Xylophorest: The Nature Xylophone

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Today, more than half of the world’s population resides in cities. As the trend of urbanization continues, the population density of these centers will skyrocket. This means living in smaller spaces and decreased access to nature, leading to detrimental impacts on an individual’s quality of life and health. But here’s some good news: there are opportunities to integrate nature into everyday urban life. That’s where Xylophorest comes in.

It draws inspiration from sound and music therapy. When an individual listens to music, different parts of the brain are activated. However, when an individual plays a musical instrument, the result a “full-body brain workout,” which has long-term beneficial effects. 

Xylophorest combines the interactive experience of playing an instrument with the therapeutic, soothing sounds of nature. The product is simply played with your hands and can be used at home when you need a meditative break or for other therapeutic reasons. Find out what materials and tools you’ll need to build it and a step-by-step guide on how to build this magical instrument at home. 

View the tutorial on Instructables here.

Author: Evie

A freelance photographer / writer working to inspire curiosity and world travel.

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