@abrintonactive 1 week, 3 days ago
|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 “Super II” and my hybrid Yamaha P-37D/P-37E. But I have an enduring partiality to 25+ key models, especially the Yamaha P-25E 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.