- June 19, 2021 at 11:43 pm #13316
Already having a P-32D and P-37D, I’d love to have the smaller P-25F as well, but I dislike the choice Yamaha made for its two octave range: from low F3 to F5.
It seems that shifting up the range two whole tones to provide a range of A3 to A5 would be far more useful in what a person could play – maybe even B3 to B5.
What do you think?June 21, 2021 at 1:43 am #13317
My question really is: would you prefer a 25-key melodica with a range shifted a bit upwards? To me, A3-A5 would be ideal.
Yamaha isn’t likely to change the P-25F, but they or someone else could introduce a new model.
One issue is that the keyboard layout would look very odd regarding the black and white key pattern; their current P-25, P-32, P-37 keyboard layouts look like what you’d expect on a keyboard. A shifted keyboard, especially, A3-A5, would probably need the top cover painted to show nonfunctional “phantom keys” just to avoid having unexpected visual distraction.June 21, 2021 at 11:31 am #13331Daren BanarsëKeymaster
I’d like D to D, just one tone higher – it suits the (lower) range of the flute, and fits with a lot of the tunes I play in D major.
I don’t think it would be too distracting starting on another key. There’s 2 octaves of black key patterns to see where you are…June 23, 2021 at 9:34 pm #13492
Yes, on a 25-key soprano, the D4-D6 range would work very well.July 7, 2021 at 4:56 am #13714Gerald de PeraltaParticipant
Not at all. I have a few 25-key Pianicas with me, among them a scarce P-S25C soprano melodica. Well, that’s from my standpoint, who’s on a budget, as brand new melodicas ain’t cheap.
But if you have the budget, go for the 32- or 34-key ones. If money’s not an object, go for a 44-key Hyper Melodion.February 5, 2022 at 3:07 am #14001Philip HylandParticipant
Would one of the old 26 key Hohner’s have the range you needFebruary 5, 2022 at 8:42 pm #14003
Until you mentioned it, I hadn’t noticed the Hohner offerings. It seems their range is B3 to B5, so that would make a nice compact melodica with a range I would like.February 17, 2022 at 7:57 pm #14042barbara weissParticipant
In my opinion, not a poor choice because I like the Yamaha 25 feels to play; it feels light and nimble. I agree that the F-F range is not optimal.
I would rather have A-A. I would buy d-d as mentioned in this discussion.
The Suzuki MX27 is great, and range is F-g. the extra notes make a difference to me. It is one of my favorites to play. I have two; the one that says Made in Japan on the case with Japanese on the body of the melodica is better feeling and sounding than the one that I have that has no such writing. (both cases says Suzuki MX27).
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