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]
two new titles are now available on Amazon.com in my new Melodicamente series.
I have already announced the first one in my previous post: Play melodica with both hands! Japanese Style Volume I
An adaptation of the well-known F. Beyer piano method “Preparatory School for Piano”, op. 101.
Volume I – Beginner to Intermediate whi…[Read more]
Gianluca Barbaro replied to the topic Coming soon: Play melodica with both hands! Volume I in the forum Melodica technique 1 month, 2 weeks ago
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I am happy to announce that the book is now available on Amazon
Gianluca Barbaro started the topic Coming soon: Play melodica with both hands! Volume I in the forum Melodica technique 1 month, 3 weeks ago
It will be soon available on Amazon an adaptation I have made of the well-known F. Beyer piano method ““Preparatory School for Piano”, op. 101. The intent is to have a few beginning exercises to start playing the melodica the “Japanese” way: vertical, with both hands. As we know, playing the melodica in this style means having the left han…[Read more]
I have access to a drill press… maybe I’ll try, although I have zero experience in this kind of working.
I wonder if anyone could make a comparison with 3D-printing of mouthpieces: what are the pros and cons of the two type of processing, compared to each other?
I think there is a little bit of a market with melodica mouthpieces: I am not…[Read more]
I wish I had your skills and machinery to build a recorder-like mouthpiece (not much different from the one you build in the video, maybe smaller).
Is the material pricey?
the sound is much better than the previous version! I love this piece, well done! The rhythmic combination between piano and melodica works well too now!
If I may, each effect plugin should have a “dry” and a “wet” fader: when using a reverb effect, the less is the dry signal, the more the sound steps away from the front. If possibile,…[Read more]
Very nice André, thank you for sharing 🙂
Regarding the transcription practice for two hands on melodica, I recently asked myself the same question. I have tried:
– One staff with separate voices (i.e. “choral”style)
– Two staves with treble keys (like yours)
– Two staves, treble and bass keys, piano style.
I eventually opted for the last…[Read more]
I have made a little comparison video between the Yamaha P37D e the Hammond Pro 44H.
There are actual differences in the higher harmonics: how they map to timbre differences is a little difficult for me to say.
In the last part of the video I play a B on the Yamaha and change the oral cavity shape (and resonance): as you can see, that way we can…[Read more]
Awesome indeed! Bravo!
I recorded an EWI version years ago (it’s on youTube) so this prelude was one of the first things I have tried on the melodica, but I still have troubles with big jumps: are you involving the left hand or is it just great right hand technique?
I have recently started to have a look at Violin Partitas and it occurred to me…[Read more]
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