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Musical Instruments That Emanate Pure Chaos

Music is more than just a form of art; it has the uncanny power of evoking surges of emotions within us while influencing the ebbs and flows of our state of mind at the same time. These melodious notes, however, could not be brought to life without the sought-after musical instruments that have the distinct ability to excite the air and create such beautiful tones.

Here’s the rub: Piano, saxophone, guitar, flute…those are all so mundane. The instruments we’re interested in are the ones your mom told you to stay away from when you were younger. They’re the ones that beckon you from a dark alleyway — the forbidden, turbulent temptations; a result of human ingenuity pushed past its limit. The absolute chaos emanating from these instruments will make you laugh, but perhaps also wonder: What are you missing out on?

Neither Sharp Nor Flat

Musical instruments are designed in specific ways to emulate sounds into tones. However, this particular piano seems to be breaking all the rules. The black keys in a piano are usually used to define sharps and flats.

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Seems like someone decided to get rid of all the black keys and we’re still wondering why. Without the use of any sharp or flat keys, the music from this piano might just all be bland but happy sounding. Looks like the piano maker doesn’t do anything by halves. 

The Piano Library

We’re all familiar with a piano and know how it works, but this is a foreign sight. Ironically, this instrument existed LONG before the piano, with origins in the 3rd century BC. Now that’s an instrument that has been around the block a few times! It’s a pipe organ.

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Because of their impressive ability to manipulate pitch in intricate ways, these organs tend to be massive in size. This instrument is one of the largest organ installations in a room. You’d think you need to be Doc Oc to play this, but no — organ players are just built different.

It’s Hammering Time

As far as sound manipulation goes in the context of creating music, a hammer is an interesting choice. IN this case, though, we’re not talking about piano hammers; that’s baby stuff. Nonono, we want a sledgehammer.

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Imagine if someone asks the person striking the hammer what instrument they play in the symphonic orchestra and their reply is a “sledge hammer.” Sounds like a pretty interesting job description to us. Our only question: How does that poor wood box survive longer than one movement? Maybe the hammer guy brings backups.

The Instrumental Outfit

If your curious mind ever wondered whether you could wear an instrument as an outfit, then lo and behold, you’ll find your answers here. All you need is a couple of tubas, some metalworking experience, and a person willing to donate themselves to science and progress.

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Behold: The Ubersousaphone! Unfortunately, the result is honestly kind of lame. There’s not really a way for the person inside to actually play anything. Seems like the music will be the groans of agony that result from lugging around six tubas wherever you go.

Just Don’t

Nothing is more tempting than a thing that is explicitly forbidden to touch. Our mischievous mind can’t take no for an answer. “Don’t,” you say…well, it’s like our one friend who went to juvie always says: It’s easier to ask for forgiveness than for permission.

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C’mon, we just want one little honk! You know what? We’re adults here; let’s just buy it. Once it’s ours, no one can tell us not to blow it whenever we want. In fact, it’d look great mounted to the side of a car.

A Corner Piano

If you were amazed by that organ earlier then we’ve got another banger for you. This is what we call an effective use of space! Pianos cane be so cumbersome when you need to extend your arms in order to play.

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In our opinion, this piano can be a great addition to your home if you don’t have much space available. Or if you aren’t capable of taking up much space yourself. Shout out to all the short kings and queens!

The Suave Patrick Star Guitar

Almost any instrument can now be turned into a gimmick version, but guitars have a special reputation for coming in every design you can think of. For some, this guitar tribute to Bikini Bottom’s very own Patrick Star is over the top, but we say it’s just rock ‘n roll.

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It also seems like Patrick Star had quite a character development since we last saw him. Gone is our lovable starfish — welcome to the Patrick Punk Rock Arc. Instead of throwing away money on useless things like food and clothing, we might be picking up this guitar soon. 

Camping: The Classical Musical 

With the advent of COVID, people have adapted to the pandemic and figured out their own ways to deal with the situation. In this particular case, band club has found a way to play Bach and stay away from each other at the same time (that second part is reportedly difficult for band kids).

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When COVID hits but you have a concert coming up, nothing can stop you. Nothing gets between a band kid and a recital. This COVID chamber orchestra has shown us that where there is determination, there is always a solution.

The Six Neck Guitar

Over the years music’s flashier virtuosos have repeatedly stunned us with their double-neck shredding skills, but we bet even they would be startled by this six-neck guitar. The amount of strings and frets that comprise this monstrosity are hard to fathom.

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Artist and actor Bill Bailey was seen rocking this guitar at a few of his concerts. This instrument is definitely not for the faint of heart, and honestly, not for those who don’t go to the gym, either. You probably need some serious arm strength to hoist that baby.

The Grandfather Violin

This amazing instrument is a much more hands-on version of a violin and is known as an octobass. This rare bowed string instrument tends to be extremely large and was first built around 1850. We guess it’s “octo-” because it’s the size of eight normal basses?

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Furthermore, this instrument is incredibly rare — only seven of them still exist in this world. Standing 12 feet tall, the octobass is capable of producing the deepest sounds. It doesn’t matter if you’re Yo-Yo Ma or the Rock; everyone looks tiny next to this beast.

The Evident Mistake

After seeing this picture we can clearly say that V is for “very vague knowledge of violins.” Surely someone should’ve caught this before it went to print, right? The people who published this have managed to insult both guitar players AND violin players in one fell swoop.

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The illustrator had one job and they completely messed it up. But maybe it isn’t their fault. Did anyone check what the picture for G is? Maybe it’s a violin; always gotta give them the benefit of a doubt.

The Endless Strings Attached

A normal guitar typically has six strings. Sometimes you see seven, and every once in a while a super metalhead has a guitar with eight strings. But 11? This man really said, “144 different possible notes is too limiting; if I’m not breaking my hands while soloing, what’s the point?”

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All we’re saying is that if you’re not absolutely incredible on the six-string, you’re just feeding your ego with this. Plus you look silly. The ratios here are all off — that neck is the same width as our face.

The Cat And The Sousaphone

If you’re looking for a birthday present for your cat, you’ve stumbled across this article at the right time. This sousaphone will make the purrrrfect gift for your furry friend. It even comes with a helpful how-to audio guide developed by feline maestros from around the world.

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As you can see, this instrument activates your cat’s inner power. Your fur baby will never be the same. Just don’t let them crawl into the instrument from the big end. There have been a few unfortunate deaths in the cat sousaphone community as of late from this exact mistake.

Death Metal Guitar 

In today’s episode of bizarre guitars, we have the skull guitar for you. Looking at this guitar instantly reminds us of death metal. The aggressive and powerful percussion of this genre goes perfectly with the occult aesthetic of this instrument.

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Considering these guitars are electric it wouldn’t make much of a difference to the sound. However, we are interested in how it would sound if the guitar was acoustic. Playable or not, these definitely make a great statement piece for decoration. 

The Twist And Turns

The french horn has its origins in early hunting horns that were used for alerting the hunting party. They weren’t adapted for musical use until the 16th century, but quickly became a staple instrument in orchestras all over the world. Since its inception, the french horn has undergone many redesigns.

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This particular version of the instrument looks like the french horn equivalent of a muscle car. It would be difficult to be subtle if you busted out this baby at your local orchestral ensemble. Apparently, this instrument is known as a quadruplet French horn. Yeah, cuz you’d need four sets of fingers to play it.

The Amplified Cactus

If you were surprised by the use of a hammer for an instrument then just you wait until we tell you about the amplified cactus. No, we didn’t make a mistake. This unusual instrument harnesses the acoustic properties of a cactus by using contact microphones. 

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Yeah, apparently a cactus has some very peculiar acoustic properties; it’s news to us, too. In fact, famous composer John Cage (of “4′ 33″” fame) wrote a piece called “Degrees of Separation” that uses the amplified cactus to its fullest potential.

The Canoe Paddle

Upon first inspection, this particular instrument looks like it would make a great substitute for a canoe paddle. In actuality, however, it is known as a theorbo. This instrument saw its glory days between the 16th and the 18th century. 

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This instrument is a kind of renaissance lute used for early baroque basso continuo music. It’s also definitely something designed for home use. It would be terrible to transport that even now with cars; back in the day, you can forget about it.

Petite Trombone

Presenting to you the cutest and most petite brass instrument in the trombone family: The piccolo trombone! What is a piccolo trombone, you ask? It is the smallest and highest-pitched member of the trombone family. It must be protected at all costs!

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There are some instruments that are mostly treated as a novelty rather than a serious one; this is one of those for the most part. What makes it different from a normal trombone is that there is no tuning slide. There is also no slide lock on the instrument.

The Cheesy Drums

Part of the percussion group of musical instruments, drums tend to come in all shapes and sizes. However, it’s quite rare to see one that emulates the look of a Gouda cheese. That makes us think that they might play some cheesy music.

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On the other hand, it could be a visual pun — a wheel of cheese is known as tome in French. Tom is also a part of a drum in English. Apparently, drums in Switzerland normally look like this. 

The Thigh-way To Hell

It’s not uncommon to see companies releasing a  gimmick version of a popular product to further incentivize it. However, we think there should be a limit to what type of products are being brought to the markets these days. 

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When these products fail, they fail hard. No way in hell would we ever want to stick our leg in that little hole; are you kidding us? We’d never get back out. “Thighway to hell” — yeah, that’s for sure. At least the marketing is accurate.

The Double Agenda

Hey, this isn’t a half bad idea. Imagine you’re a sniper on base. This way, you have something to pass the time and you’ll always be ready to go as soon as you’re called to suit up. Have your cake and eat it, too.

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Someone obviously resonated heavily with the video game Desperados. Unfortunately, it doesn’t that work that way in real life, dude. If nothing else, this instrument is proof that sometimes, “Music is the weapon!” Our sources say the killer might be in the orchestra; let’s check the instruments.

The Cat Piano

PETA know you’re reading this. It’s too late; they’re coming to your location as you’re reading this. This picture seems to allude to an organ made of cats. We’re glad this was just a concept and it wasn’t brought to reality in all honesty. 

Whoever thought this is ok to do deserves what’s coming to them. Essentially, the keys crush the cat’s tail and makes it scream in pain. Wow, good concept. We’re going to take it and make one with only two keys — one for each of this degenerate’s legs.

The Rebel

Looks like someone was having a great time while out on a Saturday night and decided to join the band. If only we had the boldness that this man does, maybe we could have joined the stage as well. 

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However, it must be really annoying for the band members. There’s barely enough room for the band, and it’s too easy for you to damage expensive instruments and sound equipment. But this guy was feeling himself too much; they just had to make an exception.

The Voluptuosity

This would have been a perfectly fine poster advertising the newest artist in town playing in Santa Clara until the focus got shifted drastically. Everything was fine until you notice the guy’s gravity-defying dumpy of a backside. Good for you, dude.

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Whether this placement of the guitar was done intentionally to garner attraction or the guy doesn’t have true friends who have the guts to tell him the truth, in our opinion, this poster would fit perfectly for a Keeping Up With The Kardashians audition.

The Dead Man’s Skeleton

If you were fascinated by the use of animal skulls to fashion an electric guitar, then this particular case will intrigue you more. This man decided to build a guitar out of his dead uncle’s skeleton and used it to play black metal.

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This man definitely took the “shred for all eternity” phrase too far and the results were monstrous. Even though it is a pretty morbid way to remember someone, everyone has their own way of remembering loved ones, so who are we to judge?

The Flying V

The electric guitar, Gibson Flying V is a popular one when it comes to offering a radical futuristic body design. It was perhaps too radical for its time as the sales were not as successful. A few popular artists over the years gravitated towards the unique design causing it to rise in popularity.

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This V guitar in the picture seems to be a scalable version of the original one. Although the setup place of the man is odd as he’s standing just behind a FedEx car, the guitar exudes cool. However, it seems like the man needs to stretch his fingers to full capacity to play this.

A Deal With The Devil

There was a time when the internet was going absolutely bonkers theorizing that our favorite musicians had sold their soul to the devil to make it into the industry. Seems like these folks took that conspiracy theory to heart and are up to some sinister practices.

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If we look at the picture, we can see an  arrangement of instruments forming a subliminal symbol that cults use to summon the supernatural. Either they are trying to sell their soul to be able to play clarinet proficiently or they’re trying to summon a better instrument by offering the existing ones.

The Toi-lute

I’m sure you have heard of the lute, now get ready to be acquainted with the all-mighty toot. Lutes are usually plucked string instruments with a neck and a deep round back enclosing a hollow cavity. These instruments have a more rounded shape compared to guitars.

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Seems like someone thought using the toilet enclosure would be a great alternative to building a lute. People on the internet these days are getting crazy creative and we’re all here for it. Although, we’re unsure how this one would sound.

The Guitizza

What’s wrong babe? You’ve hardly touched your “guitizza.” This fender jazz master shaped pizza seems to be perfectly emulating a P90s guitar. The P90 is a single electric coil guitar that the Gibson company has been producing since the 40s.

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Seems like the only genre this guitar would be playing is Italian rock. Jazz masters were always a little cheesy anyway but this instance took it to another level. We still think it would make a terrible guitar because the pickups are olives. 

The Circular Piano

This particular instrument is absolutely mesmerizing and looks as if it could be a portal to an alternate music dimension. The artist playing the instrument also appears quite graceful while handling a sizable object like this. Beam us up, Scotty!

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This instance was from an episode of Eurovision, a European singing reality show. Apparently, the circular instrument is known as a BROCK 360 keyboard. It is a custom crafted piano art circle especially designed to take stage appearances to the next level.

The Guitar From Heaven

If we are frank about this picture, instead of being a musical instrument that radiates chaotic aura, this one in fact exudes an angelic aura. This would be a perfect birthday present for someone who’s both into playing guitars and watching anime.

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The beauty of this guitar is absolutely breathtaking. Although we’re not sure how comfortable it would be while playing it, it would make a great novelty piece. The riffs on that axe would be righteous, though…as long as you’re a weeb.

The Scrumptious Viola

If there was a perfect representation of all the right curves in all the right places, then this violin would surely make that list. This is definitely a work of art unbound by a timeless registry of mind that not even the finest arts can compete against.

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The curvier viola actually helps to achieve a warmer and richer sound. Violas aren’t big enough to allow the C string to resonate like a violin’s G string. Since a large enough violin isn’t quite practical to hold, a shape like this makes it more functional.

Ronald McMetal

Rumor has it that if you play “Rock and Roll McDonald’s” while looking in a mirror, Ronald McDonald will appear behind you. This McDonald’s-themed guitar is definitely efficient at playing the McBass. However, we’re quite unsure where the pickups are at.

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After seeing this guitar we can definitely say that this instrument can revolutionize a new genre known as Rock and Roll McDonald’s. Although we’re lovin’ it (and by that we mean the concept) , we’re quite unsure about the functionality of it, because it seems to lack frets and pickups.

The Tuba Man

Lo and behold; the tuba Man is back again to entertain you with his antics. This vigilante is too concerned with the ebbs and flows of sound manipulation to be salvaged. We’re still unsure why the man has to wear a whole tuba outfit though.

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A tuba is considered the grandfather of the brass family. With its deep rich sound, this largest and lowest brass instrument is quite efficient at producing deep Rick sounds. The instrument is a long metal tube with a curved oblong shape.

Surf Rock

Out of all the iterations of guitars we have seen so far, hands down, this one has to be the coolest one. This guitar seems to be emulating the shape of a surfboard. The true red color of the instrument is giving a certain edge to it as well.

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This combination is both unique and suave and we’re all here for it. The artist playing the instrument is known as Masayoshi Takanaka. He is loved by many and by the way he is playing the instrument, it really appeals to a certain beautiful aesthetic.

The Cymbal Fashion

A cymbal is a musical instrument made of a round, slightly concave brass plate that produces a ringing or clashing sound when struck against another plate or with a stick. Seems like someone thought that using cymbals as a fashion piece would make a great statement.

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This would be the instance if Versace came out with a cymbal fashion line and it would really go with the brand’s aesthetic as well. The way the instrument is placed over the man’s face also makes for a brilliant mask during these pandemic times.

The Bathroom Singer

This piano setup would be a perfect idea if you like tinkling while taking a tinkle. Instead of the piano, this should be called the “pee-ano” now. Or, maybe you’re not a 14-year-old male, in which case we’ll stop with the jokes.

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This also makes us wonder whether it’s a secret entrance to Willy Wonka’s factory. All you have to do is sit on the toilet, and play a tune, then the window opens into a giant factory with a chocolate river flowing through.

The Octo-Flute

This is what happens when your auto shop teacher is also your band leader. This unique instrument is known as a contrabass flute. It is actually one of the rare members in the flute family used in solo and chamber music sessions.

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Also referred to as the “gentle giant” of the flute family, it requires a much greater volume of air to produce sound than most other wind instruments. Seems like a massive saddle is needed to tame this flute. 

The Guitar Boat

This massive installation is not just a guitar boat; it’s also a rare piece of art. There is nothing in life half so much worth doing as simply messing about with guitars. However, the more concerning part is the 24th fret inlay on the 21st fret. Yeah, we bet you thought we were gonna say it’s that a guitar isn’t usually seaworthy.

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It was 2008 when singer Josh Puke released his music video known as “Make You Happy.” That was the first time we caught the glimpse of this piece of art. We wonder whether the boat’s still preserved or it got dusted into memories.

The Furby Organ

American electronic robotic toy, Furby, has been in the market since the 90s and is considered a must-have toy for many households with children. I’m sure every late 90s kid is familiar with the toy and still has it sitting around somewhere in their basement.

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This YouTuber took the chattering aspects of the Furby and came up with an ingenious idea to build an organ. People nowadays are getting crazy inventive and we definitely recommend you check out his journey to build a Furby organ.

The Three Key Piano

If you’re keen on trying various pianos that are quite tricky to play then this one is gonna be right up your alley. This piano only consists of three keys and we are not sure why. Someone needs to put quite the effort in to make coherent music out of it.

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However, songs that do not require much melody might just fit the bill for this instrument. Perhaps it’s the piano that was used to write the theme song for Batman. Additionally, it could be used for the James Bond theme.

The Kazoo Assembly

American musical instrument Kazoo adds an infamous “buzzing” timbral quality to a player’s voice. This instrument is efficient at vibrating and changing the voice of the player. The player has to hum their voice instead of blowing air into it.

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One might mistakenly take a kazoo as an alternative for a whistle and that is what the person did in this picture. They assembled the kazoos like whistles and it definitely beats the purpose. Since you do not blow into a kazoo, there’s no point in assembling them like that.

The Devil’s Behind

Out of all the instruments we have listed so far, this particular one has the most chaotic energy. The back of this guitar could easily pass as the cheeks of the devil himself. Whether this design is intentional or not, it has definitely left us, shall we say, intrigued.

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The color and the finish of the guitar are quite interesting as it reminds us of barbecue chicken. Either way we’d eat it (don’t report that one, please). Aside from the obvious shape it emulates that makes it look so aesthetically pleasing, we’re concerned with the comfort of playing an instrument like that.

Level of Discomfort

Already at first glance, we could definitely tell this one is quite chaotic. The placement of the instrument is also quite perplexing and we’re wondering what this man is even trying to accomplish. If a picture could surpass the level of discomfort, it would be this one.

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This is not a normal instance of jazz. It has the potential to be the jazz that speaks to your soul…and other parts of your physical body. This would definitely surpass as an alternative to a mute button. We’re not sure how the placement is going to make functional music, at least, the melodic kind.