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.
The Theremin is one of the earliest electronic musical instruments in the world. Invented by Russian inventor Leon Theremin in 1919, this unique musical instrument can be played without being touched at any point. It does so thanks to its two radio frequency oscillators and two metal antennas that react whenever a person motions their hands in their proximity. For good measure, the signals from the theremin are usually amplified and sent to a loudspeaker.