The Smiths - Barbarism Begins at Home

Grand Illusions 30
14/10/2018 01:00

IMPORTANT PLEASE NOTE!! — While this song might sound more or less OK just as it is now, it will sound much better if you follow these instructions. Whenever you see two notes one right next to the other, change these two notes to instead be just one note which is one half beat sooner than (to the left of) the first note. If you accidentally forget to do this while punching a paper music box roll, just punch the note where it was supposed to be. A music box won’t play the notes that come right after.

I had to change the key of this song to make the high and low notes all fit.

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!