Melodica Czardas ~ ピアニカ・チャルダッシュ | Suguru Ito
April 14, 2013 12:57 AM   Subscribe

Also found this:
Fritz Kreisler's Liebesleid (Love's Sorrow) played by Suguru Ito|Yamaha-Pianica P-37D (3 octaves)

I can't find any others though
posted by mary8nne at 2:30 AM on April 14, 2013

I really enjoyed this but about halfway through I started thinking of the Count song from Sesame Street.
posted by slixtream at 3:57 AM on April 14, 2013

Damn, that's some badass melodica playing, there.

For those who might not know, here in Japan the melodica is standard equipment in kindergartens and elementary schools. Virtually every young Japanese child starts out with melodica as his or her first instrument. They are very often called "Pianica" here, which is the trademarked (by Yamaha) name for the instrument. The Suzuki company trademarked "Melodica". And the generic term here for the instrument is "kenban harmonica". Kenban means keyboard.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 5:16 AM on April 14, 2013 [2 favorites]

YES AWESOME <3<3<3 melodica
posted by clavicle at 6:43 AM on April 14, 2013

Oh, and regarding the "pianica" I mentioned earlier, the video title:

Melodica Czardas ~ ピアニカ・チャルダッシュ

The katakana says "pianica", not "melodica".
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:29 AM on April 14, 2013

That's almost as good as this melodica cover of the Jurassic Park theme.
posted by LooseFilter at 11:10 AM on April 14, 2013 [3 favorites]

Here's the magical Masa Matsuda, with his incredible technique and melodic sense. Jazz at its best. (btw, the pianist in the second piece is Kiyoshi Takeshita).

Music - good music - often comes from the most unexpected places!
posted by Vibrissae at 11:44 AM on April 14, 2013

Awesome... also it looks like he's smoking it, like something out of Lewis Carroll.
posted by Coaticass at 4:30 AM on April 22, 2013

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