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OJB
05-07-2011, 03:43 AM
I just bought a melodica purely because I love the toy like sound and simplicity of it.

I was just wondering whether anyone had used one before and how they used it or even come up with a cool way of integrating the melodica into their music.

Captain_Lovehandles
05-07-2011, 05:58 AM
Lots of us have them. Here's a video where I used one. Obviously it's a tribute to the melodica kings of the world, Kenny & the Captains (http://www.youtube.com/kennymelodica)...


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lMj3UBnw6P8

Also visit melodicatube dot com (http://melodicatube.com/)

SemperFi
05-12-2011, 08:57 AM
Julia nunes is one of my favorite Melodica players.
And this song is one of my favorites on the Melodica.
http://youtu.be/s1obmK84uvI

Clearly, there are some very awesome things that can be done with the melodica.

jalapeno
05-12-2011, 09:44 AM
ha, yes... melodicas are awesome! i try to use them in every video :) here's one of my latest:


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pZV6FF4o2o8&

seeso
05-13-2011, 01:26 PM
The uke and melodica go really well together. I did a cover of RHCP's "Give it Away" where I played all the guitar solos on melodica. I'm really happy with the way it came out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB7XTSp4BTM


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EB7XTSp4BTM

UkeNukem
05-15-2011, 04:04 AM
Cool! I've always wanted one but I already have many odd instruments I don't play regularly. I can really see it can fit with a ukulele group for sure. Think of it as Lead Harmonica!

peewee
05-15-2011, 04:20 AM
Check out the mighty Gus bringing it to a melodica crescendo:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZQVnOnk1q_s

OJB
05-17-2011, 11:17 PM
Thanks guys, theres some good stuff here!

Pdyx
06-15-2011, 10:48 AM
I got a melodica recently too! I've wanted one since I first saw Gomez (one of my favorite bands) use it live. They use it pretty regularly in lots of their songs including one of my favorites, Hamoa Beach (skip about a minute in past the boring interview segment):


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pmzP9kHBIS0

I love the way Gomez uses that instrument, it adds a lot.

OJB
06-16-2011, 11:55 AM
I think I quite like it as adding depth to the sound but I think a few riffs and licks on it would sound pretty good!

ItsMrPitchy
07-06-2011, 01:08 AM
I like the sound of them and the look but have never played or seen one. I might just order one of the internet.

hoosierhiver
07-06-2011, 04:47 AM
Check out some Augustus Pablo, he'll always be the all time king of melodica in my book.

Barbablanca
05-17-2012, 08:36 AM
Check out some Augustus Pablo, he'll always be the all time king of melodica in my book.

Glad I found this thread. Reggae and Melodica! A surprisingly great combination!:D

Just sent the link to my daughter, who plays Melodica... (she is not in another state, country or even part of town... She is downstairs but couldn't be bothered to come up and see it on youtube on my PC. Don't you just love adolescents? ;-)

UKISOCIETY
05-17-2012, 08:41 AM
The Amazing Krabbers:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAHZGxHSR_M

UKISOCIETY
05-17-2012, 08:42 AM
The Spectacular Uki. :P

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tfkN-ZbwCs4

UKISOCIETY
05-17-2012, 08:45 AM
Forgot about this one. A more serious take on melodica with an 8 string tenor:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wNQK34W37a0

UKISOCIETY
05-17-2012, 09:04 AM
This guy's pretty good too.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t5cyiLqiXd0

hoosierhiver
05-18-2012, 05:14 AM
[QUOTE=Barbablanca;940562]Glad I found this thread. Reggae and Melodica! A surprisingly great combination!:D

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So glad I could turn you onto Augustus Pablo, East of the River Nile is a great album to start with.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Q9eYuY6U7E

Barbablanca
05-25-2012, 07:28 AM
Great track! Thanks HH (Mike?). Reminds me of a lot of the sixties reggae/ska things we used to hear blasting out of the coffin makers district in Yaba (Lagos, Nigeria) where we lived. It was strange that there were all these guys sweating to make "capsules for eternity" and working to the beat of some of the most life affirming music on the planet! You just have to love AFRICA !!!

SemperFi
08-26-2012, 04:01 PM
Melodica is one of my favorite toys.


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M4d7EmzzOnE

kaizersoza
09-30-2012, 01:07 AM
i had a melodica for my birthday last month and fair play with a beginner keyboard book I am quietly learning how to play it and an added extra with learning this instrument is that i am picking up reading music, happy days, I just wish there were more songbooks, tutorials and you tube videos on them so as I can progress, if anyone knows of any please post the linky, thanx in advance

fitncrafty
09-30-2012, 02:09 AM
I would love one to play with, just afraid my brain would have a hard time wrapping around playing it since it is left-handed.. anyone have experience with this?