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Bach on Boomwhackers

Boomwhackers (Flickr Creative Commons)
Boomwhackers (Flickr Creative Commons)

Are you familiar with ‘Boomwhackers’? While a Boomwhacker may sound like some sort of medieval weapon, it’s actually a percussion instrument. They produce different pitches when struck against each other (or any hard surface) and are commonly found in elementary music classrooms as cheap alternatives to xylophones.

Les Objets Volants is a performing troupe based in France that focuses on a mix of of theater, movement, juggling, and music. And recently, they posted a video of their Boomwhacker interpretation of Bach’s Prelude No. 1 in C Major. Take a look: