A man playing music on a pair of handlebars. He is blowing into the hole on one side of the handlebars.

Musical Handlebars

One of my “pandemic hobbies” has been learning to play music on an ordinary pair of bicycle handlebars. It’s something I saw Mark Growden do almost 20 years ago, and have wanted to learn ever since.

I’ve been taking musical handlebar lessons from Mr Growden for the past few years and here’s what it is sounding like now:

It’s a bit breathy, but I think I’ve come a long way. I can’t wait to see what it sounds like in another year of practicing.

Here’s footage I shot of Mark talking about this technique at an Obama campaign fundraiser we both performed at.






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