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Tiger Rag on a homemade Emphatic Chromatic Callioforte

Above, the Dixieland jazz classic Tiger Rag played by Boston’s one-man variety show performer and music teacher Leonard Solomon on a homemade Callioforte. You can watch him play another song or two on The Emphatic Chromatic Callioforte here: 

Also awesome (and with lots of giggle-inducing sounds), Solomon performing Johannes Brahms on his bellowphone:

In the archives: so many videos of musical instruments, including Beethoven’s Ninth on a Toolbox Glockenspiel, cdza’s Human Jukebox, How a Saxophone is Made, Tito Puente on a Vibraphone, and the Legend of Zelda on Marimba.

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