September 22, 2015

Francisco Tárrega's "Gran Vals" and The Nokia Ringtone

Discover the origins of the legendary Nokia ringtone extracted from "Gran Vals" Francisco Tárrega music. The Nokia Tune is a musical phrase that comes from a guitar composition entitled "Gran Vals" classical guitarist and Spanish composer Francisco Tárrega, which he wrote in 1902.

The famous bell appears for the first time on the Nokia 2110 model 1994 under the ring name "Type 7". The melody is heard worldwide approximately 1.8 billion times a day, or about 20,000 times per second.


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