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  • 10 Tips for Pro Melodica Players

    The melodica isn’t the first instrument that comes to mind when you think of the professional musician. You can see why – if you just pick it up and mindlessly blow into it, it doesn’t sound very impressive. If you want it to sound good, you have to do the right practice. So check out these 10 tips, and you’ll be on your way to being a pro melodica player! 1) Copying Musicians that are…

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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 Dream Melodica!

    Many of you know that I’ve been obsessed with the melodica for many years now. As a pianist, my dream was to have something small and portable I could take anywhere and play in any style I wanted. So I took some time to learn how to play it well. But there were two big problems. The instrument looked look a toy, and although there’s a place for that dirty melodica sound, there’s times when…

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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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  • 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, and I want to share how I’ve been learning to trust and follow my creativity, letting go of outcomes, and learning to take risks, and just see what happens. I hope that you might also learn something from this, and maybe it will inspire you to set off on your creative journey. My Irish melodica…

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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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  • 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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