When I was little, I thought the concept of a piano was so odd. Who came up with the idea of a piano? How did we go from banging on drums, to playing something as complex as a piano? Or a violin for that matter. I understand harps, but how did we get a guitar? Or a trombone?
I wondered if I got stuck in an alternate universe at the start of civilization, would I be able to reproduce any musical instruments? I don't play any. I've never studied music; Could I even make a basic drum? Would my drawings of the instruments I know inspire odd, hybrid types of instruments? Who invents instruments anyway? Why does music change every year, but the instruments stay the same?
Today I learned that there already are odd, hybrid types if instruments. For instance, here is something called a harp guitar:
And this is a Sousaphone:
I learned that inventing musical instruments was a popular thing to do a hundred years ago and actually, still is a popular thing to do.
I think I should learn to play a harp guitar. I wonder if I can find a local teacher.