Bending notes on melodica with magnet slide

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    Daren BanarsëDaren Banarsë
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    I don’t know if anyone’s seen this great invention for the harmonica by Jim Antaki, which has potential for use with a melodica. Should be of particular interest to Lowboy.

    There’s a small magnet for each reed, which slides into place, above the reed, causing it to sound a semitone lower. You can easily slide between pitches. This would particularly suit a clavietta because of its ‘back to front’ reed arrangement, and its steel (magnetic) reeds.

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    Photo from Kinya Pollard’s great review article on the TurboSlide Harmonica, which uses this technology

    #3812
    AvatarMelodica-Me
    Participant

    Daren, wow, how about doing a little R&D on an after market for the Clavietta. Looks like you have the technology to create this for the Clavietta. 🙂
    Melodica-Me

    #3813
    Daren BanarsëDaren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    Maybe a future project 🙂

    #3815
    AvatarLowboy
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    Ingenious. Thanks for sharing that Daren. This technology would be incredible in a keyboard harmonica.

    Lowboy

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