Educational teaching melodica

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    Daren BanarsëDaren Banarsë
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    Suzuki OHP 25

    Interesting Suzuki melodica which connects to some sort of overhead projector for pupils to observe

    http://doremi-music.de/test/melodicas.html

    #2172
    Avatarjazzman1945
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    That is what must be a symbol of educational melodica:

    #2321
    Avatarjazzman1945
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    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 …

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    Avatarjazzman1945
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    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.

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    AvatarAlan Brinton
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    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.

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    Avatarjazzman1945
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    #6647
    Avatarjazzman1945
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    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.

    #6648
    AvatarPam A
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    Jazzman1945, your videos are really delightful! I especially enjoyed the kids at camp. Really great to see kids rocking out making music.

    #6649
    Avatarjazzman1945
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    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!

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    Avatarjazzman1945
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    Children melodion orchestra

    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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