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Similar melodies, new scales and melody requests

Some of you might have noticed that recently we introduced similar melodies detection. You can browse through similar melodies on the melody page and there is also a small counter in the melody player widget. The algorithm is comparing melody note sequences and does not care about titles, which among other things made this joke less funny.

Many people have complained that the actual scale of 30 note music box is shifted a few notes comparing to the scale on the paper strips provided with it. We've decided to fix this with an extra scale in our editor. It is called Grand Illusions 30 (F scale) or 30F. We've also added a custom 20 note scale for Wintergatan music box.

Please make sure to visit our melody request page. It has undergone significant changes.

July 14, 2018, 4:41 p.m.


We would like to invite you to visit our new forum page! Currently, the functionality is pretty basic, so you can't post anything other than plain boring text and links, but we plan to start gradually improving it in near future if it appears to be popular among our users.

By default you will be notified about posts, that are submitted by people you follow, but you can always opt in for receiving notifications about every new forum post in your notification settings. We would like everybody to consider this, because there will be questions about music boxes and the website in general and many of you already have enough experience to help the others.

Huge thanks to all current and future contributors!

April 4, 2018, 12:14 p.m.

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7 note bug

I was attempting to transcribe clair de lune and discovered the editor will not accept 7 note chords. Not sure if it is web browser specific, but I am using Internet Explorer.
3 comment posted by rifhc on July 16, 2018, 10:10 a.m.

Help Needed On Pinning Musical Cylinder For A Clock

Request the forum's help on something I am occupied with and have no knowledge of.

This is regarding a musical clock which used to play 6 tunes. However, either the pinned cylinder was damaged and has been sanded in such a way that no trace of original pin positions remain or this cylinder is a replacement. Either way, I am stuck.

The tunes are chosen by a hand on the dial and thus the cylinder is displaced slightly by every such selection of tune by moving the hand. There are supposed to be 10 bells and 20 hammers, with 2 hammers striking each bell. Bells are also broken so those need to be cast and tuned to the notes/frequencies of the tunes.

If I were to list those 6 Turkish Tunes and give their music sheet/notesheet, will this forum be able to help me with pin positions as well as the notes to which the bells need to be tuned? If someone here has this knowledge and wants to help me and charge, I would consider it if I could afford it.

Requesting forum members and musicians with mechanical bent of mind for help.
0 comment posted by scmitra on July 8, 2018, 4:10 a.m.

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