Lunar Clock ~ Luna Dial - Touhou - R.H. only

Grand Illusions 30
17/08/2017 09:12

Transcribed a piano arrangement onto a 30-note music-box, and transposed it so that G becomes B, and C becomes E, etc.. Due to restrictions in the range of playable notes, the five E♭4/D♯4 notes (after being transposed) near the very end cannot be played. They are instead replaced with B3.

The song switches mid-way into 3/4-time, then back to 4/4-time. That being the case, the rhythm may not match with the grey/white stripes when printed.

** Two triplets (6 notes total) are supposed to be played near "measure" 41 (where the length is approx. 325), but aren't played correctly here. A fix could be to triple the tempo and stretch the notes accordingly to play at the same perceived tempo, and then fit in the triplets. However, that would overly lengthen the paper (when/if printed). So instead, I propose to manually fix the notes into triplets by using a ruler/doing by eye, when punching the holes for a physical music-box. They are located in the 3/4-time section, when the R.H. plays different notes than the rest of the section. In the meantime, they will be approximated to sound like triplets.

Technically a work in progress, since the L.H. part has yet to be added. Some parts near the beginning may seem lacking due to how some of the rhythm is supposed to be played with the L.H..

Hole punch paper strips Export

Yay! It looks like this melody can be played offline on a 30 note paper strip music box!

All you need to do is:

  1. Get a 30 note DIY Music Box Kit from our online store page if you don't have one
  2. Export the melody to PDF with paper strips, print it out and cut with scissors. Make sure to use the right paper size and set you printer scale to 100%, otherwise the size won't match. It's better when paper strips are thick, so if you are going to use thin office paper, we recommend you to glue two or three layers together. Another option is to laminate paper strips with a transparent duct tape
  3. Punch holes with a tool from the music box kit
  4. Enjoy your favorite melody playing on a real music box!