Here’s an illusive little known wonder ~ the Melodica.
Call it what you will, what I call the Keytoy is actually a divine messenger of God, born from the heart of a Child.
Once upon a time the Melodica was only found in toy stores, or fairly selective music shops. It was by no means seen to be a professional instrument, not in any way.
It was however embraced rapidly by the Reggae communities and in time became a hallmark of their music.
It was here and then whence stage pianists became interested in the possibility of a more academically encompassing Melodica, with a greater scope for novelty accompaniments and indeed teaching.
Once the guys at Hohner became aware of the interest, they set themselves a little side project, just to test the waters… of a performance grade Melodica.
Hohner released a couple of these “scouts” onto the market… they watched… and waited… looking for any sign of a cultural rustling.
And when it came… it came from the top.