Blogs: Learn Songs for the Otamatone!

Blogs: Learn Songs for the Otamatone!

Jun 19, 2020Hamee US

Having a bit of trouble figuring out where to start in learning to play your Otamatone? This guide will teach you how to find and mark the placement of each note so you can begin following along with simple sheet music and play your first song!

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Blogs: Meet Otamatone and Otamatone Melody!

Blogs: Meet Otamatone and Otamatone Melody!

May 01, 2020Hamee US

Renowned unbox-er and Otamatone fan Loot’d shows us two different Otamatones to help you find out which one might be the right one for you!

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Blogs: Otamatone Tips & Tricks

Blogs: Otamatone Tips & Tricks

May 01, 2020Hamee US

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.

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Blogs: Inside Maywa Denki's Workshop

Blogs: Inside Maywa Denki's Workshop

Mar 22, 2020Hamee US

Check out this segment from BBC's Adam and Joe Go Tokyo where we get to follow Otamatone Co-Creator Nobumichi Tosa into Maywa Denki's workshop to explore the philosophy and inspiration behind their "Nonsense Machines" plus see demonstrations of some of their crazy inventions!

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Blogs: Otamatone Highlights

Blogs: Otamatone Highlights

Mar 22, 2020Hamee US

Otamatone videos we love. Featuring mklachu and TheRealSullyG, The Dooo, and NELSONTYC.

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Blogs: Otamatone History

Blogs: Otamatone History

Feb 07, 2020Hamee US

First imagined by brothers Masamichi and Nobumichi Tosa of the Maywa Denki design firm, the Otamatone was first developed in 1988 by Japan’s CUBE toy company. Made to resemble a “Tadpole” (or “otamajakushi”) music note, the Otamatone is played with two hands, and makes a quirky, electronic “hum” that can be converted to an “ahh” or “wah” by squeezing the base of the note (which was of course given a face for added cuteness).

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Blogs: Otamatone Neo

Blogs: Otamatone Neo

Feb 07, 2020Hamee US

The Otamatone is 10 years old! First released to the public in 2009, the Otamatone celebrated its 10th Anniversary on December 1st 2019 with the announcement of big plans – the release of a new and improved anniversary edition called Otamatone Neo!

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