really simple, accessible yet creative music instruments - especially those created for non-musicians - people who hover outside formal music and prefer to let their inner musician speak, sing, and play for them - are finally hitting the streets. now a lot of the stuff that is becoming available isn’t cheap but then why should anything that lets you tap the channel through to the muse of music be cheap?!
first up: the airpiano. now the video you’ll find on the homepage will convince you that it’s an easy piece but i wonder how the guy pre-programmed and figured out exactly what little bit of air to stick his hand into to get a particular sound or chord or rhythm? have a look here . . . i love the concept though and that’s good ‘cause that’s what this is - a concept!
this next item has great appeal as both my kids have nintendo ds’s and i would love to see and hear them messing around with this in addition to my son’s electric guitar and my daughter’s keyboard. on the other hand, if i can get them to leave their ds’s lying around i might be able to score one and load up this tasty item ”the glitch ds”. which could provide some suitably messy backdrops to the funky poetry readings i could start doing.
got a ds and your kid hasn’t noticed it’s missing? then head right over here and load it up with musical goodies!!
but i’m not done!!! oh no, there’s this lovely beautiful recorder type thing still to come..... what you have here is a modular recorder that is made up of detachable cylinders that can each be separately loaded with a unique digital sound (either by using a pc to drag-and-drop it or by using it to manually record input) which can then be played with a push of a button. if you go here first and click on “alle meine klange” next, then click on the “video” button after which you’ll see some pretty harmless stuff being created by two pre-school children. but i think there could be more to this! much more!!
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