Herman van Aartsen replied to the topic Show Us Your Melodica Photos and Artwork–Thread No. 2 in the forum General melodica discussion 1 year, 12 months ago
@LowBoy: I really like the b/w image of the white-hatted man (could also be a woman, hard to say :-)) playing a melodica/melodion. Can you give any info on this artwork?
Quetscher replied to the topic Sonny Boy Williamson Apparently Covering the Outlet Slots on His Harmonica in the forum Melodica technique 2 years, 11 months ago
Thanks for your kind words, Alan! Maybe there will be an instrument like that to buy one day – like I said, we are planning on building a little series of Claviettas based on the Labourdette…
And also thank you, Daren. I’ve seen the picture of the Labourdette some time ago on Facebook. In fact these are Binci Vibrandoneon reeds mounted in a 90…[Read more]
Quetscher replied to the topic Keyboard harmonica: accordion style vs. melodica style in the forum Melodica construction, repair and maintenance 4 years, 9 months ago
Thanks a lot, Daten! To be honest, there is a trick that enables you to bend notes better (and without too much pressure of breath) and that has again to do with the accordion-style construction of the Vibrandoneon – that’s why I recorded this Variation. But I still have to experiment with this, so I will explain another time:-)
thanks to you all for giving me such an encouraging feedback. I’m looking forward to hearing your recordings, I’m keen on learning a lot from you!
When I play with both hands the Vibrandoneon is resting on my left thigh bottom down while I sort of hug it with my left forarm and this way press it against my belly and chest.…[Read more]