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45 Wearable Musical Instruments

From Wearable Musical Prosthetics to Music-Playing Jewelry

— March 24, 2014 — Tech
While wearable tech is sure having its moment in the spotlight right now, wearable musical instruments are also taking their place on the stage. These wearable music-makers range from wrist attachments that pick up on the movements of fingers to full-on body suits that compose sounds as dictated by the wearer’s range of motions.

Although pieces like Di Mainstone’s 'Human Harp' might seem a little bit avant grade, commercial artists like Imogen Heap are experimenting with pairs of gloves that will translate hand movements into sound.

If you’ve never been any good when it comes to learning an instrument, but more inclined to dance, perhaps with the help of wearable musical instruments, a musician can be made out of you after all.
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Fashionable Music Downloads
Fashionable Music Downloads
BadDETT Promotes Up-And-Coming Artists with Downloadable T-Shirts
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Music-Making Gloves
Music-Making Gloves
Musician Imogen Heap is Working on Electric Sound-Producing Gloves
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Music-Playing T-Shirts
Music-Playing T-Shirts
Combine Apparel and Entertainment in One With the HoodieBuddie HBtee
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41
Music-Making Attire
Music-Making Attire
The MP3 Jogging Suit Ensures Athletes Always Have Music on a Run
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40
Suspension Bridge Musical Instruments
Suspension Bridge Musical Instruments
The Human Harp by Di Mainstone Merges Art and Architecture
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Wearable Musical Prosthetics
Wearable Musical Prosthetics
'Instrumented Bodies' Performs with Responsive Musical Skeletons
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Interactive Cranial Instruments
Interactive Cranial Instruments
Touch-Sensitive MIDI Music Hats Are a Bizarre Way to Play Songs
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37
Internet-Connected Musical Onesies
Internet-Connected Musical Onesies
This Electronic Onesie is a Walking Music Library
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Beat-Making Tees
Beat-Making Tees
Get Your Rhythm on with the Electronic Drum Machine Shirt
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Bass-Bumping Totes
Bass-Bumping Totes
The Xsories Beach Speaker Bag Boasts a Musical Surprise
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Wireless Beat-Blasting Beanies
Wireless Beat-Blasting Beanies
Turn Up Your SoundCloud Music and Rock Out with This Wireless Toque
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33
Musical Time Trackers
Musical Time Trackers
The Breguet Reveil Musical Wristwatch Plays Music On Demand
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Clothing-Inspired Musical Instruments
Clothing-Inspired Musical Instruments
DrumPants is a Wearable Instrument You Can Play Anywhere
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Music-Making Accessories
Music-Making Accessories
This Necklace has a Functional Miniature Harmonica Pendant
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DIY Singing Underpants
DIY Singing Underpants
Gregg Horton Develops a Pair of Musical Underwear
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Technologically Equipped Onesies
Technologically Equipped Onesies
The Smart PJ's are an Interactive Bedtime Option for Toddlers
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Multicolored Music Makers
Multicolored Music Makers
The Dark Cloud Silver Turntable Pendants is Spin Style at Its Best
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Music-Making Tees
Music-Making Tees
The Electronic Music Synth Shirt is Musically Convenient and Cheap
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Musical Suits
Musical Suits
The Pacer
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Musical Caps
Musical Caps
the iHat Keeps Your Ears Warm and Enticed With Built-In Speakers
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Music Hats
Music Hats
iLogic Sound Hat
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Soundboard Fashion
Soundboard Fashion
Phenomenon and ROC STAR Make Sound Mixer Fader Rings
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22
Singing Handbags
Singing Handbags
Lulu Guinness Creates Automated Chirping Purse With a Bird Inside
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Musical Necklaces
Musical Necklaces
Stephanie Simek Makes Neck & Ears Happy With Her Sound Locket
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Hybrid Headphone Helmets
Hybrid Headphone Helmets
POC's New Receptor Bug Taps Beats by Dre for In-Helmet Audio
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Music-Playing Fashion
Music-Playing Fashion
Electronic Bongo Drum T-shirt Plays Four Different Sounds
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Beatboxing Dance Shoes
Beatboxing Dance Shoes
The Adidas Mega Shuffle Promotes the Original Mega Shoe Line
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Musical Hoodies
Musical Hoodies
The Hoodiebuddie has Built-In Headphones for Your Listening Pleasure
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DIY Musical Fashion
DIY Musical Fashion
Wearable Toy Piano Shirt Actually Works!
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Interactive Musical Clothing
Interactive Musical Clothing
The Electronic Drum Kit Shirt
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Built-In Speaker Boots
Built-In Speaker Boots
The Bloom FM Bluetooth Wellies Take Singing In the Rain to the Next Level
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Musical Gloves
Musical Gloves
Piano Hands Make Impromptu Recitals Possible
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Musical Skull Caps
Musical Skull Caps
The Aerial7 Sound Disk Beanie Has a Built-In Sound System
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Music-Playing Jewelry
Music-Playing Jewelry
Wearable Tunes for the Fashionable Gamer
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10
Musical Haute Couture
Musical Haute Couture
The White 'Tiger' Outfit by Givenchy for Antony and the Johnsons
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Music-Playing Skivvies
Music-Playing Skivvies
The 'Playmyinstruments' Underwear is Cute and Stimulating
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Musician Money Holders
Musician Money Holders
The Arizona Arena Bifold Picker’s Wallet Holds Guitar Access
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Bedazzled Musical Jewelry
Bedazzled Musical Jewelry
The Pave Headphones Necklace is a Musician's Favorite Bling
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6
Bassglow
Bassglow
Sound Activated Wrist Band
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5
Musical Timepieces
Musical Timepieces
'Tick Tack Music Watch' by Apostol Tnokovski is a Wrist-Ready iPod
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4
Musical Underwear
Musical Underwear
Store Your Tunes in iBoxers For Boys & Girls
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3
Dancing Deaf
Dancing Deaf
‘Music-Toucher' Vibrating Ballet Shoes Let Dancers Feel Music
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2
Musical Instrument Purses
Musical Instrument Purses
The Steinway and Sons Piano Bag is a Portable Model
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Music-Playing Pumps
Music-Playing Pumps
Guitar Shoes by Chicks on Speed Will Rock Your World
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