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...

Then we got a bit obsessed with the harp:

 

Hammering on a xylophone looks quite cool:

 

And check out these piano hammers in action:

 

Finally, we investigated the brass section...

Work those fingers, tuba guy.

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

Oh, and the trombone. 

That slide action. Mmm.