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More Notes for More Music
At Music Box Attic, we have a variety of movements that range from simple, 18-note boxes to complex, 144-note music boxes. Our 30-note music boxes fall somewhere in between and offer unique versatility for your music selection. With 30 notes, music boxes can play beautiful, tinkling versions of many of your favorite songs. While some pieces are impossible to play on music boxes with fewer notes, this one has nearly endless playability for all your favorite classics. Listen to samples of songs on a 30-note box here.
How 30-Note Boxes Work
A 30-note music box has a range of just over three octaves, but it plays on a mostly chromatic scale. The pitches expand your musical possibilities to include more complex songs with a much larger range. Even with these simpler music boxes, you can still listen to intricate compositions like Beethoven’s 5th Symphony, Disney’s A Whole New World, and Debussy’s Claire de Lune – which would not be possible without the inclusion of sharps and flats.
Music boxes with smaller mechanisms, like 18- or 30-notes, have a distinctive tinkling sound to their melodies that ensures everyone knows this is an authentic music box movement inspired by the style of those made in the 1800s. The 30-note movement does play a lot more music than the standard 18-note. It comprises a verse that is double the 18 note and has a full playtime of about 6 minutes.
Frequently Asked Questions
The playtime for this type of music box varies with each tune, but most have an average playtime of approximately 6 minutes per winding. The verse is about 30 seconds long, and it repeats and recycles as it plays.
Yes, you can personalize your music box with a song from our extensive library or request a custom tune to make your music box truly unique. You can read much more about it here (*this link discusses both digital and mechanical movements, click on the right at the top of the page to read about custom wind-up mechanical).
A 30-note music box has a broader musical range, allowing for more complex melodies and harmonies compared to the simpler tunes of an 18-note music box.
Absolutely! You can listen to samples of various songs played on a 30-note box on our website to choose the perfect melody for you.
Our music boxes can play a wide range of genres, from classical masterpieces to contemporary pop songs, thanks to their versatile note range.
Yes! With the chromatic scale capability, this type of music box can play many modern tunes, capturing the essence of contemporary music.
Maintenance is minimal. We recommend keeping the box clean and occasionally winding the mechanism gently to ensure optimal performance. Once wound, please allow it to unwind at least halfway so the spring is not under a lot of pressure. Once in a while, you can lubricate the gears, but this is required only once every few years.