Olivier

  • Olivier replied to the topic Help Getting Started in the forum Melodica technique 7 months ago

    Hello Larry,
    I’m not a professional at the melodica either. I never took piano lessons before and I started playing melodica about 3 years ago. Unfortunately, I can’t suggest you a book to buy because I play by hear. What I could suggest to do, however, is to look on YouTube if someone made a video on how to play the song that you want to play…[Read more]

  • Hello Melodica-Me,
    Thanks for your answer. Your explainations were clear. I would have another question about d.i.i. Tonight, I had a music practise and when we tried to plug the melodica in the mixer with a passive d.i.i, it didn’t work. I thought I broke the melodica’s 1/4 input when trying plugging headphones last week. However, we tried with a…[Read more]

  • Hello Melodica-Me,
    Thanks for your answer. What would I need to buy in order for it to work? If I plug in a standard guitar amplifier, would it work? If I understood correctly, it doesn’t need additional power to work. My friend was telling me about fantome power mixers that deliver 48 voltes of energy. I guess I shouldn’t plug it in this kind of…[Read more]

  • Hello,
    I recieved my melodica Hamond Pro hp44 yesterday and I was wondering how the microphone system was working. It doesn’t seem to rely on batteries. I don’t have anything to amplify the sound yet but I find it strange that it doesn’t seem to have batteries in it. I tried to plug headphones in it but it obviously did not work. How does the…[Read more]

  • Hello,
    I was wondering if a melodica is an easy instrument to sell because of the fact that you can’t really clean it as far as I know. I have a couple of melodicas that I would like to get rid of but I don’t know if I would find somebody who would want this. I want to get rid of them because I bought a Suzuki Hamond hp44. Is there a way to clean…[Read more]

  • Will I get higher notes with the hp44 than with my Suzuki M37C or I will get lower notes? I can’t wait to recieve it.

  • Hello Melodica-Me,
    Thanks for your answer. I watched the videos you linked and I read the reviews. My biggest worry is to find it too heavy. I currently have a Suzuki M37C. I ordered the hp44 on Amazone. Do you think I will be able to return it if I don’t like it?
    Olivier

  • Hello,
    First of all, I would like to wish you a happy new year.

    I’m looking to buy a Melodica Hamond Pro 44. On Amazone, I see 2 modals available: Melodica Suzuki Hammond Pro44h and Melodion Suzuki Hammond 44hp. What’s the difference between these two? Which one should I get?
    Olivierm

  • Je comprends tes inquiétudes. Moi aussi je croyais avoir des problèmes avec mon Suzuki M37C. Quand je soufflais fort, certaines notes restaient bloquées. Lorsque je soufflais normalement, les notes refonctionnaient. Dans mon cas, je pense que je soufflais un peu trop fort. J’ai réussi à reproduire le problème sur mes autres mélodicas. Je te consei…[Read more]

  • Bonjour Frédéric,
    Je ne suis pas certain de bien comprendre votre problème. Vous avez de la difficulté à jouer certaines notes? Pourriez-vous me réexpliquer votre problème? Au plaisir de vous aider.
    Olivier

    P.S. For those who don’t speak French, I asked him to reexplain me his issue. French is my first langage too.

  • Hello,
    I was able to join the provider of the music store where they send them to repair. The guy told me that it was maybe a way of getting used to blow of a certain way. He doesn’t think something is wrong with the reads. However, he offered me to send it for repair if the problem persists. So I will try to play normally with it to see if it…[Read more]

  • Hello Alan,
    Thanks for the info. I think I will bring it to the store where I bought it eventually to see what they can do with this. I called them today and they told me that it would take few weaks to send to the company. I would be interested to know how to fixe this. I tried with my Hohner Performer 37 and it doesn’t do this. The good news is…[Read more]

  • Hello,
    About a month ago, I bought a Suzuki M37C. Last weak, I noticed something very strange about it. The problem is hard to describe, so don’t hesitate to ask me some clarifications. When I blow loudely into the melodica, some low notes don’t work, as if something would prevent the air to pass through. Sometimes, we do hear a noise as if the…[Read more]

  • Hi all,
    Just wanted to tell you that I like my Suzuki M37C a lot. It feels great. It sounds great. I don’t regret it. As for the mouthpiece, I will order a better one soon. My Hohner mouthpieces do fit on it so that’s great. Thanks again for your help.
    Olivier

  • Hi,
    Today, I went to the music store. I looked at the Suzuki M37C and I bought it. I find it pleasant to touch. Sound is clear. When I first touched it, I couldn’t find the spit valve. The seller showed it to me. I also like the fact that multiple mouth pieces come with it, though I’m not a big fan of them. I’m thinking about putting an Hohner one…[Read more]

  • Hi all,
    I have to go to an appointment on Tuesday near to a music store. I know they have the Suzuki M37C in store so I will be able to take it in my hands. I’m curious to see how it will feel in my hands. I will give you my conclusions for sure. So looking foward to Tuesday.
    Olivier

  • This is because of the tube that I have problems. Most of the time I leave it in its place but sometimes I accidentally move it. Next time I will take out my Suzuki I will take a look about the alternative mouth piece because I hate the plastic cylindric one. Thanks for the info.
    Olivier

  • Hello Alan,
    Thank you for your description of the melodica. I appreciate. Your explainations that you give on this site are good and clear. Yesterday, I plaid a bit with my Suzuki. I can confirme you this is a Study32. They are 2 things I don’t like about this melodica: the carrying case and the mouth piece. Because I can’t see the case and the…[Read more]

  • Hello,
    My question might seem ridiculus. What actually has colour on a melodica? Is it only located on the keyboard or tubes and mouth pieces are coloured as well? I guess colour has nothing to do with sound at all.

  • Hello Alan,
    Thank you for all of these informations. I never bought something on Amazon by myself so I don’t really know their policies. But now it’s more clear with your explainations. Thanks again.
    Olivier

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