Monday, April 20, 2009

The Musical Fruit

No not beans. I am not much of a musician, but I came across the idea of musical fruit recently on the internet. The idea of making musical instruments out of food is actually a pretty old idea. Gourds have been used to make all kinds of instruments since humans started keeping a beat. Of course Slap Shed Studio isn’t content with a plain old gourd. I found a video showing how to make an Ocarina out of a carrot. This definitely qualifies as a Slap Shed instrument.

Of course an instrument doesn’t have to be made of fruit to be inventive, creative and completely ridiculous. There seems to be a whole trend of crazy homemade instruments. Some of them actually sound pretty good others not so much.

Let’s see what kind of instruments the Slap Shed Studio community can come up with. However, I encourage all those making fruit out of produce to please buy local

Check out this blog for more on food and inventions: Tasteful Inventions

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