Amazing and Strange Instruments

Head over to Popular Science to see a great article about the 9 strangest instruments!

http://www.popsci.com/science/article/2012-11/archive-gallery-strange-musical-instruments-pages-popular-science

This would be fun for your students to see. They would have lots of fun talking about how the instruments worked and what inspired their inventor. This would be a great starting point for an instrument project. The students could design their own strange instrument and describe what it was made of, how it made a sound, what does it sound like, and what inspired them to create it. Bonus points go to the students who create their own model to bring into the class!

I remember I had a students create a guitar/recorder – a Guitorder, and bring a model to class. It was hysterical! He was so excited. Have you done a project like this in your class? How did it go?

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