Explorations in Unique Music

Music is the greatest communication in the world. Even if people don’t understand the language that you’re singing in, they still know good music when they hear it. ~ Lou Rawls

Finding new music, incorporating the best of that into your repertoire, is not only fun, it's stretching your boundaries. We ran across this post on Facebook and not only did it have some fun, unique instruments, it threw in some oddities like the smoke. Throw in some weirdly painted props and there you have it something that will not only tickle the ears but be visually stimulating. Oh, and don’t forget the costumes—they can add some flavor to the presentation.


It is always a good exercise to create a transcriptions from some of the music that interests you. Not only does this help in the development of your understanding of theory, but some of the unique voicings can become part of your vocabulary. There are a number of fun groups out there that take this method of creating new music to the extreme.

We have always recommended that if you like a certain kind of music, be it rock, big band, or such, that you could always start up your own garage band and see how it goes. Music exploration can be fun for your audience and you.