Lowboy

  • Thanks Frances. Hopefully some more will be coming soon.

    Regards,

    Lowboy

  • Lowboy posted a new activity comment 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    Retirement is highly recommended.

    You had me worried as I was searching around Melodica World, I could not find any recent posts by you.

    Glad you are still here as well.

    Let’s see if I can get back in the studio over the next few weeks and make some melodica recordings.

    Regards,

    Lowboy

    • Well, you know I fell flat on my face just about a year ago and destroyed my nose, which seriously impeded my breathing for about the next eight months and discouraged my melodica playing until recently. After a few months I suppose it was more psychological than physical. Now I’m pretty much back to my former good looking self after surgery and…[Read more]

  • General tip: Anyone who plays with a tube should remove the tube and clear it of water before blowing into the instrument to remove the condensation in the instrument. Otherwise, the water in the tube gets blown into the instrument.

    Lowboy

  • That was quite the relaxing piece Andre. Well done for your first composition.

    Regards,

    Lowboy

  • Lowboy posted an update 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Hi Everyone,

    I have not been very active on Melodica World lately, but hope to participate more now that I am retired as of a month ago.

    I have been fooling around with analog synths and jamming with some folks, but have had little opportunity to play the melodica with electric and acoustic blues folks.

    Perhaps now that we are holed up for a…[Read more]

    • Good to have you back, Tom, though I’ve been inactive myself lately. Retirement, it’s about time.

      • Retirement is highly recommended.

        You had me worried as I was searching around Melodica World, I could not find any recent posts by you.

        Glad you are still here as well.

        Let’s see if I can get back in the studio over the next few weeks and make some melodica recordings.

        Regards,

        Lowboy

        • Well, you know I fell flat on my face just about a year ago and destroyed my nose, which seriously impeded my breathing for about the next eight months and discouraged my melodica playing until recently. After a few months I suppose it was more psychological than physical. Now I’m pretty much back to my former good looking self after surgery and…[Read more]

  • Lowboy posted a new activity comment 1 month, 4 weeks ago

    Hi Oscar,

    This is an incredible-sounding melodica. It has warmth, some dirt, good vibrato, and bending capability. I was blown away with the tone and playing. Definitely a wonderful effort to make the melodica more expressive. I would buy one in a second. It also looks fantastic, like a high quality pro instrument that one could be proud to…[Read more]

  • Wow. Gorgeous.

  • Lowboy posted a new activity comment 8 months, 3 weeks ago

    Nice tone and recording. Nice playing.

  • Lowboy posted a new activity comment 9 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Mark. Read the reviews in the review section of this website. Five stars. Lowboy Bootay

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  • Lowboy posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    Hi Monalia,

    Search on “gapping.” You should find many many posts on the subject.

    Regards,

    Lowboy

  • Lowboy posted a new activity comment 10 months ago

    Monalia,

    Search on “gapping.” You should get many many posts on the subject.

    Lowboy

  • Hi,

    Here is a recording of two simultaneous melodica solos over a blues backing track. The second track was made without listening to the first track. I made this recording very quickly and only spent about 20 minutes mixing and mastering. Details are included beneath the link and on the Soundcloud…[Read more]

  • Hi,

    So our trip to Jamaica was highlighted by a truly great house band at the resort where my wife and I stayed in Montego Bay. Every night the band played outside with a beautiful backdrop of the bay and mountains. We never tired of listening to them as they play a wide range of music (mostly reggae but also some very hard-to-play American pop…[Read more]

  • Okay.

    You saw it here first. Here is my granddaughter pioneering a two-hand and two-feet playing technique. I see possibilities for inventive chord voicings. LOL

    Melodica

    Lowboy

  • Beautiful.

    Lowboy

  • Lowboy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 2 weeks ago

    Hi Monalia,

    Yes, the problem you are describing now is completely different than what we thought. It has nothing to do with the characteristics of you saliva, though it could be influenced by the normal water buildup on the reeds that occurs during playing.

    First, blowing hard can choke a reed and prevent it from sounding. It happens all the…[Read more]

    • Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I have never heard of gappping the reeds – will write to Bill Bucco, though I actually live in Barcelona. He might know what steps to take, maybe who I should to write to in EU (which is where I’ve bought all 3 melodicas)

    • Looking for info on gapping the reeds (so I understand what it is) but can’t find anything on this site using the search word gap.
      Can you suggest a link?

      • Monalia,

        Search on “gapping.” You should get many many posts on the subject.

        Lowboy

      • Hi Monalia,

        Search on “gapping.” You should find many many posts on the subject.

        Regards,

        Lowboy

  • Hi,

    My Jamaican trip report will be coming along ASAP. Nothing earth shattering really, but lots of reggae for sure.

    I also have a photo coming of my three-year-old granddaughter breaking ground with a new melodica playing technique. She is starting to play the melodica more and more, and Saturday, played it for about 20 minutes straight, which…[Read more]

  • Hi Oscar,

    Nice work. I like the dissonance, and the sound of your melodicas is very distinct. They sound like no other instrument. You have a unique sound that I think I could pick out of any recording.

    Regards,

    Tom

  • Lowboy posted a new activity comment 10 months, 3 weeks ago

    Monalia,

    Could you describe the problem in more detail? Are the notes sticking open when you release them? Are they sticking when you are pushing down on the keys to sound a note? Is the whole keystroke sticky and rough? Or just the initial press?

    If you press all the keys (do a glissando) before playing as Alan suggested, do the keys work okay…[Read more]

    • THANK YOU FOR TAKING THE TIME to address my problem. I realize now I was not very succinct when describing my problem; its not the physical notes that stick (which is why everyone keeps telling me to wash my 2 new melodicas I realize in hindsight,,,) what actually happens is the physical keys actually do not stick, the physical melodica action is…[Read more]

      • Hi Monalia,

        Yes, the problem you are describing now is completely different than what we thought. It has nothing to do with the characteristics of you saliva, though it could be influenced by the normal water buildup on the reeds that occurs during playing.

        First, blowing hard can choke a reed and prevent it from sounding. It happens all the…[Read more]

        • Thank you for your thoughtful reply. I have never heard of gappping the reeds – will write to Bill Bucco, though I actually live in Barcelona. He might know what steps to take, maybe who I should to write to in EU (which is where I’ve bought all 3 melodicas)

        • Looking for info on gapping the reeds (so I understand what it is) but can’t find anything on this site using the search word gap.
          Can you suggest a link?

          • Monalia,

            Search on “gapping.” You should get many many posts on the subject.

            Lowboy

          • Hi Monalia,

            Search on “gapping.” You should find many many posts on the subject.

            Regards,

            Lowboy

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