A melodica, often called a pocket piano, is a wind instrument made with a small keyboard body designed to be blown like a harmonica. The keyboard plays chords, single note leads, and multiple note leads in two or three octaves. It is a small and compact instrument that can easily fit inside pockets and small bags. It is easy to play especially if the user knows how to play the piano.
Types of Melodicas
Kinds of Melodicas include the following:
A tenor melodica is tuned to produce a low-pitched sound.
It is made up of a flat, steady surface with a tube inserted to the mouthpiece hole.
The player holds the instrument with his left hand, while working the keyboard with his right.
It is the most commonly used and most preferred melodica.
A soprano melodica is tuned to produce a high-pitched sound.
Both hands are required to play it.
The black keys are played by the left hand and the white keys by the right, or vice versa.
Choosing Melodicas (Buying tips)
Reed: To get a rich, accordion-like sound, choose a melodica made with extra-durable reeds.
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