The Hohner S37 Performer 37-Key Melodica is a three octave professional sounding instrument suitable for students as well as advanced players. It produces a rich accordion-like tone. Tonal range is F3 to F6. Deluxe padded zipper case, mouthpiece and extension hose included.
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Highlights of Hohner S37
- Extended range of 37 piano keys (covers the alto and soprano range) from F3 to F6.
- Sensitive reed response, smooth keyboard action
- Extension hose for playing flat on a table or stand.
Pros & Cons
- Pros: 37 Keys (most melodicas have fewer keys), rich sound, Easy to play, doesn’t take a lot of air so breathing is easy. Great for practicing.
- Cons: A bit heavy. Bit of clicking noise. Even though the sound producing mechanism seems good quality, the cover is plain plastic.
Nice action, plays cleanly. For the price, the Hohner S37 is a pretty good instrument.
Who Is It For?
If you know how to play a piano/keyboard, you can easily adapt, it requires mush less breath to play.
You get cheaper meldocas’ as well but this one is for those who want a better sounding melodica (advanced players).
You can give it as a birthday present to kids, and even use it for music therapy.
Hohner S37: Review
The Hohner Performer 37 Key Melodica is a hand-held wind instrument with 37 piano style keys, and its tonal range is F (below middle C) through F. A Deluxe padded zipper case, mouthpiece and extension hose are included with the purchase. It features durable bronze reeds that won’t loose their pitch.
The Melodica is not only easy to learn, its quite expressive, can be used to play anything from classical to rock, and is very easy to carry around. This wind instrument has a unique sound, you can produce single notes or chords, and it can be played as solo or an orchestral instrument. The good thing about the German reeds is that they’re nice and responsive. You don’t have to blow too hard to produce decent volume.
Can you already play a music instrument and want to learn to play an alternate lead instrument? Do consider the Melodica. Its perfect for guitarists, mandolinists, banjoists, etc., and you can even play it without having to remove your main instrument.
If you already play the piano or keyboards, you’re going to find the transition to the Melodica very easy.
Played like a piano, and sounding similar to a harmonica or accordion, you can use it as a solo and orchestral instrument, as it blends beautifully with other instruments. Be it classical, rock or any other music – the Melodica adds its own personality.
Here are some reviews of REAL users.
Not Just For Kids
The keys are perfectly in tune, and play wonderfully, the action is perfect – very smooth. The three octaves is good enough to pretty much play anything. It feels very professional.
As mentioned, this is a professional instrument, and you can use it for gigs and even for recording purposes. You could use a Midi keyboard but this one is way too expressive, depending on your skills and breath control.
Take it Anywhere
This one feels more like a real instrument compared to some of the 32 key beginner models that are available. My son (plays the piano) always takes it along when out on holidays, and entertains.
The Hohner Performer 37-Key melodica is sturdy, sounds great, and is fun to play, and produces clear & precise sound as you play the notes.
Hohner S37: Video Review / Demo
Hohner S37 Performer 37 Key Melodica: Features/Specs
Features of the Hohner Performer 37 Key Melodica
- Hohner Melodica
- 37 Piano Style keys
- Smooth and responsive action enables speed and expression
- Tone range of F below middle C through F (F3 to F6)
- Bronze reeds (German made)
- Dimensions: Length: 21″, Width: 5.75″
- Blowing tube: blowing tube
- Ergonomic mouthpiece: ergonomic mouthpiece
- Model: S37
- Padded zippered case included, mouthpiece, and extension hose for playing flat on a table or stand.
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