Listen Up! “K” is for Kazoo

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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:

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9 Comments

I had a kazoo when I was a kid! I won it at a festival, and spent many a happy hour playing it in my backyard. Happy memories.

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.

I had no idea an instrument called the Kazoo existed. Thankyou for sharing.

Kazoos to me mean marching “Jazz” Bands with majorettes. Interesting to see one used classically!

I don’t know, Denise, but I hope to get there!

A kazoo museum in Beaufort? How did I miss visiting that?

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