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  • 16 Hohner Melodicas – Wellerman

    Hohner melodicas were developed from the mid 1950s and the first model, with button keyboard style, was introduced in 1958. They’ve made many classic models over time, and are still making instruments now. Some of the things to watch out for if you’re buying a vintage model: 1) They might be out of tune, and it’s not always practical to tune an old melodica. You can do what I do and use a pitch corrector…

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  • Bollywood Melodica

    I’ve made an instrumental cover of one of my favourite Indian songs, ‘Tujh Mein Rab Dikhta Hai’, translated as ‘I See God in You’. I think the melodica sounds in this Indian/Bollywood genre – the sound has similarities to the Indian harmonium, which is also a reed instrument.

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  • I Made My Own Melodica!

    When I started out on this quest to make this musical instrument, I had zero design or technical skills. The most I’d ever done was try to put a shelf up, and that didn’t go well. So I made a long term plan. I started with an evening woodwork class, then I took some design lessons with an engineer, studied with an accordion maker, and watched a ton of youtube videos. I then spent a…

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  • Bach Cello Suite 1 on Wooden Melodica – circular breathing

    ‘Prelude’ from J.S.Bach’s Cello Suite No.1

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  • Ten years playing the melodica!

    I wanted to share how I learned to play Irish melodica, travelling to the Indian Himalayas, and combining melodica practice with meditation. I didn’t take a Yamaha Pianica, Hohner Melodica or Suzuki Melodion with me, can you recognise the one from the photo? Instead of taking melodica lessons, I listened to my favourite concertina player, and copied everything he did!

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  • Most expensive vs. cheapest melodica on Amazon Comparison

    A comparison of the Victoria Vibrandoneon and the cheapest melodica piano on Amazon! This melodica on Amazon: https://geni.us/pinkmelodica Check Ebay for a Vibrandoneon: https://ebay.to/2TBrX3Q

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  • Yamaha Pianica P37D Melodica Review 2020

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  • Playing Irish music on a MELODICA piano!

    The tunes are called: 1) The Glen Road to Garrick 2) Tuttle’s 3) Smugglers Reel 4) The Dog Amongst the Bushes https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyhWdohYAZo

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  • Learn an Irish tune on Melodica

    If you want to play Irish music, you have a selection of instruments open to you. Some of these fall into the ‘traditional’ category, and some, including the melodica, into the ‘alternative’ category. There are instruments for backing (playing the accompaniment), and there are instruments that play the tunes (melodies). Traditional tune playing instruments you’ll find at an Irish music session are the wooden flute, fiddle (violin), tin whistle, uilleann pipes (pronounced ‘illin’), banjo, concertina,…

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  • Irish melodica – circular breathing

    All circular breathing!! A traditional style Irish reel (called the ‘Old Red Lion’) composed and played by Daren Banarsë. The melodica is very similar to both the concertina, harmonica and accordion in sound and construction.

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  • 13 MELODICAS comparison review

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  • 3D Printed Melodica

    This melodica may look like a traditionally made musical instrument, but it was actually 3D printed in plastic, and sprayed silver to look like metal. The keys were coated with wood and ivory from a scrap piano to give it a curious vintage look. “The melodica has always had great potential as a serious musical instrument, it’s just that they’re made for kids”, says maker, Daren Banarsë. “I started playing on one of these toy…

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