New melodica build

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  • #13336
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    wooden melodica 3D print

    I’m working on a new melodica build! Here’s the 3D printed frame…

    #13495
    Melodica-Me
    Participant

    Musette? Blow/draw? I am very curious, you know me lol
    Melodica-Me

    #13500
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    It’s going to be a double melodica, keyboard on the left and right sides!

    #13594
    André Sant’Anna
    Participant

    I always imagined a melodica like that, Daren! Will my dreams come true? I hope so!

    #13599
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    I do believe your dreams will come true André!

    #13628
    Melodica-Me
    Participant

    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. 🙂

    #13636
    Daren Banarsë
    Keymaster

    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:

    double melodica

    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!

    #13699
    Melodica-Me
    Participant

    Very interesting Daren, I can’t wait to see it completed. 🙂

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