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Sister needs help with musical instruments for 10yr old's homework

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earlgrey Sat 03-Jun-06 18:24:11

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HarpsichordCarrier Sat 03-Jun-06 18:26:24

OK first what about the famous gamelan
sacred and all that

HarpsichordCarrier Sat 03-Jun-06 18:28:23

something about West African drums?

HarpsichordCarrier Sat 03-Jun-06 18:29:22

or the Irish bodhran

HarpsichordCarrier Sat 03-Jun-06 18:31:15

Japanese shamisen?

ScummyMummy Sat 03-Jun-06 18:31:19

The old joanna for sing songs down the pub in London's east end?

HarpsichordCarrier Sat 03-Jun-06 18:31:50

or what about the harp in Irish/Welsh Celtic culture?

earlgrey Sat 03-Jun-06 18:36:39

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earlgrey Sat 03-Jun-06 18:52:08

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Yorkiegirl Sat 03-Jun-06 18:54:03

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southeastastra Sat 03-Jun-06 19:52:24

ive got a music homework problem as well, (or should I say son has) how can you make a woodwind instrument that works, out of cardboard? argh

HarpsichordCarrier Sat 03-Jun-06 19:53:47

bloody hell that's not easy....
let me have a think......

HarpsichordCarrier Sat 03-Jun-06 19:56:39

how old is he?
would a kazoo be sufficient or something more complicated

Tube Kazoo

materials: toilet tissue or paper towel tube, wax paper or tin foil, rubber band ...........................................
1. Cut a circle larger than the end of the tube from the wax paper or foil.
2. Put this circle over th end of the tube smoothing it out. Hold it in place with the rubber band. It must be smooth and tight.
3. With a pencil or pen twist a hole into the tube just below the rubber band.
4. To play, hold the open end of the tube to your mouth and hum or sing into it. You might have to pucker your lips a little.

HarpsichordCarrier Sat 03-Jun-06 19:58:39

I found this but I would be surprised if you could get an actual TUNE out of it

paper towel roll
waxed paper
rubber band

Cover one end of the paper towel roll with waxed paper, secure it with a rubber band. Punch a row of holes along one side of the roll with the tip of a pen.

To play, sing a tune into the open end of the horn.

southeastastra Sat 03-Jun-06 20:01:58

wow that was quick! we tried making panpipes but they're useless will try your suggestions! he is 12 thanks

southeastastra Sat 03-Jun-06 20:25:40

we (or rather he!) made the kazoo and it works really well, thanks. I think that should be ok it makes quite a good sound.

we have been thinking about this all afternoon driving us nuts!

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