Cabinessence

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    AvatarJohan Pieterse
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    Does anyone know wich melodica the Beachboys used in their song Cabinessence?

    If you listen closely with headphones you will hear it is a top quality instrument with a good harmonica sound.

    #4393
    AvatarQuetscher
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    Hi Johan,

    this tune is much too high for a usual melodica, so you would need a soprano melodica which isn’t likely for the year 1969. Maybe an accordina? Yes, but then I suspected it could be a harmonica player playing an open harp, and I guess that’s it – on the Wikipedia “Cabinessence” site they are listing the recording personnel, and they only talk about an accordion player (which is the guy playing the counterpoint to the harp) and a harmonica.

    Greetings, Quetscher

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    AvatarJohan Pieterse
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    Thank you very much. On the wikipedia article The Melodica in Music the claim is made that a melodica is being played on that song, but wikipedia also warns that the particular article have lots of issues. I suppose that is one of the mistakes in the article.

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