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#2319600 - 08/25/14 10:05 AM Beginner Exercises for Melodica?
case_s Offline
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Registered: 01/09/14
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Hey everyone,

Not really sure that this is the correct subforum or not, but I am an Adult and I am a beginner.

Anyway, I've recently started to learn the piano, and I'm still quite a beginner. I've got a melodica that I like to carry around in my bag with me to try to get a little practice in if I have time on-the-go.

While I might be able to plonk along my scales and major/minor triads and such, if I'm around anyone (friends/girlfriend whatever) it can get annoying quickly.

I was wondering if anyone had some suggestions about exercises that could be done on the melodica that sound a bit more "musical" than just scales. Or maybe just some scale patterns that sound a bit more interesting or appealing than up/down. Things of that nature.

Any help would be great, Thanks!


Edited by case_s (08/25/14 10:07 AM)

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#2319794 - 08/25/14 07:26 PM Re: Beginner Exercises for Melodica? [Re: case_s]
Charles Cohen Offline
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Another possibility:

Buy a very inexpensive ("toy") digital piano -- "Toys'R'Us" quality -- and use headphones.

Then, nobody cares what you're playing.

. Charles

PS - I don't know why, but I'm deeply prejudiced against the Melodica. Maybe it comes from takings years of flute lessons -- the Melodica seems like a cheat!<g>

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#2319823 - 08/25/14 08:51 PM Re: Beginner Exercises for Melodica? [Re: case_s]
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Or better yet, forgo the blowing into it and just play the notes without sound. You'll just have to sing it in your head. smile
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#2320324 - 08/26/14 07:21 PM Re: Beginner Exercises for Melodica? [Re: Morodiene]
Charles Cohen Offline
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Originally Posted By: Morodiene
Or better yet, forgo the blowing into it and just play the notes without sound. You'll just have to sing it in your head. smile


Yes -- that would turn it into an old-fashioned "silent practice keyboard" !

. Charles

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