This children's music toy handles the 5 major instruments.
Video of the "viola organista," an instrument designed by Leonardo Da Vinci five centuries back, but only now just built for the first time, via Robert Sorokanich of Gizmodo. More details at theage.com.au.
Say hello to the badgermin, the strangest instrument ever to accompany a piano. Why did someone decide to convert a badger's body into a playable theremin? Badgermin don't care.
While it's sad that Wayne and Garth are no longer actively producing their most excellent community television program, I'm sure they would totally approve of this rockin' messenger bag with a built-in functioning guitar. Party on, indeed.
Kyle Jones, a guitarist, had the clever idea of recording himself playing guitar from inside his guitar. He didn't expect to see the guitar strings turn into wacky, wavy and shapely lines. It's crazy. And it's thanks to the iPhone.
When technology and music collide, great things happen. Take, for example, FlashHarp, an Etsy creation that merges a harmonica with a USB flash drive.
I love this little Kickstarter project which has received some serious heat in the time it's been running. The creator wants to build an app he can release on the App Store (hopefully for free), which will pair a Wiimote with iPhone or iPod Touch for some serious music-making.
You can play the fiddle, the piano, and plenty of other instruments on your iPhone, so why not the trumpet too?
For the musical mollusk in your life: the Snailele, a baritone/tenor acoustic/electric ukulele/conversation piece. Just try not to get salt on the frets.
A futuristic tiki torch? Aluminum crutches? Or maybe a space-age bow and arrow? It's much more creative than just that.
Smule, the maker of the popular Magic Piano iPad app, has just shared its new Magic Fiddle app with us. It's cleverly designed, produces lovely sounds, and will only briefly frustrate the hell out of those with non-existant musical talent.
Several industrial art groups are collaborating on a project called Syzygryd. It's basically a 2.5 ton musical instrument with a 20-foot fire tornado in the center. Crazy? Yes. But they've got a plan and most of the funds already.
Making pleasing noises your ears will appreciate, and looking like dinosaur bones that have been strung up together by a crafter, this is a 21st century version (or should that be 20th century?) version of the traditional kokiriko instrument.
This awesome guitar-shaped Bird Electron Ezison 100 iPhone speaker is designed to be used with the many guitar apps in the App Store. How long until we start seeing legit bands use stuff like this on stage?
For all four minutes and 34 seconds of the video below, I just zoned out listening to the relaxing noise of wind passing through the Winduino II's Bluetooth board. I fell into a kind of blogger coma.
The Otomatone is the new instrument created by Novmichi Tosa, and it's maybe the most Japanese instrument ever. Also, it's awesome.
This flute is the first musical instrument in the history of humankind—one of the first examples of technology—which has surprised everyone demonstrating that music already existed 35,000 years ago. Stone Age Rock Band, here we go.
Leaf Trombone World Stage includes new, never-seen-before iPhone features, such as:
I predict the Maestro, which uses laser lights to show you what frets to press, will teach me guitar as well as a self-playing piano helped me learn the keyboard: not too well.