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Ludwig Van
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COOL STUFF #9 | The Wheelharp

By Ludwig Van on October 5, 2015

Composer Nicholas Pike demonstrates The Wheelharp: a barrel-shaped keyboard that sounds like a cross between an accordion and a hurdy-gurdy.
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COOL STUFF #1 | Removable Musical Manuscript Paper on a Roll

By Michael Vincent on January 23, 2015

As any musician can attest, making amendments to printed scores can be a messy process. It entails crossing-out notes or rhythms, (sometimes to the chagrin of the composer), and adding your own. Beside the untidy look, these changes become difficult to change after the fact. Now there is something that solves this problem - elegantly and cheaply, this makes our list for cool stuff we want...
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COOL STUFF #8 | The Octobass: An Instrument Capable of Playing Below Human Hearing Range

By Ludwig Van on May 20, 2015

Meet the octobass: An enormous string instrument capable of playing frequencies below what most humans can hear.
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COOL STUFF #10 | The Collidoscope

By Ludwig Van on November 20, 2015

The future is here. Meet The Collidoscope, a prototype double granular synth designed and built by researchers Fiore Martin & Ben Bengler.
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COOL STUFF #3 | Tafelmusik Beethoven T-Shirts and Handel Skivvies

By Michael Vincent on February 11, 2015

Let's face it, there aren't a lot of credible options out there for those looking for classical music themed clothing. And no, sorry, your uncles music themed neck-tie he wore at your Bat Mitzvah doesn't count....
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COOL STUFF #12 | 120 Year Old Singing Bird Machine

By Ludwig Van on February 9, 2016

This one-of-a-kind mysterious copper mechanical birdsong mechanism was found in Paris, France. It is believed to be made by Blaise Bontems, a well-known maker of bird automata.
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COOL STUFF #14 | Wintergartan Marble Machine: An Instrument That Runs Entirely On 2,000 Marbles

By Ludwig Van on March 4, 2016

There's nothing quite like human ingenuity. In fact, we'd have to say this is probably one of the most amazing instruments we've ever seen.
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COOL STUFF #4 | A Pocket-Sized Black Moleskine Music Notebook

By Ludwig Van on March 4, 2015

An indispensable tool for musicians, this Moleskine notebook is made for musicians. Perfect for jotting down harmonies, melodies, musical ideas...
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COOL STUFF #13 | The 1953 Keaton Music Typewriter

By Ludwig Van on February 27, 2016

Ever wonder how they used to print music?
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COOL STUFF #11 | The Bazantar: One Of The Trippiest Instruments Ever Made

By Ludwig Van on January 27, 2016

Meet the Bazantar: one of the trippiest instruments ever made.
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