Reply To: Tenor Melodica

Alan Brinton

In watching auctions for melodicas, for example on eBay, I occasionally see an alto melodica referred to as a tenor. The seller of a melodica on eBay often is a person who is not a musician and who is not knowledgeable about melodicas.

Melodica Shack, an Internet seller of melodicas, in its buying guide, lists “Tenor” as one of the types of melodicas, but even though the Hammond 44 includes the tenor range, it isn’t, strictly speaking, a tenor melodica, not anymore than a regular piano is a tenor piano.

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