The carlodica is a car equipped with a funnel that collects wind while driven powering a Melodica keyboard and enabling the performer/driver to drink, smoke, and talk on a cell phone while driving and playing a traditional melodica. The Carlodica is played while the car is in motion. The volume of the Carlodica is regulated by the gas pedal which also propels the vehicle forward. The faster you drive the louder it gets. For fixed dynamics, set the cruise control around 70 MPH. A beautiful tremolo effect can be achieved by accelerating and slamming on the breaks repeatedly. Children love playing the Carlodica!
a picture is worth a thousand words: goto http://www.tcjazz.com/carlodica.htm to see a carlodica
by acidolem September 18, 2006