Everyone has used their rulers as swords, to launch rubbers at their friends, slap their enemies, and occasionally draw the odd straight line and event to measure distance.
But we’re willing to bet that you didn’t know about one of the humble ruler’s greatest uses: as a musical instrument!
The Musical Ruler makes it easy to play a tune on the ol’ measuring stick, as the clever designers at SUCK UK have marked lines along the edge of it to show you exactly where to place the ruler in order to get the note you need.
To help guide you through to ruler-player stardom, also included is a ‘Guide to Ruler Playing’ book, which talks you through the ins and outs of hitting the right notes and playing a few tunes, including classics such as ‘Shel be coming round the mountain’.
What is truly amazing about this instrument is how subtly versatile and portable it is – you couldn’t sneak a guitar into physics class, but there is a good chance your teacher will insist on you bringing your (musical) ruler! Practice in school, at work, uni, in a meeting, or even at the dinner table – the musical ruler is truly the modern day instrument, designed for busy people who live life to the fullest with a work hard, play attitude.