Unknown Japanese Tune (melody only)

Grand Illusions 30
17/06/2019 18:02

This is a melody of a 50+ year old music box movement from an occupied Japan cigarette box. Thus far, I've not been able to identify the tune. A couple of the comb tines were broken, so there are some missing notes. I'll be working on trying to supply the missing notes (and harmony notes), but admittedly, this is going to be low priority. Additional tines have broken off just playing the tune, so I wanted to at least get the melody down somewhere.

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!