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The Hohner HM-36 Professional 36 Melodica produces a rich accordion-like tone from its ultra-durable bronze reeds. Features a full 3-octave range with 36 piano keys and a tonal range from F through E. The Hohner HM-36 Melodica includes a specially designed mouthpiece and deluxe carrying case.
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Reviewed by 5 customers
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This melodica is constructed very well and the keys are a little larger and respond better than some of the less expensive models. But I much prefer the sound of the lesser models because when you play them there is a feeling of having to coax the overtones out of the instrument. This more expensive instrument does not have as much of an expressive range.
I play this instrument professionally these days. It is very portable, I had to buy a few of them because they do not stay in tune if you play the instrument regularly. I live in NYC and none of the studio techs or repair shops will touch it. It has to be sent to Hohner for repair (the reeds do break), and tuning (about every 2 months). Hohner's service has not been the greatest in my experience, the last melodica sent back to me was still out of tune. A terrible hassle to deal with, but it is the highest performing instrument of its class. I do wish a higher quality melodica was available. If you're buying one, get the German make, the tone and facility are remarkably superior; still high maintainance tho.
This instrument has a killer tone to it and i have never been happier about it. Every where i go with the melodica people always stop me and ask where they can get one to!
This is a very high quality melodica with Hohner workmanship. The middle register is particularly pleasing. Higher notes can be piercing and lower notes somewhat hard to get out because they take more air. I am an accordionist and find this instrument very easily playable and lovely for melodies. It sounds like a small accordion, treble side. Chords take too much air to be practical, except occasionally. Staccato and detached notes can be accomplished by breath or tonguing. I recommend purchasing a bent mouthpiece rather than the mouthpiece supplied.
I don't have anything to stack up this melodica up against so that is why the 9's in the ratings. But I do love my melodica...Just think - if I lost elec. power and all material possessions (expensive toys) but still had melodica, I'd be a (relatively) happy camper because I have melody and harmony (still) at my fingertips.