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The Cat Organ: The Most Bizarre Musical Instrument You’ve Ever Seen

The cat organ, also known by its German name Katzenklavier, was a piano-like instrument that replaced the hammering of the traditional percussion piano with a line of cats fixed in place, their tails attached under a keyboard. Every time a key was pressed, a corresponding cat’s tail was yanked, making the unprepared feline shriek out in pain. The cats would ...

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Musician Turns Trombone Into Functioning Flamethrower

This is what happens when you have spare musical instruments sitting around your house and a little too much time on your jazz hands. Jonathan Crawford, also known as YouTube user jnthncd took one of his spare trombones and turned it into a fully-functional flamethrower. Powered by a barbecue ignition system, propane, a temperature gauge to let the blower know ...

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Gambridge Z-1 Guitar Controller Teaches Real Guitar Technique

Real guitarists love to bitch about how the Guitar Hero-esque game controllers hinder the complexity of real-life guitar playing. And to be honest, they’ve gotta point. As a guitar player for the past ten years or so, it pains me to see 12-year-olds pick up a game controller and think they could even have a shot at picking up the ...

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iPiano: If Apple Was in the Music Instrument Business…

If Apple happened to design musical instruments along with their gadgets, their piano creation might look something like this. The completely fictional iPiano features built-in musical score reading software which allows you to read compositions right from a built-in touch screen. Slide your finger to move on to the next page of music. The iPiano would also feature video capabilities, ...

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