Melodica | comparison with traditional woodwind instruments

Comparison with traditional woodwind instruments

Melodicas are unusual because unlike most conventional woodwind instruments, they make use of a piano keyboard rather than a specialized fingering system using holes and/or buttons. This allows the player to use a single finger to play any one note of the instrument's range, rather than requiring several fingers to play individual notes, as is the case with most other woodwinds. The player can then play chords by using their remaining fingers to press additional keys, and thus, sound additional notes. In other words, whereas most woodwind instruments such as saxophones or clarinets are monophonic when played by trained musicians, the melodica is polyphonic. Additionally, for a beginner, a melodica can play accidentals more easily than a woodwind, which requires special fingering.

Other Languages
العربية: ميلوديكا
català: Melòdica
Deutsch: Melodica
español: Melódica
Esperanto: Blovklavaro
euskara: Melodiko
فارسی: ملودیکا
français: Mélodica
Gaeilge: Melodica
한국어: 멜로디카
Bahasa Indonesia: Melodika
italiano: Melodica
עברית: מלודיקה
magyar: Melodika
Nederlands: Melodica
norsk: Melodika
português: Escaleta
română: Clavietă
русский: Мелодика
sicilianu: Diamònica
Simple English: Melodica
suomi: Melodika
svenska: Melodika
Türkçe: Melodika
中文: 口風琴