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The must-read user guide for paper strip music boxes

We want to thank Hanneke Debie who wrote this extensive music box guide to include the most commonly asked questions about the paper strip music boxes, which are also known as “hand cranked music boxes” and “paper roll music box”.

In this guide, Hanneke tells us where you can find the paper strip music boxes, the types of them, how you can compose music for them and punch holes correctly, where to find melodies, how to repair the mechanical parts of the music box movement, and other tips and tricks learned from our MBM community. We would like to thank Hanneke Debie and other MBM members who have provided helpful resources to guide the newcomers of our community.

Aug. 10, 2021, 4:12 a.m.

Muro Box has launched an Indiegogo campaign

We are very excited to announce that our closest partner Muro Box has launched an Indiegogo campaign! In case if you missed it, Muro Box is the world’s first app-controlled mechanical music box, that can play unlimited melodies and has a variety of really cool features.

After their first successful crowdfunding campaign in Taiwan they spent almost 2 years in the pilot run production, and now when the final batch of the music boxes has been successfully produced and shipped to their first backers, they are launching a global campaign.

If you would like to learn more about the team behind this truly unique project and their journey, we strongly recommend checking out their story. It was quite a fascinating journey.

May 5, 2020, 11:46 a.m.

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how? when you want to use a certain note but it isn't avaliable

hi I'm very new to music box and also music theory.
I'm trying to arrange the melody from music sheet into
30 tone music box melody,but as you know some keys are not avaliable

are there anyway you mix two notes to gether to create subtitue for the note??
for example i want to put c4#

some time i bring up the whole room one octave but i'm still curious if there's any method avaliable

thank you so much!
ps. english is not my first languge sorry for any grammar mistake
4 comment posted by porszathunyagun on Dec. 14, 2022, 4:23 a.m.

C# instead of C, D# instead of D

i'm marking the notes on my 30 note strip paper, and since I don't really understand music, i'm just following the PDF made for my song.
on the website's template, the note is D, but when I count by lines, it gets to D#. is it supposed to be like that?
sorry for the silly question lol i fr don't understand much about it
0 comment posted by qtiexx1 on Jan. 26, 2023, 7:55 a.m.

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Turn the crank and hear an old tune. The charm of a music box still lingers to this day, and now the mechanism that creates the music is available for you to compose any song you wish. Our Music Box hole punch is a music makers delight. Create your own melody by punching holes in the music paper strips provided. The Happy Birthday melody is included for you to get started. For musicians, crafters and lovers of music this is a must have item. The kit also includes a instruction booklet to help you get started. Order your own DIY Music Box Kit now!

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