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Tag: Musical Instrument

Super Mario Bros. Theme on a Classic Chinese Instrument: Shengtune

Super Mario Bros. Theme on a Classic Chinese Instrument: Shengtune
The Super Mario Bros. theme is nearly 30 years old. It’s quite old, but not as ancient as the sheng, a Chinese instrument that’s mentioned in texts from 11th to 12th century B.C., which means it could be about 3,000 years old.

Custom Super Mario Drum Kit: What, No Donkey Konga?

Custom Super Mario Drum Kit: What, No Donkey Konga?
This Super Mario themed drum kit was built by Josh Fry and it looks amazing. I can see Mario, Luigi, the Princess and even Toad all rocking out together.

Amazing Custom Guitars: String Art

Amazing Custom Guitars: String Art
If you are looking for some of the coolest guitars ever, look no further than Jamie Ghio Sanches and Mike Braunewell. Togther, the Gibraltar-based artists make some of the sweetest guitars you will ever see. This duo has backgrounds in music and car modding, so it is a great match.

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination

Ototo Musical Invention Kit Scales with Your Imagination
It may not look like much, but Dentaku’s tiny board lets you follow in the footsteps of Leo Fender, Antonio Stradivari, Ikutaro Kakehashi and other musical instrument makers. It’s called the Ototo, and it’s a small synthesizer that can be activated by any conductive material and tweaked by a variety of inputs.

TARDIS Ukulele: More Musical on the Inside

TARDIS Ukulele: More Musical on the Inside
We’ve seen the Time Lords many times throughout countless Doctor Who episodes. However we know very little about their culture. What do they like to do for fun? What kind of music do they like? Do Time Lords play the ukulele?

FLAMEnco: The Flame Throwing Guitar

FLAMEnco: The Flame Throwing Guitar
Every guitarist wants a guitar that will set the stage on fire. This is that guitar – literally. Don Juan De Pyro turned his guitar into a flamethrower that initially could shoot multicolored flames up to six feet for about 40 seconds.

C.24 Wireless iPad Piano Keyboard: Play Me off Keyboard Cat!

C.24 Wireless iPad Piano Keyboard: Play Me off Keyboard Cat!
There are plenty of apps which let you use your iPad like a piano, but to be honest, playing on a toucscreen is just not the same as using a tactile keyboard. And while Ion has been making a wired iPad piano keyboard for a while,  it’s not exactly the type of thing you’ll throw in your backpack.

Email Typing Guitar: Rock and Roll All Night, and QWERTY Every Day

Email Typing Guitar: Rock and Roll All Night, and QWERTY Every Day
When you work in an office, sending emails all day long can be tedious and boring. Sometimes, you just want to rock out and play your guitar. Well, now you can do both thanks to David Neevel’s email guitar.

Tenor Rupee Ocarina: Play it, Don’t Spend It

Tenor Rupee Ocarina: Play it, Don’t Spend It
If you want a good Ocarina, it can cost you a lot of rupees, but this particular Ocarina happens to resemble a rupee. Pretty sweet. And no pots were smashed to unearth it.

iKazoo Music Controller Hits Indiegogo for Pre-Order

iKazoo Music Controller Hits Indiegogo for Pre-Order
A little while back, we featured an unusual little interactive gadget called the iKazoo. This wireless device can be paired with iOS or Android gadgets, and can be used as a touch, voice or breath controller.

MechBass Grooves on Some Muse

MechBass Grooves on Some Muse
Despite the increasing number of robotic musical acts, I’m still always tickled by the idea of a band that does away with the human element, and puts robots in their rightful place – to entertain their masters.

Diego Stocco and His Enchanting Orchestra of Modified Instruments

Diego Stocco and His Enchanting Orchestra of Modified Instruments
Music is a great medium for self-expression. But if you can’t be bothered to play traditional instruments, what then?

Custom Draco Electric Guitar Will Turn You into Ozzy Dragonborn

Custom Draco Electric Guitar Will Turn You into Ozzy Dragonborn
Here’s a guitar fit for some heavy metal rocking all night long in Skyrim. This chrome metallic dragon ‘Draco’ guitar comes from Emerald Guitars and it is awesome looking. It’s also fully functional.

Tabber LED Light Sleeve Helps You Learn to Play with a Real Guitar

Tabber LED Light Sleeve Helps You Learn to Play with a Real Guitar
With the music games out there these days, there are already some high tech ways to learn the guitar. However, most of these don’t let you play with an actual guitar, strings and frets, so it’s not exactly a realistic training experience.

Arduino Controlled Drummerbot Lays Down the Beat

Arduino Controlled Drummerbot Lays Down the Beat
This little arduino controlled Drummerbot was created by Steffest, and is called the My Little Arduino Drummerbot. Just like the name implies, this little robot can play the drums either by itself or along with you.

Futulele: Not the Cheapest Way to Play Ukulele, But It Is the Geekiest

Futulele: Not the Cheapest Way to Play Ukulele, But It Is the Geekiest
You can pick up an actual ukulele for under 50 bucks, but if you don’t like the idea of plucking real strings and would rather remain in your virtual world, you might want to check out the Futulele – which lets you play ukulele for the low, low price of both an iPad and an iPhone or iPod Touch, plus the app, plus a Futulele case.