Do you know what a cymbalom is? Do you know what a stalacpipe organ sounds like?
Well, then, you're in luck, because today is going to be a great chance to learn about some unusual musical instruments!
First, let me tell you about the Earth Harp...
Even though I live in Southern California, going to Hollywood to glimpse movie stars and going to TV show tapings are SO not "my thing." But a friend really wanted me to go to a taping, earlier this year, so I found myself in a theater watching “America's Got Talent."
And I feel really lucky to have been there, because a fellow name William Close blew us all away by turning the entire theater into a musical instrument. As you listen to this YouTube video of his performance, let me assure you that the sounds inside that theater were far more powerful and haunting that what you are hearing from your computer speakers!
It was really, really cool—wish you had been there—the entire audience leapt to our collective feet when it was done in a huge standing ovation!
Next, check out these 10 “Most Unusual” musical instruments...
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Welsh version of the bagpipe.
Last but not least, check out some more common instruments that you may or may not be familiar with:
The “official” website of Uncommon Instruments Awareness Day isn't all that official, but it shows that the creator of this day cares a lot about musical instruments! And it offers links to many more uncommon musical instruments!!
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