Top 10 Images of Cats Playing Musical Instruments

It seems that there just isn’t anything that cats can’t do! With the power of the internet, I have seen cats flying, cats doing the washing and even cats talking! But of course, those are all fakes and cats don’t really have those skills.But this blog is all about cats being caught on camera playing a music instrument! There and no “Photoshop”, video edited fakes here, just good timing from the photographer and some very playful cats. So without further ado it is time to find out if we can find enough musical cats to form a band…

 


Top 10 Images of Cats Playing Musical Instruments

BONUS CONTENT: Top 10 Facts About Strange Musical Instruments


 

Cat playing DJ decks
Cat playing DJ decks

10 – “wiki wiki wiki Put those tails in the air and wave em like you just don’t care!!!”

FACT: The Lithophane is a Stalacpipe Organ made from a rock! Located in the Luray Caverns of Virginia it was invented by Leland W. Sprinkle. The story behind it says that way back in 1956 he noted the musical resonance in the cave when his son banged his head on a low-hanging stalactite! Weird indeed.

Cat playing piano
Cat playing piano

9 – “you hum it, I’ll play it”

FACT: The Glass Armonica was made by none other than Ben Franklin! Back in 1761 he was inspired by the sound of glass bowls being played by stroking the lid of a wine glass filled with water and so created this instrument that features Thirty-seven bowls are arranged on a spindle and slowly spun.

Cat playing bass guitar
Cat playing bass guitar

8 – “They call me slash!”

FACT: The Zeusaphone is basically a Tesla Coil in 1891. Sounds are made by harnessed the low-voltage, high-frequency currents of the coil. Another strange fact about this instrument is that the names come from a the Greek God!

Cat playing flute
Cat playing flute

7 – “I can drive all the rats out of town…I call it a takeaway!!!”

FACT: Many of us are well aware of the Laser harp because it was famously used by Jean Michel Jarre in his shows. But it is still very strange none the less.

Kittens playing drums
Kittens playing drums

6 – “Say hello to my cats: Cymbal, Bass and Snare!”

FACT: I don’t know about most other people, but I am well aware and indeed have played the Stylophone! Made by Dubreq it was invented in 1967 and had a metal keyboard that was played with a stylus. Electronic music at its very best.

Cat playing trumpet
Cat playing trumpet

5 – “Louis Armstrong, Miles Davis, Dizzy Gillespie those cats have nothing on me!”

FACT: The Omnichord was made by motorbike manufacturers Suzuki in the early 1980’s. This touch-sensitive pad has even been used by professional musicians Robbie Williams, David Bowie, Dave Stewart of the Eurythmics, Bjork, and even Ringo Starr!

cat playing an accordion
cat playing an accordion

4 – “Its a little bigger than the one I used to play but I can handle it!”

FACT: The Theremin is one of the world’s earliest fully electronic musical instruments. Invented by a Russian inventor in 1919 it consists of two metal antennas that sense the relative position of the player’s hand and produces an eerie sound heard on classic tracks by none other than Led Zeppelin and the Rolling Stones!

Cat playing Banjo
Cat playing Banjo

3 – “I can play ‘Cotton Eye Joe’, but that is about my lot!”

FACT: It might look and indeed sound like a child’s toy, but the Panasonic Do-Re-Mi is a proper musical instrument and has been used by many people and bands. This mini piano also had a mini turntable so you could play with the keyboard and the turntable together, a kind of very early DJ/Pianist combo.

Cat playing acoustic guitar
Cat playing acoustic guitar

2 – Who needs plucks when you have claws!!

FACT: The Chromatone 312 is a Janko keyboard and was patented back in 1882 by Hungarian mathematician/musician Paul von Janko. What makes this keyboard so special was that it had over 300 keys! Meaning only the most highly skilled musicians could play it.

cat playing a violin
cat playing a violin

1 – “when I play, I play with passion!!! …and maybe a little catnip to motivate me.”

FACT: The Bazantar was invented by Mark Deutsch. This five-string acoustic bass is fitted with an additional twenty-nine sympathetic strings and four drone strings.It was said to have a melodic range of over five octaves while its sympathetic range spans four octaves!

91 thoughts on “Top 10 Images of Cats Playing Musical Instruments”

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  3. The only problem with a cat band is one of them is going to have to sing, and cats have terrible voices.

  4. The one at the piano wins my vote, hands down. That’s a great pic. My two have shown no musical inclination, in fact they generally leave the room when I start singing……I have no idea why. 🙂

  5. Great post as always! Boy, can tell you aren’t a musician though, lol. That electric guitar is not a bass, Bass have only 4 thick strings 🙂 And you pluck a guitar with your fingers and use a pick to strum…just sayin’ 🙂

  6. Yes, This is only in the last 8 months he’s figured this one out. It is very annoying – you keep hearing this tap, tap, tap. I don’t feed him when he does it. I wait till he settles down. If I can get a photo on the bodhran, I will send it to you for your stockpile.

  7. Cat #4 is especially adorable! I’ve never seen one with that color pattern before. 🙂 Good find.

  8. Reblogged this on lsmcreation and commented:
    My husband would love this because he is a percussionist! Also because our cat Trouble likes to play with his drumsticks when he’s playing the drums! Too cute!

  9. Number 7 was by far the funniest, ”I call it it a takeaway” ..that part especially made me laugh 😛

  10. These are great! I don’t play any instruments but Dad says I keep a mean beat with my tail thumping the window when I watch birds outside!

  11. Yippee, it’s Caturday! Love the drummer cats, though the one on top of the accordion is fun too. I have a hard time choosing just one when it comes to cats, they all have their own special charm. The cat at the piano is also great, you have a wonderful caption for it as well.

  12. This is cute. I had a cat that used to look at picture albums. They really do seem like they are doing what we are doing sometimes. Weird.

  13. I had a bodhran out leaning against a small table the other night, and my cat pounds on everything when he wants food. I think he was enjoying the noise it made and also a bit surprised he had an ace up his sleeve when it came to driving me nuts! I should have got his photo!

  14. cute…cats are so inquisitive…I like the second from the top, the way the cat is looking away from the piano is priceless… 🙂

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