The American Shaker

This instrument is made out of a dowel, a cup, duct tape, beads and string.

It is a member of the orchestral percussion family.

How you make sound on this instrument is by turning the dowel which makes the beads hit the sides of the cup.

The size of the instrument and the tension of the surface control the pitch of this instrument.

Also, by how hard
or lightly you play it effects the volume produced.