11 Weirdest Musical Instruments

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#3 Sharpsichord

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Feature: Henry Dagg’s Sharpsichord – steel symphony is homeless www.camdennewjournal.com

British sound engineer, Henry Dagg invented the weirdly wonderful sharpsichord, an enormous, solar-powered pin-barrel harp that is really a music-playing sculpture. Made of steel, and incorporating huge gramophone horns, the instrument works on the same principle as Victorian barrel organs, and can be hand cranked. It is though much bigger, and comprises 11 cylinders and pins that strike strings inside the revolving barrel. Dagg made the gargantuan “steel symphony” musical instrument in 2006 and programmed it to play a handful of songs including the Beatles’ The Long And Winding Road.

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