Playing the Melodica

You are probably familiar with the melodeon. However, have you ever seen a melodica? This is like a normal keyboard instrument but instead of using batteries, the sound is powered by the musician blowing through a mouthpiece. The instrument is cheap to buy and maintain and so is very popular in schools in Asia. The students can learn how to play it very quickly. The melodica is known by various names, often at the whim of the manufacturer. Melodion (Suzuki), Melodika (Apollo), Melodia (Diana), Pianica (Yamaha), Melodihorn (Samick) and Clavietta are just some of the variants.

2 comments for “Playing the Melodica

  1. maam
    September 12, 2014 at 9:39 pm

    where can we buy this kind of instrument here in bangkok?

    • Richard Barrow
      October 10, 2014 at 11:20 am

      School shops should have them. Try the department stores like Central.

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