Reply To: Further refinement of harmonica sound using a melodica


Hi Alan,

I’m not sure if you mixed up something: it was ME who tried bending and it was LOWBOY who made great (and successful!) efforts in influencing the melodica sound towards a harmonica.

By the way: Lowboy, I agree with you that bending on a melodica is heavier than on a harmonica, but it’s still possible (perhaps apart from chords) even if you take an instrument with thick reeds (in my case the Vibrandoneon) in comparison to cheaper melodicas. The big difficulty is the coordination between breath and fingers and the subtlety of pressing and releasing the keys (sometimes it depends on a fraction of a mm if a note bends or not or if you choke a note).

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