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Music - Rhythm instruments (Maybe show a video about the group Stomp)
Social Studies - Native Americans (Western US, but I'm unsure of the
I've often heard these instruments referred to as African Rainsticks. There
may be a similar instrument in Africa, but this type of rainstick is modeled
on a Native American instrument. Cactus was dried, and the insides scraped
out. The thorns were pushed inside the cactus. Then one end was sealed and
seeds, rocks were added and the other end was sealed. Cactus does not grow
in Africa (outside of Hollywood movies), so another technique is probably
used to make a similar instrument.
San Angelo Museum of Fine Arts/Children's Art Museum
I am a student teacher in art, and I recently observed
another high school art class making rain sticks...I
would like to know if anyone has a lesson for making
these or any ideas on what materials can be used to
construct them and also what material makes the best
noise to fill it with.
Also I would like to receive all these messages in
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that-if anyone knows I would appreciate any
instructions. Thanks in advance and have a great day!
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