Strange and Awesome Instruments (Tuesdays)

I’m an avid music lover, and I love all of the different instruments used to produce an amazing song. Every Tuesday, I’m going to tell you guys about the bizarre and not well known instruments from around the world. Some may blow your mind, while others will leave you with your jaw dropped! Now let’s go on a strange, but epic journey into the fantastic world of musical instruments. Tell me what you think in the comment section below.

  • 360O! Wheelharp: The Wheelharp is a very perculiar instrument that was influenced by the equally strange music maker, the Hurdy-gurdy. (mentalfloss.com)  The instrument is very cool, because it can produce all of the sounds that a string section of an orchestra can make! (mentalfloss.com) The main command center of the Wheelharp is a keyboard. (mentalfloss.com) This keyboard controls the “61 bowed strings used to produce the sounds of the orchestra.” (mentalfloss.com)

wheelharp

  • I love the name of this one! Fluba: The Fluba is  what you get if cross a flugel horn with a tuba! (classicfm.com) This incredibly funny named instrument was created by “tubist, Jim Self, and designed by brass maker, Robb Stewart.” (classicfm.com) It is said to sound “brighter than a tuba and darker than a contra-brass trumpet.” (oddmusic.com)

fluba

  

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