@abrintonactive 4 days, 6 hours ago
|When did you start playing melodica?||
|What is your playing level?||
|What musical genres are you interested in?||
Almost all, but especially Jazz and Classical.
|What is your musical background?||
Intermediate level classical piano.
|What melodicas do you play?||
My go-to keyboard harmonicas are the Yamaha P-32D and Suzuki M-32C. But I am currently experimenting with vintage models, mostly from the 1960s-1970s and including Hohner melodicas, Suzuki melodions, and Yamaha pianicas.
|Anything to add?||
I took up the melodica mainly to work on Jazz standards, learn to play by ear, improve my music reading skills, and work on improvisation. I have developed an interest in the instrument itself and disassemble my melodicas and do some tuning. I work a lot with Band-in-a-Box. My approach to playing since I took up the melodica has been influenced a lot by Kenny Werner’s Effortless Mastery: Liberating the Musician Within.