#637 Rocking out on air instruments

air drumsOh, there’s more than just guitar.

How many of these other air classics have you pulled off?

1. Air drums. Riding shotgun and nailing solos on the dashboard or cooking dinner and feeling the beats on the kitchen counter, you either go with the My-Fingers-Are-Drumstricks method or the My-Fists-Are-Holding-Air-Drumsticks method. Both sound excellent.

2. Air Keyboard. No Air Resume is complete without some strong Air Keyboard experience. Nail it by squeezing your eyes shut, raising your brows, biting your lip, and swaying back and forth.

air harmonica3. Air Harmonica. Using sparingly for Bruce Springsteen and Tom Petty songs.

4. Air Cow Bell. If you master Air Cow Bell, be prepared to be invited to all the coolest parties and hottest dances. Bonus points for playing with a giant, open-mouthed smile and wildly bobbing head while being really, really tall.

Yes, rocking out in a state of air-playing bliss is one of life’s great joys. When you’re in the zone there’s a tear in the fabric of space-time and you’re suddenly transported to a sold out Air Stage in front of millions and millions of sweaty screaming Air Fans.

Your big buckets of passion and never-ending supply of energy helps keep our planet spinning, so pump those fists, nail those high notes, and rock on, rock star, rock on.


air familyPhotos from: here, here, and here

50 thoughts on “#637 Rocking out on air instruments

    1. Steering wheel drums are the best! Get some good head banging synchronized with the heavy metal and you are set, baby!

  1. There’s nothing better than when you and a few friends spontaneously form an air band, and everyone chooses a different instrument, and the moment isn’t ruined by fighting over who gets to play guitar. AWESOME!

  2. Air Tambourine is a fave of mine, but nothing beats the simplicity of air bass. All it takes is a mean pout and a bit of understated finger action.

  3. Technically that “air family” pictured has instruments (or should I say kitchen utensils?), but I suppose the sentiment is the same. :) Love your blog, by the way. I look forward to reading your posts each day!

  4. My 4 year old nephew is the king of forming spontaneous air bands. Everyone must participate.

    The last air band was created at my grandma’s 80th birthday party. I was delegated to Air Tambourine, while others were on piano and drums. My nephew lead us all with his air guitar while signing “Smoke on the Water”.

    Truly awesome.

  5. Oh jeez, you don’t even understand. I am the greatest air musician who has ever lived.

    This is your best post so far.

  6. I ALWAYS air-drum to the solo bridge in Phil Collins’ “In the Air Tonight”, without fail (and once I’m done with that, promptly change the station). AWESOME!

    1. That’s my favourite drum bridge, too! Once on a road trip when this song came on (I was sitting shot-gun), I just reached my hands up and nailed that drum bridge on the ceiling of the car. No one expected it, and it was executed perfectly. Awesome!

  7. my brothers and i did an air band competition when we were kids. we had matching jean jackets and I was on Air Keytar. It ruled.

  8. C’mon Air Harmonica NEEDS Bob Dylan!! Also, I have already mastered Air Harmonica to the end of The Who’s Baba O’Riley, like Roger does it live!!

  9. I cannot sing without air-microphoning. As soon as I start to belt out those sweet lyrics, there’s my hand, curled up like its holdin a mic, letting me pretend to project my not-so-lovely voice to my own air fans. Every. Single. Time.

  10. you know what i think is awesome? turning the radio to a station that’s playing “in the air tonight” by phil collins just before the big drums part comes. that makes for some awesome air drums!

  11. Air guitar while holding an actual guitar. Do it in front of the mirror and you’ll feel like Jimi Hendrix and Brad Pitt rolled into Awesomest. Person. Ever.

  12. This is a sentiment about witch instruments that you can play in the air at u nice song.
    I have chose this because it´s a nice topic.
    When I wont to be crazy I set some music on and than I play some air guitar.
    I do it sometime when now one is watching because i otherwise be ashamed.
    This sentiment is about other instruments you can play in place of air guitar.
    Basally you can play anything in the air but some examples are drums, keyboard ,harmonica.
    After a stressy day it can be nice to lisen to a nice song and to relax completely.
    But of course its al little bit funny if you see someone do this.
    It’s very funny!
    And I know that everybody likes it.

  13. Love #2, of course everybody knows that Born to Run, by Bruce was inspired by, that’s right… moi.
    Love the last pic!
    Love Scrubs.
    Thanks for the entrtainment; airn’ to be human everyone:D

  14. I have a guy in my class who constantly plays the air drums! He drums like crazy on the tables. But it can get pretty annoying when the notes I’m writing become a scribbly, scrawly mess of pen and paper.

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