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Melodica Christmas Tutorial - O Tannenbaum Part One

We're having a great time putting these tutorials out for everyone. If there's something specific you'd like to see covered in a tutorial, let us know.

In our next melodica tutorial, Frank takes us through the melody of O Tannenbaum, or Oh Christmas Tree.There will be a part two to this one that shows a two handed arrangement to the same song, so stay tuned for that.

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We Have MORE Melodica Tutorials!

Well, here it is. Part Two of the Silent Night for Melodica series. We hope you like the tutorials. Part Two goes much deeper into the actual notes of the melody.

We hope you're as excited as we are once again! Frank takes us through the details of Silent Night in this one. Also again, make sure to go to our YouTube Channel and subscribe.


We Have Melodica Tutorials!

MelodicaShack.com is proud to announce that we have finally begun to create some awesome melodica tutorials for the community. Our first set of tutorials will focus on Christmas music, but we will start to add more and more as we go along. We are looking for your feedback on what content you'd like to see and how we can improve as we go.

We hope you're as excited as we are! Have a look at Frank taking us through a great arrangement of Silent Night. Also, make sure to go to our YouTube Channel and subscribe.


How to Play the Melodica

If you're new to the world of melodicas you might be wondering how the instrument is actually played. Chances are pretty good you've seen others playing a melodica but what specifically are they doing to get all those cool sounds? Just like any other instrument, learning to play the melodica takes practice and patience.

The first thing to learn is how to properly hold the melodica. If you're using an alto or tenor melodica you want to hold the melodica with your left hand and play the keys with your right. All melodicas are built for right handed people so playing with your left hand and holding with your right hand can be done but will be very awkward, so I strongly suggest you play it right handed. Make sure your left hand is firmly holding the melodica, but not so tense that your're sqeezing hard. The right hand hand should be relaxed with the fingers slightly bent.

How to Buy a Melodica

If you're new to the world of melodicas and looking for your first one, it can be difficult to know where to start. There are so many different types of melodicas to choose from it can be overwhelming. The first thing you'll want to do is decide what specifically you'll be using the melodica for. Is it for learning music in general, playing for fun as a hobby or playing it in a band. For learning or just playing for fun, quality will be less of an issue but it's not something to ignore either.

For most people who are just starting out the best option is to look for an entry level melodica from a well known brand. The biggest mistake many people make is buying the cheapest melodica they can find regardless of the quality. Usually they regret this decision as later on they're stuck with an inferior instrument with problems. There are a few things to look into before purchasing a melodica.

Melodica Care and Maintenance

Taking care of and maintaining your melodica is extremely important. Instruments only perform well when they are in good working condition and tuned properly. Not only will care and maintenance ensure that your melodica sounds great but it will also extend the instruments life.

Always keep your melodica in a case or box when not using it. This will protect it from dust, dirt, pets, or your kids. Many melodicas come with a soft carrying case which is good for easy transport and helps keep it clean but consider getting a hard case as this will offer more protection against damage.

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Melodicas for Kids

Plenty of melodicas for kids to learn and have fun on.


Books, CDs, and DVDs

We have books, instructional CDs and DVDs for beginners to advanced players.



Extra melodica stuff, like cases, air tubes, and more.


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