11 Unusual Musical Instruments With Weird Names

If you like funny names, come with us and let’s read together about unusual musical instruemnts with weird names.  Insider Monkey has recently published an interesting article about this funny topic. If you are looking for unusual instruments to learn, which is a great way to stand out from the crowd, then you should try the bagpipe, the hang drum or even Bassoon. Bassoon – this is a sweet name and instrument for me, as I played on this instrument for almost seven years when I was younger. I keep saying that I can’t die without playing the bassoon again!

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There are lots of uncommon musical instruments such as the Balalaika a stringed instrument from medieval Russia that basically looks like an oddly shaped guitar. We also have The ektara a single bowstring folk instrument used primarily by wandering bards in India and Bangladesh.

Now without a further ado let’s see what Insider Monkey has investigated for us. We have picked three unusual musical instruemnts with weird names. Also you can find great videos in the article.

The first unusual and weird instrument in our list is the Sharpsichord. It was created by Sound sculptor Henry Dagg, and is a solar powered musical instrument made up of a perforated barrel and strings. The artist can plug any number of the 11,520 holes on the cylinder with pins that in turn plucks the strings to produce melodies. It is sometimes referred to by its literal name which is pin-barrel harp. The second instrument is Gameleste. If you are familiar with Björk’s music, then you already know that Björk is no stranger to weird musical instruments. This musical instrument was actually conceived by Björk and she commissioned Björgvin Tómasson to build the Gameleste for her. She used this instrument in her album Biophilia. This instrument is a hybrid combination of a gamelan and a celesta, and though the idea may sound a bit weird, the melody it produces is truly amazing. The last instrument on our list is  Hornucopian Drone Pipe. Often, the difference between weird and creepy is hard to separate. The Hornucopian Drone Pipe sits comfortably somewhere between totally weird and totally creepy in our opinion. It is an entirely 3D-printed instrument designed by, Eric Goldemberg and Veronica Zalcberg with musician Scott F. Hall. It is very dystopian looking as was intended by its creators. It’s also a part of an art display consisting of similar 3D-printed instruments. However, the Hornucopian Drone Pipe is fully functional.

For any further useful information, read Insider Monkey’s article about 11 unusual musical instruemnts with weird names


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