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Re: Making musical instruments - need some help

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From: Michelle Lowe (mishlowe_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Thu Feb 15 2001 - 21:40:20 PST


At 04:43 PM 2/15/2001, you wrote:
>Hi there, I'm thinking about doing an after-school class (6 1-1/4hr.
>sessions) on making musical instruments. I have done rainsticks maracas,
>and sand-blocks. Has anyone ever made drums? I'd love to hear some ideas
>about it. I thought of just using buckets and decorating them, but also
>thought about somehow stretching rubber around the top of a can,
>or....something??? Any kind of instrument ideas would be great. I'd love
>to tie it all in to a certain culture, but not a must. This would be for
>children in grades k-5.
>
>Any ideas would be wonderful!

How about stretching rubber bands across a shoe box or something to create
a guitar-like instrument?

Nails on a stick might work for this too...

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