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National Kazoo Day

Get ready to hum and buzz your way through National Kazoo Day - the perfect excuse to let loose and make some silly music!
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January 28
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Get ready to make some joyful noise on January 28 for National Kazoo Day! This quirky holiday celebrates a small but mighty musical instrument that has been around since the 1840s. It was originally invented as a cheaper alternative to the more expensive and complex wind instruments, and quickly gained popularity among children and adults alike. Today, kazoos are used in all kinds of music genres and are known for their unique buzzing sound. So grab your kazoo and get ready to join in on the fun – you don't need to be a pro musician to play this instrument!

History of National Kazoo Day

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National Kazoo Day Timeline

<div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1840s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Kazoo's Origin</div><div class='timeline-text'>The kazoo was invented by Alabama Vest of Macon, Georgia in the 1840s, later paired with Thaddeus Von Clegg's technical instrument-making skills.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1874</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Victorian Kazoo</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Kazoo was displayed during the Price Albert's Exposition, marking its first show in public in 1874.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1914</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Mass Production Begins</div><div class='timeline-text'>Michael McIntyre, a Buffalo, New York resident, began the first large-scale manufacture of kazoos.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>1980s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Kazoo Revival</div><div class='timeline-text'>The Kazoo became popular in music during the 80s and was specifically loved by rock and pop artists.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2000s</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>Kazoo in Modern Pop Culture</div><div class='timeline-text'>Kazoos gained more exposure in pop culture, featured in TV shows, movies, and popular songs.</div></div></div><div class='timeline-item'><div class='timeline-left'><div class='timeline-date-text'>2008</div></div><div class='timeline-center'></div><div class='timeline-right'><div class='timeline-text timeline-text-title'>World Record Kazoo Ensemble</div><div class='timeline-text'>A world record was set at the London’s Royal Albert Hall when 3,910 members of the London Philharmonic Orchestra played the kazoo in an ensemble.</div></div></div>

How to Celebrate National Kazoo Day

<div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Host a kazoo concert</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Invite friends and family over for a kazoo concert! Everyone can bring their own kazoos and perform their favorite songs together.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Decorate kazoos</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Get creative and decorate your own kazoos with paint, glitter, stickers, and more. This is a fun activity for both kids and adults.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Attend a kazoo parade</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Check if there are any kazoo parades in your area and attend one to celebrate National Kazoo Day. If there isn't one, organize your own kazoo parade with friends and march around the neighborhood.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Have a kazoo karaoke night</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>Create a playlist of songs that can be played on the kazoo and have a fun karaoke night with your friends using kazoos as the instruments.</p></div></div><div id='' class='facts-item'><div id='' class='facts-header'><h3 id='' class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div id='' class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 id='' class='facts-title'>Play kazoo games</h3><p id='' class='facts-text'>There are many fun games that can be played with kazoos, such as Kazoo Charades or Kazoo Pictionary. Gather some friends and have a blast playing these silly games together.</p></div></div>

Why We Love National Kazoo Day

<div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>A</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a fun and unique instrument</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Kazoos are simple yet entertaining musical instruments that have been around for over 100 years. They're easy to play and can be found in different shapes, sizes, and materials. Plus, the kazoo adds an element of silliness to any song - making it a hit with kids and adults alike!</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>B</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It brings people together</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>Whether you're in a band or just jamming with friends, kazoos are a great way to collaborate and make music as a group. It's also a fun activity for parties or gatherings, as everyone can join in on the fun regardless of their musical abilities.</p></div></div><div id='' class='whywelove-item'><div id='' class='whywelove-letter-cont'><div class='whywelove-letter'>C</div></div><div id='why-we-love-main-cont'><h3 id='' class='whywelove-title'>It's a celebration of creativity</h3><p id='' class='whywelove-text'>National Kazoo Day is not only about playing the instrument, but also celebrating its history and encouraging creativity. Some people even make their own kazoos using household items, adding a personal touch to their musical experience. It's a day to let your imagination run wild and have some silly fun!</p></div></div>

5 Musical Facts About Kazoos

<div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>1</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Kazoos are part of the Membranophone family</h3><p class='facts-text'>Kazoos belong to a family of instruments called Membranophones, whose sound is produced by the vibration of a stretched membrane or surface.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>2</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>The Kazoo is an American invention</h3><p class='facts-text'>The modern kazoo was invented in the 19th century by Alabama Vest, an African-American man from Macon, Georgia.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>3</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Playing the Kazoo involves "humming", not "blowing"</h3><p class='facts-text'>The kazoo is unique in the sense that playing it does not involve blowing but humming. The player vocalizes into the instrument, creating a buzzing timbral quality.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>4</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>A Kazoo can mimic many sounds</h3><p class='facts-text'>Versatility is one of the kazoo's strengths. It can mimic a variety of sounds, such as a trumpet, a string instrument, or even human voices, making it a favorite among jazz musicians.</p></div></div><div class='facts-item'><div class='facts-header'><h3 class='facts-number'>5</h3></div><div class='facts-text-wrapper'><h3 class='facts-title'>Kazoos are used in music therapy</h3><p class='facts-text'>Because a kazoo is easy to use and inexpensive, it can be utilized in various music therapy settings. It can help improve breathing, vocalization, and overall therapeutic results.</p></div></div>

National Kazoo Day FAQs

When is National Kazoo Day?

National Kazoo Day is celebrated on January 28 every year. In 2024 National Kazoo Day will occur on a Sunday.

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