This article is a summary of a YouTube video "I got this Omnichord for $10 at a thrift store! (+ a sample library for patrons)" by David Hilowitz Music

The History and Charm of the Suzuki OmniChord

TLDRThe Suzuki OmniChord is a unique electronic harp that allows easy chord playing. It is based on a series of instruments dating back to the 19th century. The instrument has a warm sound and is popular among musicians for creating chord progressions. It offers 84 chords to choose from, making it versatile for playing in any key.

Key insights

🎹The OmniChord is an electronic harp that simplifies chord playing.

🎵The instrument is based on a long history of chord machines and plucked string instruments.

🔊Playing the OmniChord is straightforward and enjoyable, with two voices, a chord mode, and a melody synth.

🎹The instrument offers a range of 84 chords and allows for chord progressions in any key.

🌟The OmniChord has gained popularity among musicians and has been featured in various media.


What makes the OmniChord unique?

The OmniChord stands out for its easy chord playing capabilities and warm sound.

How many chords can the OmniChord play?

The OmniChord offers 84 chords to choose from, allowing versatility in playing in different keys.

Is the OmniChord suitable for beginners?

Yes, the OmniChord is simple to learn and play, making it ideal for beginners.

Has the OmniChord been used by famous musicians?

Yes, the OmniChord has been used by various recording artists and has gained popularity in the music industry.

Is the OmniChord still in production?

Yes, the Suzuki OmniChord, now known as the Q Chord, is still being produced.

Timestamped Summary

00:00Introduction to the Suzuki OmniChord

01:24Playing the OmniChord and its unique sound

04:00History of chord machines and plucked string instruments

06:00Introduction of the autoharp and its limitations

08:50The birth of the OmniChord and its advantages over the autoharp

09:13Continued popularity and recent price surge of the OmniChord

09:26Access to OmniChord samples and invitation to support the channel