THE LIGHTNING STRIKE
The “Lightning Strike” is a string and percussion instrument, like a drum and guitar combined.
It is made out of a shoebox, rubber bands, plastic cups, waxed paper and glue.
It is a member of the string family because plucking the strings causes them to vibrate producing its sound.
Each of the rubber bands is a different thickness, changing its pitch. The thicker the rubber band, the lower the sound and the thinner, the higher.
It is a member of the percussion family because tapping the top or sides of the cup with a pencil or your hands causes the wax paper to vibrate producing its sound.