Gianluca Barbaro replied to the topic New pubblication: Zarlino’s duets for melodic instruments in the forum General melodica discussion 1 week, 1 day ago
Thank you Alan, thank you Jerry.
Let me know if there’s something to adjust/modify.
MONSTERS OF MELODICA World Session IV
We are excited to announce the release of
World Session IV this month, 5-16-2019
This year’s World Session is
We are also excited to announce that this year’s special guest Melodica Soloist is Latin Jazz and Salsa Artist Kiki Sanchez, along with this year’s soloist,…[Read more]
Jerry Ballard replied to the topic New pubblication: Zarlino’s duets for melodic instruments in the forum General melodica discussion 1 week, 3 days ago
Just received my copy. We’ll try it out for Accordina/Violin and report back.
Alan Brinton replied to the topic New pubblication: Zarlino’s duets for melodic instruments in the forum General melodica discussion 1 week, 4 days ago
That’s a great idea.
I now have Zarlino’s “Duets for melodic instruments” in hand. It’s a lovely edition with generous full sized (8X11″) sheets for the music stand, suitable for spiral binding at your local copy center or office supply store if that’s desired.
Thanks very much for taking the time to look through the score and for the ranges chart – I’ve saved that for future reference!
Thanks for your point about the key signatures. I’ll take the third piece down a semitone so it’s in A Minor rather than G# minor! And I hadn’t realised that one of the pieces was out of the range of even a…[Read more]
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…[Read more]
I’ve recently taken a stab at transcribing Bartok’s Romanian Dances for AAB and TTB combinations, as I thought the timbre of the instruments would fit well with the sound world of the originals.
My problem is that I’m unable to test drive the score as I only have one other melodica-playing friend! Would anybody mind taking a look…[Read more]
It should perhaps be pointed out that some melodicas are harder to tune (and gap) than others. I have found those most recent Hohner Piano models that you play, Tom, to be challenging. I agree that for your playing techniques, with so much manipulation of the sound, tuning is less of an issue.
One of my basic tuning principles is that once you…[Read more]
I had Hohner USA tune a few of my more rarer melodicas. It costs about one hundred dollars a pop plus shipping if my memory serves me well. I soon realized that since I was buying the rarer ones used for $70 to $120 a piece, including shipping from Europe, it would be cheaper to just throw them out if they got real bad. However, even the really…[Read more]
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