Setting up a faster Attack

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    I’ve seen Mr Melodica World mention about the capability of setting up reeds for a faster attack on cheaper melodicas, i’d like to learn how to do it but haven’t found any guides!

    Have been playing for a month now and i’m loving it, don’t plan on skipping my daily practice anytime soon 🙂

    Henry Lowengard

    I think the secrets to fast attack are:
    – tight gaskets
    – a short, stiff mouthpiece.
    I’m surprised at how leaky my gaskets are! Just blow into it with no keys down: ideally, you shouldn’t be able to!
    And I love the hose, but its flexibility take some of the attack power out of it.

    Practice is probably the best diaphragm strengthening exercise, but I bet there are others.

    Physics demands that there be more energy to run those low notes, and there’s not much you can do about them. I don’t think you can do anything to the reeds outside of filing them down, sharpening and flattening, to make them thinner and yet stay in tune. That’s precarious.

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