Otamatone, that fun weird musical instrument

The Otamatone, it’s this weird looking musical instrument. It is a singing toy whose body is shaped like an eighth note (it also somewhat resembles a tadpole, “otamajakushi” being Japanese for “tadpole”), with sound emerging from a “mouth” on the notehead.

I got this for my daughter for her 10th birthday as a fun gift, but she was quickly taken by it and has been learning to play it, even listening to songs on her headphones and converting them to Otamatone.

There are a lot of youtube videos like this one ^ as well which show what you can do with this interesting little toy.

It’s fun to play with and learn new music on, and the wide variety of colours make it even more interesting.

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Roger Stringer spends most of his time solving problems for people, and otherwise occupying himself with being a dad, cooking, speaking, learning, writing, reading, and the overall pursuit of life. He lives in Penticton, British Columbia, Canada