If you’ve had a chance to play around with it some, you’ve probably found it to be surprisingly (or maybe not so surprisingly) challenging to play. While it’s true you don’t need to be a musician to learn the Otamatone, employing some tips from musicians may prove quite helpful to you in getting your first song down.
In the following video, a cellist (and proud Otamatone owner!) shares some tips for mastering hand placement on a fretless (a characteristic the cello and the Otamatone have in common) instrument and “adding some love” to your notes using vibrato. While these pointers are based on the experience of a relative expert, they’re applicable - and quite helpful - no matter your skill level.