Tagged: 3D printing wooden melodica
- June 21, 2021 at 11:47 am #13336
I’m working on a new melodica build! Here’s the 3D printed frame…June 26, 2021 at 9:15 pm #13495
Musette? Blow/draw? I am very curious, you know me lol
Melodica-MeJune 27, 2021 at 12:43 pm #13500
It’s going to be a double melodica, keyboard on the left and right sides!June 27, 2021 at 6:12 pm #13594André Sant’AnnaParticipant
I always imagined a melodica like that, Daren! Will my dreams come true? I hope so!June 27, 2021 at 6:22 pm #13599
I do believe your dreams will come true André!June 28, 2021 at 6:10 am #13628
Now that’s what I’m talking about. Will the left hand be relative to the piano bass so the keys will basically be the oposite of the right hand. This is a game changer Daren. 🙂June 29, 2021 at 11:04 am #13636
I have considered that layout, which would suit any piano player. But for this first one, I’ll make the left hand a mirror of the right hand. So just like the right hand side, the low notes will be nearer to the mouthpiece. Like this photo:
This is for 2 reasons:
1) The air source will naturally reach the low notes first. If the low notes were at the bottom, the air would have to be diverted to reach the larger reeds first. In other words, its natural for the instrument to be set up this way
2) Although it will take some initial practice, I think this system is ultimately much easier for the player, as the left and right hand make the same movements to play the same notes. Anything you learn with the right hand can be played with the left in the same way.
With a piano, the brain has to deal with 2 systems at the same time. This confuses me, and I hope this unified system will be more intuitive. It also reflects and builds on the trend of 2 handed melodica players, where the left hand reaches over from behind the keys.
I may make the left hand one octave lower too!June 29, 2021 at 9:49 pm #13699
Very interesting Daren, I can’t wait to see it completed. 🙂
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