Reviews and Problems with Hohner Student 32 Melodica
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Very fun toy, limited accompaniment value
2 February 2012
Summary: I got my own melodica a little over a year ago, and got my sister one for Christmas. We both enjoy them immensely, but there are some undesirable attributes. For starters, as some others have mentioned, it does play out of tune. Pretty badly, on some notes, particularly in the higher register. The high E tends to rasp a bit, and is harder to blow air through. (On mine.) My sister and I played some duets on ours, and the pitch was off on some notes almost by half-tones.
Summary: I used to play the piano but I have no room now for a full size piano. Plus, I was always better with my right hand. This is the perfect instrument for me! I only play with my right hand and the melodica takes up so little space. I don't think I'll be joining an orchestra with this cutie, but it's a lot of fun and so easy to learn.
Summary: After reading more thoroughly through the reviews I can see that I am not the only one with this problem. In fact, I suspect most of these melodicas come out of tune and the people who are true beginners to musical instruments (it's a student melodica, after all) haven't yet developed the sensitive hearing that instantly tells a veteran that this thing is just horribly out of tune.
Summary: Before I purchased this, I read some negative reviews about the product being out of tune when it arrived. I have to say, my melodica arrived perfectly in tune and has stayed that way as long as I've had it. I am very pleased with the quality of this melodica. It gets greats sound and is far superior to other melodicas for the same price.
Summary: The Melodica was the coolest instrument, most interesting instrument, and probably the best instrument I've ever owned. As soon as you get it, you'll be playing the Melodica all day long, LITERALLY.I couldn't stop playing when I first got it. And, for all you Gorillaz fans, you can now play Clint Eastwood or Tomorrow Comes Today.Again, this instrument is the best instrument in the world, EVER.
Summary: It's a wonderful reliable instrument that you can tote around and have some fun with. It can be useful for learning intervals and chords. I recently took it out for my daughter who is studying violin, and when I played it, she screwed her face up and said, "it's a bit sharp - just a bit". I pulled out my tuner app - and what do you know - it is! But it isn't sharp in Germany, where the A is very often tuned to A=443. Here in the US, we pretty much use A=440.
Summary: I just received mine following a Gold Box deal (kudos, Amamzon, you got me to buy something I wasn't looking for). I really like the sound. Better than a low priced harmonica, and I've never been able to figure out how to play the harmonica at that. Keys work well. Nice that it came with a decent case for the money.
Summary: I bought the Hohner Melodica, which arrived on time. I like the set up of this instruent because it has a tube for you to blow in, which allows you to turn it so that the keys look like a piano, instead of playing it while looking at the keys sideways. I am having fun with this.
Summary: I was very pleasantly surprised by the quality of this instrument! It plays well, it is quite fun, and it turns heads anywhere it goes. Its rather easy to play, just breathe and move your fingers! Just have to get used to a keyboard to create actual music rather than just a cacophony of noises. This comes with a case and two mouth pieces, and the case is roomy enough for me to fit my tin whistle and my harmonica case in it, so it really helps with transport.