For many of us, music – whether it's made by Justin Bieber or Georges Bizet – is an essential part of everyday life. So are many other things, like using a credit card, putting on underwear or brushing our teeth. However, for some rare individuals, everyday items can transcend the mundane and become instruments for melodic output.
Here are just a few examples of musicians who create music with everyday items:
1. "National Canthem."
This first one, an ad for Molson Canadian, is a recent example. Watch how the musicians play the Canadian anthem using beer cans, bottles, kegs, caps and cartons:
2. "Cards of Change."
Up next is another ad, this time demonstrating how to make music with credit cards. Ah, if only banking could be this fun:
3. The thong song.
Underwear, duct tape and a camera. Now that I’ve got your attention, let’s see how musicians put those objects to use:
4. Pick and roll.
If you’re a sports fan, here’s an interesting use of basketballs as percussion instruments:
5. Using everything and the kitchen sink.
Finally, this example from Sweden demonstrates what could happen if a gang of musicians breaks into your apartment: