How to Make a Music Box With the Song "As the World Falls Down" by David Bowie

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Music boxes are instruments that produce sound from a rotating device that plucks the teeth of a tuned metal comb. Music boxes often serve the dual purpose of holding jewellery and make-up. While music boxes of the past were pre-made and rarely customisable, today you can buy a music box with the design and song of your choice. For instance, if your wedding song was David Bowie's "As the World Falls Down," then you can make a music box that plays this song and give it as an anniversary gift. The possibilities are endless.

Visit the website or store of a custom music box retailer. See the list of resources for links to some online retailers.

Choose the design of the custom music box you would like.

Purchase your custom music box. You won't be able to take it home with you that day, as it usually takes one or two weeks for custom music boxes to be made.

Mail or e-mail a copy of David Bowie's "As the World Falls Apart" to the music box manufacturer after you've paid for it.

Pick up your new custom music box from the retailer or have it delivered.

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