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30 Note Music Box Set

Grand Illusions
(Code: 554)
5060195605355
600g
This music box has a range of just over 3 octaves, but in addition it plays a scale that is mostly chromatic.
37.00

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We are delighted to be able to announce the 30 Note Music Box Set. This music box has a range of just over 3 octaves, but in addition it plays a scale that is mostly chromatic. This expands the musical possibilities enormously, since this new music box can now play sharps and flats. As a little experiment, we programmed in Chopin's Prelude in A, Opus 28 no. 7, which would not have been possible without the availability of sharps and flats. You can see Tim playing this in the video. The new music box takes paper strips that are physically the same size as those used in the large music box set. However they have been printed differently, due to the availability of the extra notes.

The 30 Note Music Box Set comes in a plain white box. Inside the box is the Music Box itself, one pre punched strip which plays the theme from Swan Lake, one blank strip, and a hole punch. The Music Box weighs 280 grams, and is 108 mm wide (150 mm wide including the handle), 70 mm deep, and 30 mm high. When packed in the box, with the hole punch and blank strips, the weight is just over 400 grams. There is an important point to make, if you are planning to combine the music box with other instruments. The notes that are marked on the paper strip, i.e. G, A, C, are NOT the notes that the music box actually plays, if you compare it with the notes on a piano. So the line marked F# on the music box plays back as a B, G# plays as a C#, etc. As well as a fun way to learn about music, there are also some serious musicians out there who are using the music box, including Hannah Peel. There is also an app that has been written that allows you to test out new songs and compositions, and when you are happy with the result, you can print out a guide to help you punch out the paper strip.

See http://www.jellybiscuits.com/?page_id=705

Here is a video tutorial that will help you create the music strips - https://youtu.be/HjBhO9iqEc0



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Customer reviews
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
A most satisfactory music box! Well-built out of metal. The tone is transposed compared to the notes listed on the paper, but it is a good tone that resonates well. Beyond the music itself, the music box is able to be mounted via screws in the base for use in a wooden box. It also came with a pre-punched song and blank sheet. The 30 note version is very handy- without the extra notes, composing would be much tougher. The paper is sturdy and feeds well. Glad I bought it, highly recommended.
Joshua P.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
The sound is so beautiful that I almost teared up, I'm very happy with it and it was exactly what I wanted.
The new hole punch works very well too, from the looks of the old one and comparing it to the new punch it seems much easier and nicer to use!
Mayonaise.
Shopping Satisfaction
 2/5
It played well for half a day before the highest note began going flat, before failing to register anymore. The piece that plays the highest note bent out of range after a few playthroughs of the songs I had planned in advance and punched out the same day. I'm unsure if music boxes are normally this fragile, or if I received a defective product. Customer service never got back to me. It played beautifully for the few hours it was accurate, but I'm bummed to say the least.
Nikita C.
A replacement is on the way.
www.grand-illusions.com
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
I love it!
Alexis N.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Sounds good. I would recommend a different hole punch for accurate punches.
Nicholas Z.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Lovely!
Timothy D.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Music box works perfectly! The customer service provided by Hendrik was phenomenal. I ordered my music box as a Christmas gift but selected the wrong shipping option. Hendrik sent me another one by express shipping so that it would be hear in tim thank him enough!
Shawn B.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
We are delighted with our purchase from grand illusions, the ease of navigating the site, and the prompt delivery from overseas. We are very happy and satisfied customers!
Cynthia W.
Shopping Satisfaction
 5/5
Fine product, good service, delivered quickly for Christmas!
Arkadiusz R.
Shopping Satisfaction
 2/5
The strip that came with it didn't seem to work and tried repunching the holes but still not quite right. Don't have time to make my own strip but it still is a very neat item.
Karen Crosby Review collected by Feefo