A few highlights from the last live gig of Gipsy Pocket Swing 5et
Maria Cristina Riva, voice
Gianluca Barbaro, melodica
Denis Alessio, Gioacchino Schiera, guitars
Stefano Fascioli, double bass
Recorded live in Italy, June, 5th 2019
Gianluca Barbaro replied to the topic New pubblication: Zarlino’s duets for melodic instruments in the forum General melodica discussion 2 months, 1 week ago
Thank you Alan, thank you Jerry.
Let me know if there’s something to adjust/modify.
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]
Gianluca Barbaro replied to the topic New pubblication: Zarlino’s duets for melodic instruments in the forum General melodica discussion 2 months, 2 weeks ago
Thank you Alan!
Daren, that’s definitely something I am going to do. The idea is to record duets between melodica (or recorder) and other modern instruments…
I have already tried to involve Suzuki in this project, without success :/ I would love to use a W37, which I think would be perfect for this kind of music, but so far I haven’t been able…[Read more]
Gianluca Barbaro started the topic New pubblication: Zarlino’s duets for melodic instruments in the forum General melodica discussion 2 months, 2 weeks ago
I have just published a collection of 12 renaissance duets from Italian author Gioseffo Zarlino. These duets where adapted to modern melodic instruments and for each of them you will find:
Modern Adaptations in C, Bb, Eb and Bass clef.
The modern adaptation was made with the melodica in mind:…[Read more]
Melodica-Me, I’m not sure it has to do with chamber pressure. It looks like the HP diaphragm extrudes towards the capsule: maybe it is supposed to mechanically transmit vibrations to the capsule? Or to exalt some vibration range? I’m just guessing…
In any case, Mr Kawamoto proved himself invaluable once again: I was able to order a couple of…[Read more]
Here’s what I’m talking about. This is the diaphragm in front of the mike in a Hammond Pro44H:
And here’s the different diaphragm in a Pro44HP:
I don’t know what to make of such a different design…[Read more]
I have recently bought a used 44 HP from Japan: the price was ok and the melodion in itself works well, but I get a “weird” output from the internal mike. It’s like there’s a strong resonance of sort in the medium/high range. Having a PRO44H too, I have compared the two and the output from the latter doesn’t have the same “noise”. Also, I…[Read more]
Alan Joanna, Melodica-Me thanks for your encouraging words!
I have just joined this gipsy project: we should have a couple of more gigs in the near future and maybe something better will come out 🙂
The melodica is so versatile!
here’s a snippet from my last gig, I hope you enjoy it!
Un piccolo estratto del concerto di ieri al Jazz In Bess di Lugano.Sweet Georgia BrownGipsy Pocket Swing – Trio Manouche Gianluca Barbaro – melodicaDenis Alessio – chitarraGioacchino Schiera – chitarra
Posted by Gipsy Pocket Swing – Trio Manouche on Thursday, March 14, 2019
Thank you Jim, Alan.
I may add that, although it is aimed at two-handed playing, “Play melodica with both hands!” can be played with the right hand only, and you can play both staves (being the left hand “reversed”, it has the same fingerings of the right hand). And it definitely is a graded collection of exercises/pieces, being an adaptation of…[Read more]
ahah, now we have TWO groups! The more the merrier?
Daren, I wrote to you about this like 9 days ago, I’m sorry we couldn’t coordinate better.
I’m totally cool with inviting everyone to join Melodica world’s group and closing the one I opened. Also, I could be an admin, should you wish so.
Unfortunately Facebook doesn’t send any notification to…[Read more]
If that’s ok with Daren,
after having noticed that there’s no “place” on FB for us melodica players (at least, I couldn’t find one, except a few “Pages” that apparently aren’t aimed at promoting a community), I have created a group: Melodica – Pianica – Melodion – Clavietta – Keyboard Harmonica Players
It might be useful in attracting new players…[Read more]
Thank you Daren!
And thank you Alan, you are very kind!
I wrote “Foundation and Practice of Music” trying to realize what I wish I had when I was a music student. Instead, it took many years of studying, many different teachers and many more years of teaching and thinking to gather all the information and the tips I included in that book and to…[Read more]
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