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Jason
04-10-2018, 09:17 PM
I had recently thrown a song in the mix of The Great AW Song Chain (https://absolutewrite.com/forums/showthread.php?194631-The-Great-AW-Song-Chain/page591) that was the love theme from Footloose.

Naturally, my mind went back to the movie (not the re-make, the original! LOL), and remembered there was a music box the girl gave the guy. It got my mind wondering - how on earth did they make that music box to play the same notes as the song, and if you could make your own music box. I should clarify that I am likely never going to do this, but was just curious about it...so off to Google I went and came across this video on YouTube. Not only was it informative and educational, but it was interesting and cool too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HjBhO9iqEc0

I'm never going to get any work done now! LOL :)

Snitchcat
04-11-2018, 10:24 AM
You know, that is not a link I want to click on while at work and taking a quick break. I'll never get any work done! Lol!

Bookmarked for later, though. Thanks!

WeaselFire
04-15-2018, 04:52 AM
A music box is simply a mechanical disk or drum with bumps or holes that trigger specific lengths of metal wire to produce a note at a given time. Put the bumps or holes in the right place and it works.

Jeff