Maurice Greenia is well known as a Detroit street
poet and visual artist, but he is also a professional musician whose main
insrtument is the kazoo.
Kazoos are simple "musical instruments" in which a paper or plastic
membrane is caused to vibrate by humming into it. A simple kazoo
can be fashioned by wrapping a single layer of waxed paper around a comb.
Humming while pressing the flat side to one's mouth produces the buzzing
tone. If a person can hum, they can play the kazoo. A kazoo
"holder" makes it even more fun. In addition to the holder I made
for Maurice, the Maurice Moaner, here are some I made for my grand
Adolescent Sax, Dr. Suess-a-fone, and Mama Sax.
detail of Adolescent Sax.