The Brazilian pianist Vinheteiro is astonishingly talented. He often does amusing videos as well. Here is one, featuring a melodica, which he has played before.
Very well done! I see what you mean about the complexity of the keyboard not being that much greater than the standard one.
I’m really happy you took this project on and am interested in how it develops.
That was very pleasant and clear – a nice sound.
Interesting: I thought there would be less water going into the instrument when using the tube.
This is a brief and quick introduction to various Hammond models, plus a little bit of playing.
Found this Summer Samba on YouTube with a Hammond 44:
You’ll need at least a 70% alcohol solution.
Soap and water also works well.
What a beautiful instrument – both artistically and in its capabilities.
If I were still working rather than being retired on a fixed-income, I would seriously consider buying it.
Good luck with your sale; the eventual buyer will be fortunate.
Pál Krammer replied to the topic Does anyone play the melodica for reasons other than the sound? in the forum General melodica discussion 3 months, 2 weeks ago
Hello Lionel and David,
Lionel, your posts and videos on Sax on the Web are what interested me about the melodica. Your playing of the P37D is very good.
David, I am encouraged that you are still working on the Jankó keyboard. When that keyboard arrangement was first conceived, the mechanical complexities made costs and manufacturing…[Read more]
(A second posting attempt, as the first seems to have failed)
Maybe this is obvious to everyone, but it wasn’t immediately obvious to me: when blowing through the tube with the release valve pressed, it makes sense to have cleared out the tube previously.
The normal tendency, I think, is to play for a while and then, when done, simply press the…[Read more]
Does anyone carry their Yamaha Pianica a lot in the case (which is very nice) and thereby open and close it frequently?
As nice as the case is, the hinges seem fragile and I wonder how many cycles of flexing they can withstand before breaking.
So, after starting with a P-31D, a few weeks ago I ordered a P-37D partly because that’s the classic melodica any serious player seems to have – at least as a basis for comparison.
The large music store I ordered from (also a Yamaha dealer) told me that Yamaha told them they are totally out of stock in the U.S. and are awaiting a shipment from…[Read more]
(well, maybe there is a more recent article than 2014 regarding Vibrandoneon reeds and I haven’t found it yet – this site has a wealth of information to pore through)
Thank you, Daren! This is excellent information; I’m glad Yamaha, Suzuki, Suzuki/Hammond sell reed plates. It makes me worry less about my P-32D and upcoming P-37D.
The last thread regarding Vibrandoneon reeds was this one, about six years ago:
At the time, it…[Read more]
Although I don’t own one, the Vibrandoneon seems to have such a nice sound and I like the stops it provides. Some have come up for sale and are expensive, but my concern is reed life. A few people here mentioned being careful not to put “wear and tear” on the reeds – which I’d think would limit the enjoyment of such an expensive and expressive…[Read more]
It seems Melodica-Me has already designed an item very close to what I’m looking for! I saw this yesterday in an old thread on this very site:
My version would have longer tubing and would be at a 45-degree angle (adjustable), with a final short straight…[Read more]
Pál Krammer replied to the topic Where did you come to melodica from? What were your expectations? in the forum General melodica discussion 5 months, 1 week ago
(* reviving an old thread here *)
I’m new to the Melodica, coming to it as a tenor sax player. However, I also have dabbled in recorders and harmonicas for years and have learned to appreciate their capabilities. My interest in the sound and flexibility of the Hammond B3 led me to study the accordion, which eventually led here.
Thanks to…[Read more]
For those very experienced with a keyboard and improvisation, the two octave range might be limiting. Perhaps it depends on one’s personal style or style of music. Genres that fit within concert F3 to F5 would interest me.
On the other instruments I play, sometimes notes from concert G5 to C6 are needed for my favorite songs. So the P32D is…[Read more]
Pál Krammer replied to the topic Does anyone play the melodica for reasons other than the sound? in the forum General melodica discussion 5 months, 1 week ago
(for some reason my reply to this topic disappeared after making a very minor edit – I’m attempting to re-post it; my apologies if this somehow results in multiple identical replies)
David: a question for you below.
Initially I became interested in harmonicas and bought a few different models in different keys. I became a little disappointed…[Read more]
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