- July 20, 2018 at 7:43 pm #10071July 21, 2018 at 6:36 pm #10072Melodica-MeParticipant
Awesome Barb. Great use of the breath controller and synth.
Melodica-MeJuly 21, 2018 at 6:58 pm #10073LowboyParticipant
Baroque. My favorite style of “serious” music.
Barb, nice job making the melodica tracks sound super on this type of music. I thought I was in church.
Is this an original composition?
LowboyJuly 22, 2018 at 4:38 pm #10075
Thanks! The bass part is from the 1600’s – one that people jammed on when playing for dances etc.
The melody part is also from long ago, and the other parts are my contribution. I arranged it for my melodica band.July 23, 2018 at 1:32 am #10076Joanna FunkParticipant
That is really classy Barb. I love it! And you have a melodica band ?FabulousJuly 23, 2018 at 2:08 pm #10080Alan BrintonParticipant
I agree, Joanna, but I wonder if barb has a melodica band or is one.
We have been getting some terrific member performances here lately. It is delightful and humbling.July 27, 2018 at 11:06 pm #10086Daren BanarsëKeymaster
This is just great! Lovely professional sound. Interestingly doesn’t sound like P37Ds to me – the sound seems more organ-like. What mics and eq did you use? I notice you’ve used a Hammond 44 in the photo!July 31, 2018 at 6:50 pm #10100
My P37D Suzuki has been modified with 2 pickups by the good folks at Heyday Music in Asheville NC. He doesn’t remember exactly what he used, but there are 2 piezo disks, about 3/4 inch across, in parallel. He says they are the kind security people put on windows to sense vibrations. He placed them on the plastic that covers the reeds, one by the low e, and the other by the high g. Then I ran it through a Steinberg interface and put a bit of stock reverb from Reaper on it. I did not EQ the melodicas.
This recording is all me; AND we have a melodica band (Next Road Over) of 5 here in Western North Carolina. Fran, who played bass on the recent Monsters of Melodica project is in the band. We also have a group of about 12 people who get together 2-3 times a month to play. Come sit in with us!August 6, 2018 at 10:33 am #10131Joanna FunkParticipant
I had another listen, Barb. Gorgeous. Do you write the arrangements or improvise each line? I wish I could listen to Next Road Over. ?September 4, 2018 at 8:18 pm #10246
I hope someday you can listen while you are playing with us – I like your music! Sometimes I run the “tape” while I improvise and then write that down for my band to play
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