National Kazoo Day

National Kazoo Day

 

January 28, 2015 is National Kazoo Day!

Did you know?

  • The kazoo was first produced in the USA around 1852.
  • The kazoo was co-invented by a black man, Alabama Vest, and a German clockmaker, Thaddeus Von Klegg.
  • The kazoo was played often in popular music in the late 1800’s through the early 1900’s.
  • Kazoos can be made of plastic, metal, wood or other materials. Each has unique sound qualities.
  • The tone quality of a kazoo is determined by the quality of the membrane or resonator.
  • You don’t blow into a kazoo, you HUM into it.
  • HUM into the BIG end of the kazoo.
  • Kazoos are not toys – they are musical instruments in the mirliton or membranophone¬†family.
  • Kazoo are NOT related to vuvuzelas.

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Source: www.nationalkazooday.com

 

Did you know?
A kazoo is a musical instrument on which a player hums into one end of a short, tubelike horn to produce a buzzing sound. The instrument is usually several inches long, with a hole in one end to hum into, and another hole with a membrane covering that helps produce the sound. Kazoos can be made from a variety of materials including metal, wood and plastic. Colorful, plastic kazoos are common gifts at children’s birthday parties.

Source: www.entertainmentguide.local.com