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  • Writer's pictureJace Shoemaker-Galloway

Get Ready to Blow: It's National Kazoo Day

Do you kazoo? If so, it's your lucky day. It’'s National Kazoo Day in the U.S.A! This annual event, usually celebrated "on or about" Jan. 28, during National Kazoo Week, was founded by Chaplin Willard Rahn.

Folks have been hummin’ on kazoos ever since they were invented back in the 1840s. Originally made to disguise one’s voice, today’s pocket-sized musical instruments are made out of a variety of materials including metal, wood or plastic.

And just in case you’ve never tried one, you don’t have to be a classically trained musician to become an expert kazooer either. Carefully put the kazoo up to your lips and blow, or rather, hum! While beginners have the tendency to blow – experts know humming is the key to kazooing success!

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