Posted by Patrick J. McKenna on January 12, 2003 at 23:27:06:
In Reply to: elusive world of melodicas posted by milo on January 10, 2003 at 05:52:57:
: Having bought a Hohner soprano melodica i am finding it nigh-on impossible to locate 'How To Play' manuals, music or any other kind of literature on this fun - yet slightly frustration instrument
: please advise
: ps I appreciate this is a harmonica site - there doesn't appear to be any kind of melodica forum/help....anything!!
I'm glad that you appreciate that this is a harmonica site (and the best one at that!), but considering that a lot of us harmonica enthusiasts also play other instruments, you knocked on the right door!
If what you call the melodica is that little breath-powered instrument with the piano keys,
those keys are the same as the piano, organ and accordion.
The C note is right below the paired black keys. The white keys, starting with C (and play up the scale) are C, D, E, F, G, A, B, C. The black keys provide the flats and sharps. The paired black keys above C are C#/Db, D#/Eb. The next black keys are in a group of three and are F#/Gb, G#/Ab, A#/Bb.
I hope that this helps.
If you decide to take up harmonica, come back to this site. It's a gold mine of information.
Wishing you success in your endeavors,
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