Listen Up! “K” is for Kazoo


The lovely, classical kazoo. A mouth instrument, like the jaw harp, but the kazoo is considered a membranophone, because the instrument uses a vibrating membrane to modify the player’s voice. You don’t blow into a kazoo, you hum. Similar instruments have been in Africa for centuries.

Beaufort, South Carolina, has a kazoo museum.

Class it up a little (?) here with a kazoo performance:

9 thoughts on “Listen Up! “K” is for Kazoo

  1. What a splendid word. I do hope I can use it, next time I’m playing Scrabble!
    So impressed with all these posts, Martha. Very fun.


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