My New Victor Victrola Gramophone

Last week, one of my adult students gave my husband and I an old Victor Victrola gramophone. Isn’t it lovely?!

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I knew very little about gramophones prior to this. Internet research revealed that our Victrola was manufactured in 1929. It isn’t a particularly valuable one, but it is a great historical piece and it has a great sound!

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I was able to find a scan of the manual for a similar model so that I could learn about how to properly operate our Victrola and maintain it. Learning about the history of the gramophone was fun, too!

Here is a video I made demonstrating my Victrola:

All of this research inspired me to create a lesson plan to teach my students about the history of audio formats. Stay tuned to hear more about it!

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Joy Morin is a piano teacher in Perrysburg, Ohio (United States) who enjoys keeping her teaching fresh with new ideas and resources. ColorInMyPiano.com serves as a journal of her adventures in piano teaching as well as a place to exchange ideas and resources.

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3 Comments

  1. Anita Powell
    Posted 13 April 2015 at 8:56 pm | Permalink

    Awesome! Such sweet sound. Music to my analog ears. Congratulations on your new treasure, Joy!

    • Posted 14 April 2015 at 9:49 pm | Permalink

      Thanks very much, Anita! As I’ve learned, there is nothing quite like experiencing a wonderful old 78 playing on a Victrola. Amazing.

  2. Posted 21 November 2015 at 12:26 pm | Permalink

    What a treasure!!

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