Thanks for the reply Q. Just two hours ago, I asked my neighbor if he heard me playing my melodica, and he said no, he didn’t hear me. I thought for sure he would hear me playing at full volume. I’ve only got the instrument this past Saturday. It is an Hohner Tribal 37 key model with the fancy artwork on it. I will receive a Yamaha P37D tomorrow, and maybe I can play it quieter. The reeds in the Hohner don’t respond to low pressure blowing.