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And another thing: The Mechanical Music Box


Talk about step sequencing! This is it, the pinnacle of musical instrument technology that involves paper. Punch your own melody with a little notation skill – or, if you can’t be chewed, just hold fire and we’ll get the samples on here so you can play weird little melodies to your heart’s content. If you like this, you might like this history of the pianola. If you’re interested in impossible and brilliant compositions for player piano, check out Conlon Nancarrow. Mind blowing stuff. CM

Mechanical music box punch holes