7 incredible videos of musical instruments in super-slow motion

1 July 2015, 00:31

We filmed some musical instruments in slow motion - now's your chance to see what really happens to a xylophone when you hit it.

So, we got hold of a camera that shoots in slow motion. We also managed to find some musicians from the Orchestra of Welsh National Opera at Classic FM Live. Can you see where we're going with this?

We started with the string section:

Looking for some lovely cello vibrations...

Cello in slow motion


Then we got a bit obsessed with the harp:

Harp in slow motion



Hammering on a xylophone looks quite cool:

Xylophone in slow motion



And check out these piano hammers in action:

Piano hammers in slow motion



Finally, we investigated the brass section...

Work those fingers, tuba guy.

Tuba in slow motion


And the trumpet, of course, looks majestic slowed down:

Trumpet in slow motion


Oh, and the trombone. 

That slide action. Mmm.

Trombone in slow motion



Classic FM Apps

Get the Classic FM app for iPhone, iPad and Android - now with HD audio

bolero trombone fail

This trombone fail will make you laugh and then immediately feel awful for laughing

donald trump orchestra

A detailed music theory analysis of Donald Trump’s ‘Make America Great Again’ song