Reply To: My dream melodica


Even hand drummers bend notes.

My point is, bending brings instruments and musical passages alive and provides great opportunity for real expression, along the lines of the human voice, the greatest of the musical instruments. (Vocalists use note bending to great effect too come to think if it.)

Bending is so important to musical expression, that many instruments incorporate bending capability into their design, and if they don’t, people go to great lengths to develop techniques to make their instruments bend notes.

I think it would be essential to consider note bending in the conceptual design of any instrument.


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