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May 12, 2019 at 10:23 pm #10824
Thank you Alan, thank you Jerry.
Let me know if there’s something to adjust/modify.
glMay 10, 2019 at 2:06 pm #10819
At first sight, I see some range problems. My advice is to refer to standard melodicas, as shown in the following picture:
Also, some key signatures and following accidentals maybe are a little bit above the average reading skills: what about transposing to some easier tonalities?
Finally, bass melodicas are notoriously problematic: some fast passages might be difficult to render, but I should try and play them first, which I haven’t done yet… 😉
glMay 8, 2019 at 9:43 am #10815
Thank you Alan!
Daren, that’s definitely something I am going to do. The idea is to record duets between melodica (or recorder) and other modern instruments…
I have already tried to involve Suzuki in this project, without success :/ I would love to use a W37, which I think would be perfect for this kind of music, but so far I haven’t been able to have a feedback from them.
Maybe they’re watching this forum or some of the members have a direct contact with them?
glMarch 26, 2019 at 11:50 am #10690
Melodica-Me, I’m not sure it has to do with chamber pressure. It looks like the HP diaphragm extrudes towards the capsule: maybe it is supposed to mechanically transmit vibrations to the capsule? Or to exalt some vibration range? I’m just guessing…
In any case, Mr Kawamoto proved himself invaluable once again: I was able to order a couple of mike capsules from them, although it will take 2/3 weeks to have them shipped.
I’m thinking about adding a second capsule, in parallel to the existing one, at the other end (basses): once the parts arrive I’ll make some experimentation…
glMarch 25, 2019 at 9:17 am #10688
Here’s what I’m talking about. This is the diaphragm in front of the mike in a Hammond Pro44H:
And here’s the different diaphragm in a Pro44HP:
I don’t know what to make of such a different design between the two models…
In any case, it turns out the casing elements from the two models are interchangeable, so I tried and swapped the microphone parts between the two, and it worked:
It looks like, in my case, it’s definitely a mike capsule problem, because now it works well…
glMarch 23, 2019 at 10:46 am #10684
Hi Melodica-Me, you’re right! I hadn’t thought about Mr Kawamoto! I’ll try…
What’s your take on the different diaphragm between the two Hammond 44?
glMarch 18, 2019 at 7:29 am #10672
Alan Joanna, Melodica-Me thanks for your encouraging words!
I have just joined this gipsy project: we should have a couple of more gigs in the near future and maybe something better will come out 🙂
The melodica is so versatile!January 24, 2019 at 9:18 pm #10633
Thank you Jim, Alan.
I may add that, although it is aimed at two-handed playing, “Play melodica with both hands!” can be played with the right hand only, and you can play both staves (being the left hand “reversed”, it has the same fingerings of the right hand). And it definitely is a graded collection of exercises/pieces, being an adaptation of Beyer op. 101.
glNovember 8, 2018 at 12:01 pm #10441
A small promo/demo video of Melodic Intervals Workout, enjoy!November 6, 2018 at 12:28 pm #10415
ahah, now we have TWO groups! The more the merrier?
Daren, I wrote to you about this like 9 days ago, I’m sorry we couldn’t coordinate better.
I’m totally cool with inviting everyone to join Melodica world’s group and closing the one I opened. Also, I could be an admin, should you wish so.
Unfortunately Facebook doesn’t send any notification to page members about the creation of a related group, so we will have to work a bit before reaching the 1.000 members…
I just have a doubt that maybe it’s of general interest: could we extend the group name to other names for the melodica, like the one I came up with? I think it could help when people do searches on FB. What do you think?
glNovember 5, 2018 at 2:50 pm #10408
I had no clue the guy was going to place it on ebay… He should have told us!
Wasn’t it better to let the auction go deserted? Just asking…November 5, 2018 at 8:30 am #10405November 1, 2018 at 9:30 am #10389
Wood?October 30, 2018 at 8:31 pm #10386
I don’t know what to make of your 2012 interpretation of “Nature Boy.”
A cubist interpretation?October 30, 2018 at 7:47 pm #10384
Thank you Daren!
And thank you Alan, you are very kind!
I wrote “Foundation and Practice of Music” trying to realize what I wish I had when I was a music student. Instead, it took many years of studying, many different teachers and many more years of teaching and thinking to gather all the information and the tips I included in that book and to organize them in an intelligible order. I hope all that can be of help to others, now.