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"Look, we're gonna clear our debts. Go back to Glee Anselm. And I'm finally gonna learn how to play that valachord."
"Babe, you're never going to learn how to play that valachord."
"She's right. You are tone-deaf."
―Tobias Beckett, Val, and Rio Durant[src]

A valachord was a musical instrument, played by tapping on keys. The tone of the keys could be described as "a melodious tone tinged with a faint mechanical susurrus behind it."[1]

Tobias Beckett told Han Solo that he was going to return to his homeworld, Glee Anselm, to learn playing the valachord as he told Val on Vandor, but he died at the hands of Solo before that could come to be.[2] The family of Temmin Wexley owned a valachord. Temmin played old miner songs such as "The Shanty of Cart and Cobble" on it with his father, Brentin, prior to his mother Norra's departure from Akiva to fight in the Alliance to Restore the Republic. Later, Temmin repurposed the valachord so that playing a particular five notes would open a secret passageway from his shop's basement to passages underneath the city of Myrra.[1]

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Concept art for Solo: A Star Wars Story depicted a Gran playing a valachord in Fort Ypso.[3]

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