A Massive Wooden Xylophone Plays Bach Deep In The Japanese Forest

Byvu lita

Mar 6, 2024

Giant Wooden Xylophone

Sometimes advertising is boring, intrusive, and just plain annoying. However, when a company gets creative with their adverts, it can be very special.

A Japanese mobile phone company who were touting their new wooden mobile phone created an extraordinary giant xylophone in the middle of the forest. In the video below, you can watch the impressive instrument in action!

The phone is called the “Touch Wood SH-08C” which features a wooden case and is one of the first-ever phones to be made of sustainable products. The giant wooden xylophone plays Bach’s “Jesu, Joy of Man’s Desire” in this wonderful piece of advertising creativity. The company that commissioned this fantastic beast of an instrument is the Japanese cell phone company called “NTT Docomo Inc.” They’re the predominant mobile phone operator in Japan.

As the ball travels along this massive instrument, it falls on individual pieces of wood, the impact creating a new note as the ball goes along. Getting the grade of each piece of wood balanced so that the ball doesn’t stop and likewise, doesn’t move too quickly, is just part of the colossal effort that would have gone into the making of this video.

So there you have it an advert that you actually may have enjoyed watching and a new instrument for the world to admire. Whether the wooden phone is a success or not will be seen in the future, however, the brilliant idea for this massive musical instrument in the forest is something we can all admire.

Talking of xylophones, this musician below is one of the best you’ll find on YouTube. In the video below he plays the Mario Brothers theme song on the xylophone. This may only be a normal-sized xylophone, but Aaron Grooves makes it sound massive!

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