no, you do not have to be a nerd at all to „play“ this, you don’t even have to learn scales or something, you just play what 8bit likes you to play..
Standuino is very DIY style btw. – have a look 8bitters, pixel creatures and LoFi world inhabitants. 100€ or DIY Kit for 50€.
PWM is the key here.
here: filtered by Monotron