Tagged: Educational melodica
- May 3, 2014 at 1:25 am #2162Daren BanarsëKeymaster
Interesting Suzuki melodica which connects to some sort of overhead projector for pupils to observeMay 3, 2014 at 8:54 pm #2172
That is what must be a symbol of educational melodica:May 17, 2014 at 11:25 am #2321
Any melodica is a wonderful educational tool, if you do not try to turn it into a pitiful semblance of a piano.
The effect would be much stronger if the children started with the pronunciations text of native song through melodica …May 23, 2014 at 4:21 pm #2369
In fact, there are no special educational melodicas. Any instrument that a child can hold in their hands (except cannon Hammond 44), is initially educational. And again the children sit, chained to tables with melodics as in this Japanese video – The problem is inertia of thinking, automatically determines the melodica to the role of small wind piano. And again the children sit, chained to tables with melodics as in this video – it instead to bring children into the yard, the garden, to the grove, so they can play during free and joyful movement. Kids love it -higher video.March 4, 2015 at 11:29 pm #4249Alan BrintonParticipant
The Suzuki OHP-25 is referred to in a WorthPoint listing as in “incredibly rare 60s suck-blow melodica” — I think this must be a mis-description, but I thought it should be mentioned. I have seen it referred to in a Suzuki source (sorry I don’t have a link) as designed for use by teachers in instruction, for which overhead projection would make sense.December 28, 2015 at 1:38 pm #6624December 31, 2015 at 8:53 pm #6647
Last year I conducted a number of experiments with melodica that clearly prove that with its help, even people without musical ear can sing pitches pretty accurate; and having an a musical ear sings them even more accurately.January 1, 2016 at 12:56 am #6648Pam AParticipant
Jazzman1945, your videos are really delightful! I especially enjoyed the kids at camp. Really great to see kids rocking out making music.January 1, 2016 at 7:48 am #6649
Thank you, Pam! I try to make every effort, wherever possible, to promote melodica as the most appropriate instrument for initial musical education of both children and adults.In the field of rhythmic feeling this tool has no rivals except harmonics, but almost 99.999999% of teachers do not know it – conservative pedagogical habits are stubborn things – like a chronic disease.However, in all my students, there are problems of rhythm; and almost all have the melodica; by which rhythmic problems are solved in a matter of minutes rather than weeks.
HAPPY NEW YEAR!August 15, 2016 at 3:45 pm #7501
This is called ” To hammer nails with a microscope.” Children are sitting as statues and play a march, which pulls walking! Educators in Japan haven’t yet seen the biggest advantage of melodica
before any keyboard instruments : the possibility to walk while playing and even dance , what tightly connects music with the rhythm of body, rather than of fingertips.
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