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Alan Brinton

When did you start playing melodica?


What is your playing level?


What musical genres are you interested in?

Almost all, but especially Jazz and Classical.

What is your musical background?

Intermediate level classical piano.

What melodicas do you play?

Lately, the Suzuki MA-32 and the rare little yellow Suzuki Study II 25.

Anything to add?

I took up the melodica mainly to work on Jazz standards, learn to play by ear, improve my music reading skills, and work on improvisation. I have developed an interest in the instrument itself and tune my melodicas and do minor repairs. I work a lot with Band-in-a-Box. My approach to playing since I took up the melodica has been influenced a lot by Kenny Werner’s Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Musician Within.

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