Gianluca wrote: “people tend to classify excellent players under the “virtuoso” category, like it’s just a matter of talent and not so much of hard work/quality of the instrument in itself.”
Man, this is so true. Folks mean it as a compliment when they call us talented. Unfortunately, by doing so, they disregard the work we put into learn…[Read more]
Gianluca, Thanks so much for posting your pics. I found them to be very interesting. I’d like to do something similar. I tried piezo pickups (3 of them) on the inside of my P37. They worked, but there was way too much key noise. I bought a Hammond 44 and so I ended my experiment with the pickups. I WISH that Yamaha would offer an electrify…[Read more]
Ricky replied to the topic New Monsters Of Melodica Video "World Session III" "Chameleon" in the forum Members’ melodica recordings 1 year, 1 month ago
That was AWESOME! Thanks for sharing this, making this, and using this tune. What a blast.
Are you puffing your cheeks when you play? If so, you don’t need to do it. Puffing cheeks is not necessarily wrong (think of Dizzy Gillespie) but it can be uncomfortable. Try to play without puffing your cheeks by pursing your lips, which will draw your cheeks in, and then just blow without letting them puff out. Hope this helps.
OK, let me try this again. I’m new to the forum and really appreciate the wealth of knowledge all of you share so openly. I tried to introduce myself a week or so ago, but I now realize that I responded to an existing post so it went into that thread and probably made no sense to anyone. I think I’ve figured it out now.
I came to the site by…[Read more]
Hi everyone. I’m new to this site/forum. I’ve learned so much from it and I thank you all.
I especially want to thank those of you who have posted videos and recordings of your melodica playing.
I’m new to the melodica and had no idea that it can fit into so many types of music and so many varied ensembles.
This video is a great example.…[Read more]