Press anywhere on the black area to play notes. The lower the area the higher the note.
Extremely cute and made of soft silicon. Press the cheeks to move the mouth.
No functionality but pretty cool. Can spin like a record (without the sound).
Play notes by simply pressing the stem switch.
- Unlike a touch screen you need to squeeze the stem with two fingers.
Let your fingers slide for gradual note progression.
Move the mouth to change the sound.
Shake the stem while playing a note to add vibrato.
How to perform with ease
Unlike a guitar or a piano the Otamatone does not come with
distinct markers for note positions.
But if you prefer to have some that’s no problem at all.
Stick some tape
Stick some tape to the stem so you can easily see it.
Use the practice sheet (Otamatone only) or a tuner to locate note positions and mark them on the tape with a permanent marker.
- *The practice sheet can help you to get a feeling for intervals on the stem switch. Use a tuner to find the exact position of notes.
Practice repeatedly to get a natural feeling for the position of notes.