Gary Oblock

  • Regarding reducing the porosity of a printed plastic mouthpiece. I’d lightly brush it’s surface (interior and exterior) with a safe solvent. If acetone will dissolve your plastic it’s safe to use because it occurs naturally in the body.

  • Gary Oblock posted a new activity comment 5 days, 17 hours ago

    Thanks, I’m trying my hand at some simple pieces in F major. I’ve only looked at one on-line video on how to play scales on a piano. I figure playing the melodia is as close to playing the right hand on a piano as anything else so piano right hand techniques should apply.

  • Gary Oblock posted an update 1 week, 5 days ago

    I’m brand new to the melodica (Suzuki M37) what would you recommend my next steps should be in “mastery” of this instrument. A little background I play the ukulele and in the past I have played the recorder and transverse flute.

    • Welcome to our midst, Gary! Others can give better advice on this than I can, but three things I suggest (which you may already be doing) are:

      1. Check under Lessons for Daren’s “Ten ways to be a pro melodica player.”

      2. Listen to recordings in the “Members’ melodica recordings” forum. Anybody who plays the “ook” understands the value of that.…[Read more]

    • Hi Gary. Well done on picking the melodica, and even better – discovering this website. It’s a fantastic resource, and the people here are so encouraging – they are really mad about melodica! Welcome to a wonderful world.

      • Thanks, I’m trying my hand at some simple pieces in F major. I’ve only looked at one on-line video on how to play scales on a piano. I figure playing the melodia is as close to playing the right hand on a piano as anything else so piano right hand techniques should apply.