DECENT CHOICE AS GIFTS: Comes with a good quality bag for easy carrying and storage, with a tube, shoulder strap. If you look for a gift for friends or kids, this melodica is a decent choice for its high quality, and playability.
The Eastar 37 Keys Melodica comes with a black, compact design and is lightweight enough to travel with. The instrument is intended for beginner or intermediate players, and it has a 16 note range, which is lower than the 37 note range found on some models and which makes it easier to play for beginners. The sound is rich and pure, with bright, crisp highs and a clear, mellow tone. The instrument's tuning is precise, and the keys are easy to play, although the instrument is a little too light to be comfortable for playing for extended periods of time. The Eastar 37 Keys Melodica has a volume knob, but it must be turned all the way to 1 for the maximum volume, so players need to turn it down halfway to .5 to play softly. The instrument comes with a two piece mouthpiece and a short tube, and a long tube and a long mouthpiece are optional accessories.
The Pianica 37-note Melodica is a small, portable keyboard that plays music when you blow into it. The Pianica has three octaves of keys, and it's powered by your own breath. When you play it, the Pianica produces music similar to a harmonica or accordion, with a sound that's similar to a human voice. The Pianica's keys are tuned to the notes of the 3-octave range (F3-F6), and can produce different sounds depending on how you play them. The Pianica can also produce chords, which sound similar to a piano. The Pianica's keys are made of plastic, and they feel responsive, with a pleasant clicky sound when you play them. The Pianica's sound is authentic, but it's sometimes hard to hear which note you're playing, especially when it's quiet. The Pianica's size makes it easy to carry around. The Pianica's fixed mouthpiece produces a rich, full sound. The Pianica's flexible air tube lets you adjust the Pianica's pitch, volume, and tone. The Pianica's built-in speaker produces rich, full sound, but the Pianica's sound quality doesn't compare to a digital keyboard or piano. The Pianica's speaker produces the same sound no matter where the Pianica is pointed, so you can't listen to music or podcasts through the Pianica. The Pianica's sound isn't loud enough for practicing at home, and it's loud enough to hear when you're playing in public. The Pianica also comes with a strap, so you can wear the Pianica on your chest or sling it across your back. The Pianica's keys are too small to play chords comfortably. The Pianica's fixed mouthpiece isn't comfortable for playing for long periods of time. The Pianica's keyboard feels too small for playing complex songs. The Pianica's fixed mouthpiece doesn't produce a good sound. The Pianica's keys aren't loud enough to play during rehearsal.
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The Hohner Performer 37 Key Melodica is a great beginner's instrument. It has 37 keys, is lightweight, and is capable of producing a wide range of sounds, from mellow to aggressive. It's also easy to tune, with 10 different tuning holes. The instrument plays well, with smooth action. The matte finish on the key tops is attractive, and the stands are sturdy and compact. The Performer 37 is loud enough to be heard over people talking, and is loud enough to play in a room with other people playing instruments. We like the Performer 37's compact size, its lightweight feel, and its ability to produce a wide range of sounds. We also like that it's durable, and that it comes with a case. The Performer 37 is a great instrument for beginning musicians, and it's a great choice for beginners or anyone who wants a small, lightweight, portable, and durable melodica.
The Pianica 32-note Melodica is a miniature keyboard powered by your own breath. The instrument has 32 keys, 2-2/3 octave range (F3-C6), and it's small enough to fit in a purse or backpack, making it a fun way to practice while traveling or in close quarters. The Pianica 32-note Melodica also has a fixed mouthpiece and a flexible air tube, so you can play the instrument with or without your mouth. The instrument is also extremely convenient, as you don't have to charge it, and you don't need a power supply. The Pianica 32-note Melodica isn't perfect. It's louder than some keyboards, and it sounds a little tinny. Also, it's not as portable as some other harmonica or accordions, and it's definitely not loud enough to use in concert. Still, if you want a harmonica or accordion that is extremely handy, doesn't require a power supply, and is loud enough to use in a concert, the Pianica 32-note Melodica is the instrument for you.
The Yamaha 37-note harmonica-style melodica is a lot of fun, although it's not a kit that a novice should ever tackle. It's best suited for intermediate players who are looking for something a little more portable than a standard keyboard or accordion. The 37-note range is a bit limited, and it's better suited to playing melodies rather than playing chords. But the overall sound is quite good, and I particularly like the flexible air tube, which lets you blow through pipes to create notes. It's also fairly portable, as it's only about the size of an iPad, and it weighs just 2.5 pounds. The keys are pitch-adjustable, so you can play higher or lower notes as you'd like. The instrument is also surprisingly loud for its size, and it's loud enough to play in public. The instrument is made of plastic, but it's fairly solid, and it shouldn't break if you drop it. The instrument doesn't come with an instruction booklet, but it's straightforward enough to figure out. Overall, the Yamaha Pianica 37-Note Melodica is a lot of fun, and it's well worth the money.
The Pianica 37-note Melodica is an intriguing hybrid instrument. It uses basic electronic circuitry to convert human breath into sounds, but the sounds it generate are not unlike those produced by a harmonica, accordion, or harmonium. A natural breath creates the sound, and you can adjust the amount of air you need to produce different notes. The mouthpiece is adjustable, so you can set it to a comfortable position. The Pianica is about the size of a harmonica, and it weighs just 1.5 pounds. It has 37 keys, which can be adjusted to play on either of three octaves. It's small and light enough to carry in a pocket, and it's loud enough to use in any setting. The Pianica's sounds are pleasant, but they're not very realistic. The pitch of each note is accurate, but the Pianica isn't very good at dynamics. The notes sound flat, and the sound has a "hollow" quality. The Pianica's sound isn't ideal for recording, but it's perfect for live performance.
It's fun to strum a melodica, and Hohner's ARP 49-Key Melodica is a great choice for beginners. The instrument is lightweight and durable, and its surface is smooth, so your hands don't slip. The 49 keys provide plenty of range to play everything from reggae to jazz to heavy metal. With its 32-note range, the instrument has expansive sound and feel, and Hohner includes a decently sized carry bag, perfect for jamming on the go. The 49-key model comes with 12 fixed melody tones, 12 bass chords, 12 bass scales, 12 bass melodies, and 12 bass riffs, for a total of 49 different sounds. The ARP 49-Key Melodica features a variety of rhythms, and you can override each of their settings. The instrument also has 4 dedicated bass strings, so it's perfect for playing harmonica-style basslines. The ARP 49-Key Melodica costs about $119, which is on the higher end of our price range, but it's an excellent instrument for beginners, and it's durable enough to be used as a backup instrument in live performances.
Play in comfort with the ergonmic mouthpiece and key design
The Hohner Melodica 32B is an excellent choice for beginner and intermediate musicians. In addition to its larger range than the Student 26, the 32 offers tonal range of f, small octave, c, three-lined octave, but it lacks key spacing for instruments with bigger ranges, such as concert flutes. The 32B has black keys, a white and black fingerboard, and a black and white body. It comes with a Deluxe carrying case, mouthpiece, and instructions. The 32B's dynamic range is ideal for Pop and Rock style music. It has good intonation, and the keys feel sturdy and well constructed. The 32B's smaller range makes it more portable than the Student 26, but keep in mind that the Student 26 offers a wider range, so its keys should feel bigger. The 32B is best suited for intermediate-level players who are looking for a larger range than the Student 26 and be able to play low notes (f) and notes in the Dorian mode (C).
The Stagg MELOSTA32 RD is an attractive, affordable, and highly accurate melodica that rivals the performance of some more expensive models. The MELOSTA32 is cheaper than the Stagg MELOSTA32 ($34,99), but it's tough to tell the difference. Both models have a 32-note range, and both produce a warm, resonant, and singable sound. The sound quality is nearly identical, and both instruments are very easy to play. The plastic construction is durable, and the instrument stays in tune well. However, the reeds on the Stagg model are much softer and more responsive, and they make the instrument sound better. Both models have plastic keys, but they feel slightly softer on the Stagg, and the keys on the Stagg model are a little shorter, making it easier to play. The MELOSTA32 model comes with a flexible tube and a mouthpiece, but the Stagg model comes with a mouthpiece and a detachable, adjustable tube. The MELOSTA32 RD has a simple, uncluttered design that's easy to play, but it's slightly heavier than the Stagg model. Both instruments are light and easy to carry.
The case is a soft case with a shoulder strap and the case is fashionable in bright yellow!
The Suzuki Melodica is an entry-level model, but it's solid enough to be used in live performance. The keys are neither too shallow nor too tall, and the instrument is light enough that it doesn't fatigue your hands. The resonators are high quality, and the instrument produces a clear, resonant tone, with nice sustain. The keys are relatively easy to play, with well-defined action. The included mouthpiece is a flexible type, so players who prefer to play while standing up will find the Melodica pleasing to play. The included tuner is basic but good, and it's easy to adjust the tuning knob to tune your instrument. The supplied stand, however, is flimsy and poorly designed, so you'll want your own. The Suzuki Melodica is a great beginner's instrument for adult musicians.