My instrument is called the Bottle Bass. I
got the my idea by trying to make another type of
instrument. So it was a failure that turned into a
success. The instrument belongs to the percussion family.
My instrument sounds like the bass drum and it has a very
low pitch. It looks like a pop bottle. The volume of my
instrument can go very loud and very smooth.
The materials I used were a pop bottle and
water. Mrs. Rexford let me have the bottle for my
Here are directions for making my instrument. Fill
a pop bottle almost full of water and put the top on. No
one helped me with the project, but my Mom gave me some
suggestions. I didn't actually make anything on the
instrument. The problem I had with it was, when I took
the top off, it didn't really make a sound and it
I play my instrument by hitting it from
the sides. I change the volume by hitting it harder
and softer. I can only play it one way.
I thought the project was great. The best thing
about the project was when I got to fill the bottle up
with water. I learned that my instrument vibrates a