Rodgers & Hammerstein - My Favorite Things

Grand Illusions 30
01/01/2021 03:41

To represent "acciaccatura" in the editor, I had to depict this as a note played immediately twice. If you clone this tune and open in the editor you will see the first note in orange and the next in red. In this situation, do not punch the orange note and simply punch the red note slightly offset to the left of its original placement. I'd recommend the offset to be half the radius of the hole punch. In the situation where there is an orange note immediately followed by two red notes, punch the orange note, do not punch the first red note and punch the second red note offset to the left of its original location. Again offset should be half the radius of the hole punch. Alternatively, you can ignore the red notes altogether as acciaccatura is meant to be played quickly before the essential note.

I'm not particularly happy with my transcription of the ending at measure 74 to 81.

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!