Eric Siegel

  • Eric Siegel posted a new activity comment 3 months, 2 weeks ago

    no offense meant. sorry to all you hohneristas.

  • Sorry for the cross posting, I put this on another forum as well, but this might be more appropriate:

    Hello, all: I just came back from a week at Brazil Camp in Cazadero CA, which was amazing. Hermeto Pascoal, Jovino Santos Neto were two of featured teachers. Anyway, there were several keyboard players there, and some of us brought melodicas,…[Read more]

  • Hello, all: I just came back from a week at Brazil Camp in Cazadero CA, which was amazing. Hermeto Pascoal, Jovino Santos Neto were two of featured teachers. Anyway, there were several keyboard players there, and some of us brought melodicas, ranging from cheepish hohners to spendy suzuky/hammond 44. We were talking about the challenge of…[Read more]

    • I’m sure you didn’t mean any harm when you termed the Hohner “CHEEPISH” but as a very loyal Hohner buyer I’d like to insert a note of praise. All the economical melodicas have their place. Any starter instrument that captures a player with the passion for melodica is great! I hope we aren’t discouraging anyone by sounding like elitist who…[Read more]

  • I have tried it many different ways. If I am chording, then putting it flat makes most sense. Usually I am playing it with the flexible tube holding it in my left hand about 18″ 2 ft to my my face, angled toward my face and down. That way I can see the keyboard. I have been playing with a choro ensemble, which combines pretty fleet single lines…[Read more]

  • Hello, all: I am a pianist and got the hammond suzuki 44 note melodica with the pickup. I have had it for a few years, and I am still struggling with the size of the keys. So I am wondering is there a good melodica that I should consider with significantly larger (ie wider) keys? I can do with fewer notes if the size of the keys is more…[Read more]

  • Hello, all:

    Introductions: I am a keyboard, guitar, bass, percussion player, playing for nearly 50 years. I got a hammond 44 a while back, and bring it to sessions etc. I often want to get a sound that emulates an accordion in these settings, which I can do to some extent by playing with both hands using the flexible tube. But I was…[Read more]

  • Hello, all:

    Introductions: I am a keyboard, guitar, bass, percussion player, playing for nearly 50 years. I got a hammond 44 a while back, and bring it to sessions etc. I often want to get a sound that emulates an accordion in these settings, which I can do to some extent by playing with both hands using the flexible tube. But I was thinking…[Read more]

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