A Mechanical Music Machine – a perfect way to start your musical adventure.
If you love to build and love to make music, this is the perfect combination. The kit starts off with sturdy MDF pieces which will slot together with no glue or scissors required. The machine is held together with clever mini elastic bands which will stretch and connect the pieces. There are 8 metal notes, with hammers to sound each one as they strike, caused by the turning of the crank handle. The key is the pins which activate the hammers as you turn – move the hammers around to make different tunes.
The kit comes with a set of tunes to programme and of course you can combine them in any way to make your own tune, with single notes or combinations of chords depending on where you put the pins.
A great build that it is not too difficult to complete and then endless opportunities to use it make music.
- They can compose any tune they like
- They can set up a performance
- Everyone will want to try out their own tunes
This short video shows us playing with the machine – can you guess the tune? The packaging has been updated since we made this, but it is the same amount of fun!