Day 64 – Played an Otamatone

I wasn’t sure what an Otamatone was, but when one of my husband’s colleagues suggested it as a new thing, with the offer to borrow hers, my curiosity was piqued. It turns out to be a Japanese synthesiser, shaped like a musical note, with a cute, if vacant, little face. It was very intriguing…

What a cute little guy

I have never been musically gifted: I learned the saxophone and had piano lessons when I was younger, but let’s just say, I wasn’t a star pupil. I was very intrigued about how to play this cute Otamatone though: my first assumption was to play it like a saxophone or clarinet, but that was wrong. Thankfully, James had been instructed in how to operate it, and well, it’s easier to show you.

Jamming with the Otamatone

What a strange and interesting thing! As you can tell, despite my apparent lack of musical talent I was a true natural with the Otamatone. I did actually manage the beginning of Smoke on the Water later on, but couldn’t repeat the feat for a video.

I’d never heard or seen one before so it was really a treat to try something totally brand new to me. I’m really grateful to have been able to try the Otamatone out.

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