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National Kazoo Day is celebrated on Jan 28 and is an American Festival started by Paul Newman and Barbara Steward in 1976. The kazoo is one of the few acoustic instruments to be developed in the US. There is a museum dedicated to the history of the kazoo, The Kazoo Museum, in Beaufort, South Carolina.
The kazoo was invented by a man called Alabama Vest in Macon, Georgia, in the 1840’s. However, it wasn’t until 1912 that kazoos were commercially produced. The kazoo is played professionally in jug bands and comedy music, and by amateurs everywhere.
Kazoos are the ultimate everyman’s musical instrument as they are not expensive and can be homemade. They’re a kind of toy wind instrument that does not require any training. The only ability needed is to sing in tune. If you can hum, you can play the kazoo. It’s easier to play a kazoo if you have long breath, and of course practice will improve performance. Some budding musicians can produce 40 and more sounds with it.
You can make your own kazoo with a comb and paper, or a pretty one with a tube of cardboard and some wax paper. This is an easy craft to do: Take a toilet paper roll, cut a piece of wax paper large enough to cover one end, and secure the paper in place with a rubber band. Make a hole with a nail or sharp scissors in the tube, near the end with the wax paper. Hum into the open end of the kazoo to make the noise, er... I mean music. Give free rein to your artistic talents by coloring and ornamenting your kazoo.
If you’re having a sleep-over, make kazoos for all your friends and have fun all evening forming your own band!
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