Instrument-a-day 19: Garden Gramophone

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    Fruit crate, found twigs, hardware, piezoelectric disc, sewing needle, hot glue, and "Walk This Way" by RUN-D.M.C.

    I don't have a record player, so it was time to make one out of whatever I had lying around. It sounds like this.

    hurleygurley, staceyjoy, davidfg, and 6 other people added this photo to their favorites.

    1. Fifi LePew 63 months ago | reply


      Maybe something to tie all the instruments together? Will we ever hear the band all playing together?

    2. aniara. 63 months ago | reply

      Genial! me encanta como suena :-)

    3. chrstphre 63 months ago | reply

      There was an episode of the X-Folders in which a researcher had come up with a way to play back the sounds made while a clay pot was being spun...!!!

      While the effect revealed in the episode was fictional;
      ( it played a Beatles song...! )
      —This sort of research is REAL...
      Or as real as it can be...???

      They've also tried to play back the sounds made while an oil painting was being painted...
      On the theory that the thick oil paint would act as a recording medium while the hand & brush of the painter vibrated in tune with the surrounding sounds...???

      We are still waiting for the album of results to be made available on

    4. veloopity 63 months ago | reply

      truly amazing

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