Reply To: Terminology

Alan Brinton

Hi, Darryn. There is no glossary of terms. By trumpet (or trumbone) mouthpiece is meant one that looks like the mouthpiece of an actual trumpet (or trombone) and can function somewhat like one.

Some terms are made up humorously, as I did with “penguin body.” At the time we had an active member who had posted a video of himself playing in a penguin suit. I thougt the body of that melodica resembled a penguin so jokingly referred to it that way. I am especially guilty of making terms up, another reason to not take what I say seriously.

Don’t be shy about asking, and welcome to Melodicadom!

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