Reply To: What role does the melodica take in your group?


I lead a band, the Breslov Bar Band, where the vibrandoneon is a key component of the band’s sound, and very much influences the arrangements I write for the group.

The instrumentation is, in addition to my vibrandoneon/keyboard/vocals consists of a clarinetist (Bb and bass clarinet), a baritone sax, electric guitar, electric bass, and drums.

There are demo clips on the band’s site, but I’d highlight one track here, as an example of how I might use the instrument for melody playing (the head is played every other time through the tune), comping (behind the solos), and improvising. Incidentally, this track is from before we added the bari sax player to the band.

“Have No Fear” clip on Soundcloud

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