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You know those days where you just want to play your saxophone during every free moment but it’s too dang big to lug around?
OK, so that may be a really random, specific problem that no one has. But wanting to learn music, play music, or join a band is common — and so is not wanting to invest in a giant instrument that you’ll play on one occasion. But like, who wants to say that the instrument they play is something tiny like the triangle? (No offense to triangle players!)
The thing is, a ton of people are genuinely interested in playing music (past learning to play the recorder in fourth grade) but it’s hard to justify spending that much if you can’t devote your entire life to expensive music lessons and carrying around a sax case.
That’s where the Saxmonica comes in: It’s a hybrid between a saxophone and a harmonica, backpack-pocket sized, heavy duty, and a game changer when it comes to musical instruments.
Already over 500% funded in its first few days on the Kickstarter market, this campaign wants to revolutionize the world of music playing by making a regularly large instrument, well, portable. It features a neck holding the reed-based mouth piece and the lower tube, which is essentially the makeup of a normal saxophone except smaller.
But its small size doesn’t mean small sound or small range. The Saxmonica can be used to play a variety of tunes including jazz, reggae, blues, and soul — and from the sound clips and videos on the Kickstarter page, it sounds legit, too. As in, if you weren’t looking at what the sound was coming from, you’d think a literal jazz band was playing right behind you.
Check it out in action:
And no, you don’t need to be a musician to learn the Saxmonica ropes. The creators have filmed four straight forward tutorials that can make the concepts easy to grasp for even the most clueless music lovers. That’s free music lessons right there.
Deliveries start in July 2018 (perfect timing in case you’re trying to start a boardwalk band on your beach vacation). Early bird prices start at just $69 for one Saxmonica, but get on that quickly — the insane number of backers is sure to swoop that up quickly. Learn more and back the campaign here.
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