which you blow through to make a sound. It sounds like a cross between a harmonica (mouth organ) and a piano accordion. They’ve been around for about 50 years, first making a splash within schools as a learning instrument. They’ve since been adopted by reggae artists, pop and jazz musicians, and even classical composers. How many keys does a melodica have? Melodicas typically come…

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  • How I Came to Play Irish Melodica

    I can hardly believe I’ve been playing now for 10 years. It’s been quite a journey of discovery for me. I want to share how I’ve been learning to trust and follow my creativity and let go of outcomes. I’m learning to take risks, and just see what happens. I hope that you might also learn something from this. Maybe it will inspire you to set off on your creative journey. My Irish melodica adventure…

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  • The Melodica in Pop Music

    The melodica‘s been around for decades, and ever since its inception in the late 50s, there’s been a steady demand for it’s quirky sound. Here’s a chronological look at the melodica in popular music from 1964 to today. Sounds like some of these players might have benefitted from the Melodica World’s article on tuning a melodica! 1964 John Lennon – Strawberry Fields Forever The first example shouldn’t strictly be in this list, but it was…

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