What is it? A wind instrument developed by Indigenous Australians of northern Australia around 1,500 years ago and still in widespread use today both in Australia and around the world.
2. Array Mbira
What is it? A hand-crafted modern musical instrument with a unique harp or bell-like sound.
3. Glass Harmonica
What is it? AKA the glass armonica, bowl organ, hydrocrystalophone, or simply the armonica. It is a type of musical instrument that uses a series of glass bowls or goblets graduated in size to produce musical tones by means of friction.
4. The Launchpad
(This one you may have heard of recently, it is becoming more and more popular)
What is it? This device is an audio controller that you can use with your computer. It consists of an 8-by-8 panel of buttons. Each button is used to launch an audio event – a sound sample, a rhythm, melody loop, etc. Start a rhythm from the library of provided samples, then layer additional sounds on top, edit to taste and bingo, you’ve created a song.
What is it? A Ukrainian plucked string folk instrument. It typically has 12 to 68 strings.
6. The Double Violin
What is it? It is exactly what it sounds like, two violins sharing the same fingerboard.
7. The Harpejji
What is it? An electric stringed musical instrument developed in 2007 by Tim Meeks. The instrument aims to bridge the gap in sound and technique between the guitar and the piano.
What is it? A plucked stringed instrument used mainly in Hindustani music and Indian classical music.
9. 6 Necked Guitar
What is it? A guitar that has multiple fingerboard necks. They exist in both electric and acoustic versions.
What is it? A stringed instrument that produces sound by a crank-turned, rosined wheel rubbing against the strings. The wheel functions much like a violin bow, and single notes played on the instrument sound similar to those of a violin.
Do you play any of these instruments??