Last night's anniversary festivities went well. We had dinner at local eatery Delfino and then came home to chill out at our place. The best part, though? My present:
I've wanted a melodica ever since seeing one in a Cambridge music store's window about six months ago. Here's an elementary schooler showing proper melodica (or 'melodic-er', as The Prof's mom and every native Bostonian might say) playing technique. Where was this instrument when I had to jam on a flutophone in grade school?
Now, I played the clarinet in elementary band class (should I not have revealed that, I wonder?) so the fact that the melodica is a reed instrument should only make my mastery of it easier. Plus, "If you ever wanted to play accordion, or the harmonica, or even the piano this is a great way to learn about music and play along with others also." Hello...I've wanted to learn how to play my accordion for years!
The melodica that The Prof got me is a Hohner, which is, according to the Worldwide Homepage of Melodica, the company that created the instrument (in 1959.)
Hopefully, I'll look like one of these cool cats once my as-yet-unnamed melodica arrives early next week:
But I'll probably just resemble "The Queen of Casio," Lorraine Bowen:
Not to worry, I won't assault anyone's ears with my delightful playing...at least not until I learn 'The Pennsylvania Polka".