Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Quaker, Shaker, Strummer, Drummer!!

My daughter Emma has a school project to make a musical instrument. The resulting article has been named the "Quaker, Shaker, Strummer, Drummer". It consists of a decorated Quaker oats tub, filled with dried beans, and wrapped with various sizes of elastic bands. Volume is altered by shaking, strumming or drumming harder of softer. Pitch is altered by having different size beans in the two tubs, plucking different size elastic bands, or patting different areas of the drum top. Who said creativity was dead...

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