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25th May '16 6:15:44 AM anza_sb
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* "[[http://youtu.be/rEeiRXOlWUE Starmachine2000]]", by the Swedish band Wintergatan, uses a slide projector to play the beats. And the slides used are actually frames of a stop-motion video. So the projector plays both music and movie!
5th May '16 12:59:07 PM aye_amber
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* Percussionist Jamie Muir, a former member of KingCrimson, often used "found instruments". For example, the screeching noise at the end of "The Talking Drum" was made by blowing into bicycle horn reeds (with the air bulbs removed). Others included a bowl of pistachio nut shells, metal plates, and a large double-handed hand saw.

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* Percussionist Jamie Muir, a former member of KingCrimson, Music/KingCrimson, often used "found instruments". For example, the screeching noise at the end of "The Talking Drum" was made by blowing into bicycle horn reeds (with the air bulbs removed). Others included a bowl of pistachio nut shells, metal plates, and a large double-handed hand saw.
3rd May '16 1:23:57 AM erforce
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->--'''Patrick Star''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''[[note]]"No, Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument." [{{Beat}}] "Horse radish is not an instrument, either."[[/note]]

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->--'''Patrick -->-- '''Patrick Star''', ''WesternAnimation/SpongeBobSquarePants''[[note]]"No, Patrick, mayonnaise is not an instrument." [{{Beat}}] "Horse radish is not an instrument, either."[[/note]]



* ''Wall$treetWeek''s theme used a teletype machine.

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* ''Wall$treetWeek''s ''Series/WallStreetWeek''s theme used a teletype machine.
14th Apr '16 7:12:52 PM aye_amber
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* [[Music/{{ACDC}} AC/DC]] has [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMUgmU_Hsjc cannons]].

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* [[Music/{{ACDC}} AC/DC]] Music/{{ACDC}} has [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xMUgmU_Hsjc cannons]].cannons.]]



* A popular instrument for people wanting to invoke this trope is the cactus. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh8eHDN9MK0 for example]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7gS88QbLs&feature=related This video demonstrates some of the different sounds you can get when playing the cactus]].

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* A popular instrument for people wanting to invoke this trope is the cactus. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mh8eHDN9MK0 for example]]. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nd7gS88QbLs&feature=related com/watch?v=nd7gS88QbLs This video demonstrates some of the different sounds you can get when playing the cactus]].



** During one tour, he'd play [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXiTnsSn9wU "Clap Hands"]] on acoustic guitar, while his backing band sat around a small dinner table and provided percussion by rhythmically banging on silverware with utensils. The studio version uses more normal instrumentation though.

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** During one tour, he'd play [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NXiTnsSn9wU "Clap Hands"]] on acoustic guitar, while his backing band sat around a small dinner table and provided percussion by rhythmically banging on silverware with utensils. The studio version uses more normal instrumentation though.



* The Music/SiouxieAndTheBanshees song [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilBjc3wWwDA Red Light]] uses a camera as a instrument to great effect.

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* The Music/SiouxieAndTheBanshees song [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilBjc3wWwDA Red Light]] uses a camera as a instrument to great effect.



* [[http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_(musician) Tycho]] apparently uses weather broadcasts, talking or even [[UpToEleven breathing]] as part of his songs. Justified as he's an ambient techno musician, and everyday things like those are relaxing when used the right way.

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* [[http://en.[[https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tycho_(musician) Tycho]] apparently uses weather broadcasts, talking or even [[UpToEleven breathing]] as part of his songs. Justified as he's an ambient techno musician, and everyday things like those are relaxing when used the right way.



* In the 1980s, Holger Czukay of {{Can}} listed among his primary instruments a dictaphone (a dictation machine that predates cassette recorders).

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* In the 1980s, 1980's, Holger Czukay of {{Can}} Music/{{Can}} listed among his primary instruments a dictaphone (a dictation machine that predates cassette recorders).
13th Apr '16 3:04:33 PM Theatre_Maven_3695
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*** The two songs recorded in the ''Household Objects'' sessions will be released on the 2011 reissues.

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*** The two songs recorded in the ''Household Objects'' sessions will be were eventually released on the 2011 reissues.box set reissues of Music/DarkSideOfTheMoon and Music/WishYouWereHere.
4th Apr '16 11:13:20 AM Morgenthaler
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4th Apr '16 11:08:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* Complusive clubber Tyres from ''{{Spaced}}'' imagined a dance track from the phone ringing, the kettle boiling, the clock ticking and other incidental sounds. Later, he's dancing to the beeping on pedestrian crossing.

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* Complusive clubber Tyres from ''{{Spaced}}'' ''Series/{{Spaced}}'' imagined a dance track from the phone ringing, the kettle boiling, the clock ticking and other incidental sounds. Later, he's dancing to the beeping on pedestrian crossing.



* On a few episodes of ''HomeImprovement'', the K&B Construction Crew would appear on ''[[ShowWithinAShow Tool Time]]'' to perform a musical number using mostly tools such as power saws, wrenches, screwdrivers, and an actual musical saw.

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* On a few episodes of ''HomeImprovement'', ''Series/HomeImprovement'', the K&B Construction Crew would appear on ''[[ShowWithinAShow Tool Time]]'' to perform a musical number using mostly tools such as power saws, wrenches, screwdrivers, and an actual musical saw.



* In the ''ReadingRainbow'' episode covering "Ty's One-Man Band", Ben Vereen guest starred singing a song about this trope titled "It Sounds Like Music To Me".

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* In the ''ReadingRainbow'' ''Series/ReadingRainbow'' episode covering "Ty's One-Man Band", Ben Vereen guest starred singing a song about this trope titled "It Sounds Like Music To Me".



* FlightOfTheConchords do this a few times, once in their New York apartment using both their instruments and whatever else was lying around, then again when they're deported and working as shepherds in New Zealand, including playing a wire fence as a bass and what appeared to be Jemaine playing a sheep as an accordion.

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* FlightOfTheConchords Series/FlightOfTheConchords do this a few times, once in their New York apartment using both their instruments and whatever else was lying around, then again when they're deported and working as shepherds in New Zealand, including playing a wire fence as a bass and what appeared to be Jemaine playing a sheep as an accordion.
29th Mar '16 2:56:28 AM shadowmanwkp
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* On it's one year anniversary, the Curiosity Mars rover used one of it's on-board instruments called SAM to play Happy Birthday to itself.

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* On it's its one year anniversary, the Curiosity Mars rover used one of it's on-board instruments called SAM to play Happy Birthday to itself.itself.
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23rd Mar '16 2:43:48 AM matteste
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* On it's one year anniversary, the Curiosity Mars rover used one of it's on-board instruments called SAM to play Happy Birthday to itself.
15th Mar '16 4:39:37 PM jormis29
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* In a flashback scene in ''The Russia House'' Creator/SeanConnery and some Russian friends play a tune using improvised instruments such as matchboxes.

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* In a flashback scene in ''The Russia House'' ''Film/TheRussiaHouse'' Creator/SeanConnery and some Russian friends play a tune using improvised instruments such as matchboxes.
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