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Glass through Glass by Alexander Chen

Some of our favorite instruments are made from things around the house and the sound of water in drinking glasses is a great example. Glass through Glass is a composition by Google Creative Director Alexander Chen, wh...

The Elephant Shrew – Songs for Unusual Creatures

From Michael Hearst and PBS Digital Studios, enjoy Songs for Unusual Creatures: The Elephant Shrew. In the archives: more videos from PBS.

Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel

Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel built by Tom Kaufmann. In the archives: more instrument videos.

Tina Turner covers Creedence Clearwater Revival‘s Proud Mary

Clear the floor for dancing because it’s not containable at 1m55s… Tina Turner covers Creedence Clearwater Revival's Proud Mary on live Italian TV in 1971.

Homemade Xylophone

Captioned as a “2nd Grade project to make a homemade instrument,” Homemade Xylophone - Kids has been online since October, 2006, and is a great metal and pvc pipe how to for kids, with a bit of parental ...

DW Drums Factory Tour

After the kids watched , they wanted to see how drums were made. This excellent DW Factory Tour describes every detail of how they make a set of drums, showcasing some awesome machinery and hand-crafted work along t...

cdza music: Intro to Drums

The cdza music team is at it again with the second episode of their series The Instrumentals: Intro to Drums. After introducing the drum set, drummer Allan Mednard compares and contrasts two kinds of rhythms: rock an...

Paper Plane by Massimo Giangrande

Paper Plane, a song by Massimo Giangrande. Video directed and animated by Gianluca Maruotti, and illustrated by Felicita Sala. Next, watch this lovely behind the scenes video about how they put it all together: 

Pen Drumming

Two University of Washington students perform a pen drumming routine.  There are more percussion videos in the archives, including Diego Stocco’s Music From Nature. via Laughing Squid.

War Horse and the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo

From BBC One, the National Theatre’s life-like War Horse puppet takes part in the Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo. We’ve seen this life-sized animal puppet and its handlers, the H...

Don’t You Worry Child for 5 Cellos

Don’t You Worry Child for 5 Cellos, a pop song cover by String Theory, Columbia University’s premiere cello ensemble. There are more cellos playing in the archives.

Sesame Street: How a saxophone is made

Classic Sesame Street: How a saxophone is made. Watch more videos on sound, factories, and how instruments are made. via Doobybrain.

Rowan Atkinson: Invisible Drum Kit

Here’s Rowan Atkinson and an invisible drum kit, from his Live! performance. Updated video.

Kermit the Frog and Steve Martin: Dueling Banjos

Kermit the Frog and Steve Martin are in a heated rivalry as they perform Dueling Banjos. If/when this video link stops working, you can find the official Funny or Die vid here!

Fred Astaire: Nice Work If You Can Get It

Fred Astaire plays (and dances to) Nice Work If You Can Get It in an iconic scene from 1937’s A Damsel in Distress. This was shot in one continuous take. There are more classics and dancing in the archives. Th...

Chico Marx plays the piano (and an apple)

Chico Marx plays the piano (and an apple) for his brother Harpo in this 1940 clip from the film Go West. There are more classic clips and more Marx Brothers in the archives. 

NPR Music’s Tiny Desk Concerts: No BS! Brass Band

Twelve minutes of blasting brass funk: NPR Music's Tiny Desk Concerts presents three songs from No BS! Brass Band. 

Learn how to play the blues on the harmonica

Sometimes you don’t have to say anything to explain a lot. Go grab a harmonica and learn how to play the blues with Rebecca J. Wenger. There’s more blues music in the archives. ...