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The melodica, also known as the pianica, blow-organ, key harmonica, free-reed clarinet, or melodyhorn, is a
The melodica was first used as a serious musical instrument in the 1960s by composers such as
Melodicas are classified primarily by the range of the instrument. Melodicas with different ranges have slightly different shapes.
Although the majority of melodicas are made of plastic, some are made primarily of wood. The Sound Electra corporation makes the MyLodica, a wooden melodica designed "...to produce a warmer richer sound than that of its plastic relatives." The Victoria Accordion company in