But you can get started experimenting with piling different sounds on top of each other very quickly, and before you know you'll realize you've been at it for an hour.
In the end I haven't come up with anything I thought was that interesting, but clearly it's possible.
It's a lovely-looking instrument, and the sound is pleasant and clean, but a little boring.
It's fun, at least for a while, to control the sound by waving your hands around in the air.
But after the novelty wore off I lost interest.
You can make warbly swoopy sound effects, but I wasn't able to find much variety there.
You could try to learn to control the pitch and articulation accurately enough to play melodies, and I could see that being a fun challenge, but it would also take a while to really master, and it didn't seem worth it to me for a monophonic instrument without a lot of character to the sound.
But others may find it more inspiring!
Fun, and not hard to get started with (though a look at the manual will probably help!).
(Also, note: if you also check out the Bliptronic 5000, and have a couple cables with male miniplug cables on both ends, you can try to sync the two. I could only get it to work well with the monotron set at an extremely low tempo and the Bliptronic at one of its highest. But the results could be kinda fun.)
Turn the volume all the way up and march around your house playing "Scotland the Brave". It'll make your day.