In choosing a melody for a beginner there is a very important point , which is worth paying particular attention to: tightness of the valve to release moisture. I have repeatedly faced with the fact that Chinese-made Hohner . as well as the cheaper models have insufficient tightness that affects playing techniques in general, and especially the novice .
For example do not need to go far : the first version of ” Giant Steps ” I played the Chinese Hohner Student 32 , who missed much air. This required quite a lot of effort that could be heard in record . The second version is recorded on a normal instrument , also Hohner Student .
So you should be careful about buying cheap melodic over the internet.