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82 DIY Musical Instruments

From Ice Guns to Veggie Instruments, Music is Everywhere

— January 30, 2013 — Unique
You don’t need to look far to realize that music is everywhere.

The creative and musically inclined people out there are making music without those outdated and so passe musical instruments like pianos and guitars. Why would you play a saxophone when you could play a trumpet made out of glacial ice. Why play a violin when you could play a tree instead? There are those who would like to play the drums, but I think I’d rather play my T-shirt instead. For the bodily inclined, you can use fat rolls or even condoms as musical instruments.

If using a lie detector, vegetables, lasers or a soccer ball to produce some phat beats doesn't get your toes tapping, nothing will. With all of these music-making machines out there, music is everywhere.
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Popularity
Activity
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Stitched Sound Systems
Stitched Sound Systems
The Sewing Machine Orchestra Gives New Life to Old Machines
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80
Broken Plate Symphonies
Broken Plate Symphonies
Ode to Joy Performed with Clever Editing and Shattered Kitchen Ware
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79
Musical House Gutters
Musical House Gutters
The Court of Elements Enhances the Sounds of Rain Drops
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78
Homemade Instrument Challenges
Homemade Instrument Challenges
MTV Canada & Sony Launch 'Made of Imagination' Project
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77
Music-Making Money Dispensers
Music-Making Money Dispensers
The Allora & Calzadilla Pipe Organ ATM is Practical Artwork
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76
Technical Musical Conductors
Technical Musical Conductors
The Floating Orchestra is Controlled by the iPhone
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75
Motion-Sensitive Instruments
Motion-Sensitive Instruments
The panGenerator Dodecaudion Makes Music According to Your Movements
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74
Alcohol-Made Musicals
Alcohol-Made Musicals
The Sound of Wine Celebrates a Delicious Drink
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73
DIY Electro-Laster Instruments
DIY Electro-Laster Instruments
The Mini IR Theremin Makes Music by a Simple Wave of the Hand
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72
Lie Detector Melodies
Lie Detector Melodies
The 'I'll be Gone' Music Video by Rimantas Lukavicius
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71
Melodic Interpretation Glasses
Melodic Interpretation Glasses
EyeMusic Translates Visual Stimuli Into Sounds for the Blind
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70
Frozen Music-Players
Frozen Music-Players
Terje Isungset Carves and Plays Instruments Made from Glacial Ice
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69
Musical Beer Bottle Hoedowns
Musical Beer Bottle Hoedowns
'Objective Musicality' is a Stop-Motion Capture of Household Items
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68
Vegetable-Based Musical Instruments
Vegetable-Based Musical Instruments
The BeetBox Plays a Drum Beat Through Real Beets
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67
Beat-Making Tees
Beat-Making Tees
Get Your Rhythm on with the Electronic Drum Machine Shirt
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66
Retro Arcade Music Machines
Retro Arcade Music Machines
The Pianocade Synthesizer Makes 80s 8-Bit Tunes
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65
Clean Clothing Melodies
Clean Clothing Melodies
Music From a Dry Cleaner is Sure to Put a Spring in Your Step
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64
DIY Electrical Music Devices
DIY Electrical Music Devices
Build Your Own Musical Tesla Coil with This New At-Home Project
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63
Musical Beer-Popping Videos
Musical Beer-Popping Videos
Bottle Cap Blues by Chris Summers Shows How MacGyver Would Open a Beer
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62
Musical Seasoning
Musical Seasoning
The Note Salt & Pepper Shakers Rely on the Little Details
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61
Portable Walnut Instruments
Portable Walnut Instruments
The Offerman Wood Shop Kazoo is Made of Natural Materials
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60
One-Man Musicals
One-Man Musicals
YouTube Star Nick Pitera Performs an Amazing Disney Medley
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59
Solar-Powered Concerts
Solar-Powered Concerts
Sun Boxes by Craig Colorusso is a Sound Installation Powered by the Sun
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58
Delightful 8-Bit Symphonies
Delightful 8-Bit Symphonies
Make Customizable Music with 'Monotunes'
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57
Soccer Ball Drumming Ads
Soccer Ball Drumming Ads
David Beckham Plays Beethoven in the Samsung Galaxy Ad
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56
Fiery Brass Instruments
Fiery Brass Instruments
The Flamethrower Trombone is for the Musical Pyro
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55
Portable Fingertip Instruments
Portable Fingertip Instruments
Practice Playing the Piano Anywhere with the Yubi de Piano
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54
Musical Beer Pranks
Musical Beer Pranks
The Red Stripe Prank is a Cleverly Executed Publicity Stunt
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53
Jiggling Musical Jingles
Jiggling Musical Jingles
The Newest Music Video by the Chap is Beautiful in Its Own Way
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52
Coffee Rattles
Coffee Rattles
The Maracas Coffee Shaker by Roberto Giacomucci
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51
Making Music With Typewriters
Making Music With Typewriters
TypoSonic
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50
Appealing Fruit Instruments
Appealing Fruit Instruments
The Bananaphone Synthesizer is Ripe with Musical Capability
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49
Honking National Anthems
Honking National Anthems
MINI London Olympics 2012 Promo Plays God Save the Queen With Car Horns
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48
Hand Fart Musicals
Hand Fart Musicals
Imperial March Manual is Wind-Breaking Funny
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47
Sound-Producing Cups
Sound-Producing Cups
The Musical Glasses from 'Luna & Curious' Turns Wine into Instruments
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46
Weapon-Converted Instruments
Weapon-Converted Instruments
Imagine by Pedro Reyes Sends a Musical Message About Warfare
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45
DIY Musical Devices
DIY Musical Devices
The PVC Pipe Instrument is a Harmonious Creation
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44
Personal Lazer Music
Personal Lazer Music
Beamz Music Performance System
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43
Musical Ketchup
Musical Ketchup
'Stop Motion DJ' by Heinz Remixes Condiment Bottle Beats
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42
Playable Toy Block Instruments
Playable Toy Block Instruments
The Ross Crawford LEGO Ukelele is a Fully Functional Music Maker
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41
Musical Shower Heads
Musical Shower Heads
The Kohler Moxie Shower Head Plays Your Favorite Tunes While You Wash Up
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40
Drum Set Seating
Drum Set Seating
The Street Beat Seat Lets You Play Musical Chairs in a Literal Sense
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39
Trees as Instruments
Trees as Instruments
Diego Stocco Makes Music From Branches, Trunks & Twigs
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Musical Sinks
Musical Sinks
The X-Light Surround
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37
Playable Glassware
Playable Glassware
Musical Wine Glasses from Luna & Curious Let You Jam With Vino in Hand
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36
Motion Sensor Music
Motion Sensor Music
Physical Sequencer Lets You Control the Jam
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35
Musical Bike Gear
Musical Bike Gear
The 'Portable Speaker Design for Cycles' is Convenient
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Repurposed Noise Makers
Repurposed Noise Makers
Trash Amps Turns Discarded Items into Speakers for Your MP3 Players
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33
Musical Emergency Lights
Musical Emergency Lights
The Angler Flashlight Also Doubles as a Radio
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32
Typewriter Pianos
Typewriter Pianos
Fabien Cappello Turns Retro Typewriters Into Music-Makers
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Musical Garbage Cans
Musical Garbage Cans
Xylophone Bin by Dominic Wilcox
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30
Playable Piggy Banks
Playable Piggy Banks
The Maraca Money Bank Lets You Save the Music and Your Money
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29
Musical Water Dispensers
Musical Water Dispensers
The Moxie Showerhead Keeps the Tunes Blasting Through the Water Ways
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Autos as Instruments
Autos as Instruments
Julian Smith 'Techno Jeep' is the Best Video You'll Watch Today
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Vegetable Orchestra
Vegetable Orchestra
Music From Vegetable Instruments or Modern Art?
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Musical Rulers
Musical Rulers
Dan Wieden Lets You Rock Out While Measuring Stuff
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25
Sneaker DJs
Sneaker DJs
Japanese DJ Duo Higafa Uses Iconic Brand Shoes as Musical Instruments
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Brass Musical Urinals
Brass Musical Urinals
Obsolete Instrument
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Interactive Urinals- Have More Fun While You Pee
Interactive Urinals- Have More Fun While You Pee
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Everyday Object Musical Creations
Everyday Object Musical Creations
Harm Goslink Cooper's Homemade Instruments are Works of Art
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Musical Game Controllers
Musical Game Controllers
The Nintendo Controller Synth Would Make Daft Punk Proud
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Musical Tree Installations
Musical Tree Installations
Drums Between the Bells by Tiffany Singh is Interactive and Melodic
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Musical Treestumps
Musical Treestumps
Audio Turntables Carved from Real Trees For Natural Sound
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Musical Rollerskating
Musical Rollerskating
Michel Lauziere Plays Classics on Glass Bottles With Rollerblades
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Ouija Board Instruments
Ouija Board Instruments
Haunted Musical Furniture
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Interactive Musical Clothing
Interactive Musical Clothing
The Electronic Drum Kit Shirt
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Weaponized Classical Instruments
Weaponized Classical Instruments
Maskull Lasserre's Six Shot Six String Combines With a Shotgun
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Musical Junk
Musical Junk
Ugly Noisemakers
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13
Matchstick-Only Instruments
Matchstick-Only Instruments
The Jack Hall Guitars are Made of Flammable Wooden Stems
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12
DIY Rockstar Instruments
DIY Rockstar Instruments
'Unfinished Electric Guitar Kits' Lets You Build Your Own Guitar
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Musical Furniture
Musical Furniture
Fumiaki Goto's Dining Table
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Musical Condoms
Musical Condoms
When Transducers Become Part of Sex
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9
DIY Papercraft Instruments
DIY Papercraft Instruments
The PePaKuRa Papercraft Instruments Stun With Realism
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8
Drum-Inspired Seating
Drum-Inspired Seating
The Rope Stool by Minki Kim Was Modeled After Traditional Korean Instrument
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Musical Weapons
Musical Weapons
From Trombone Revolvers to Grenade Maracas
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Vegetable Orchestra Instruments
Vegetable Orchestra Instruments
Nan Weidong and Nan Weiping Present Food for the Ears
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Origami-Inspired Instruments
Origami-Inspired Instruments
Brian Chan's Folding Ukulele Kit is a Musical DIY Project
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4
Musical Xylophone Mugs
Musical Xylophone Mugs
Pitcher by Mac Funamizu Produces a Pitch to Denote its Capacity
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3
Newspaper Instruments
Newspaper Instruments
Kyle Bean for Hermes UK 2010 Window Displays
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2
Musical Bicycle Accessories
Musical Bicycle Accessories
Sound From Wind
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Musical Weapons
Musical Weapons
Wickedly Cool Instruments
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