Instrument designed by Da Vinci five centuries ago built and played for first time ever

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Five centuries ago a man by the name of Leonardo Da Vinci sat down and sketched a design for something he clearly thought would improve what we now know as classical music. He never built the thing, though.  Whatever the reason for not building it, more than 500 years after Da Vinci first sketched up the instrument, it has finally been constructed. (Video)

 

 

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Terrafon: An Instrument That Plays the Sounds of the Earth

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Terrafon

Musicians have been making music out of weird and wonderful instruments forever and we have seen many of them: vegetable orchestras, bicycle parts, ice and recycled drains and bed springs. And now another addition to this esoteric form of music: the Terrafon. (Pics and vdeo)

 

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Yamaha’s Electric Trumpet

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Electronic Trumpet Powered By Humming

The EZ-TP Electronic Teaching Trumpet from Yamaha is now available in Japan. Sorry rest of the world. You’re going to have to wait to get your lips on this one. It’s a digital way to learn the trumpet and share and save your MIDI-produced songs to your computer. The EZ-TP trumpet is designed to react to humming, not your mouth positions.

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Modular Sound Flute For Kids Lets Any Sound Be Played As An Instrument

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A Modular Sound Toy

This brightly colored modular recorder is made up of detachable cylinders that can each be separately loaded with a unique digital sound (either by using a PC to drag-and-drop it or by using it to manually record input) which can then be played with a push of a button.

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Introducing the Voxmobile Drivable Guitar

Introducing the Voxmobile Drivable Guitar

With kids getting lazier and lazier, marching band directors have resorted to drivable musical instruments

Fitting your car with a high-tech music system for some superb acoustic pleasures seems to be within the reach of every guy in your neighborhood. It’s only when you have your whole vehicle modified in to a mobile music system, you can get eyebrows raised in total admiration! That’s exactly what musical equipment manufacturer Vox did.

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