We all know how diverse is music as an art form and how diverse are the genres of music people listen to, so it’s only natural for the instruments used to produce it to be diverse as well. However, not all musical instruments follow traditional standards these days, mainly given the rise of electronic, techno, or alternative music over the past three decades or so.
It makes sense then for some of these instruments to be quite strange, just as the music they are used to make is considered strange by those who haven’t developed a taste for it. So let us find out what are the ten strangest musical instruments ever invented and what type of music can be played with them.
This particular instrument sounds a traditional harp in more ways than one, with the notion that it is played entirely by the wind. Named after Aeolus, the ancient Greek god of wind, Aeolian harps used to be very popular in the Romantic Era, which is why they’re still being crafted today. It has to be said that most Aeolian harps these days are hand-crafted and they resemble sculptures, which is why some of them are placed on top of buildings and areas with lots of wind.