"The Thumb Harp" by Julayne

My name is Julayne. The instrument I have chosen is the thumb harp. I

chose this instrument because I thought it would be interesting and fun.

This instrument was made by my Dad and me. First, my dad cut six pieces

of wood to form the box. My Dad used the drill to make the sound holes.

Then we used pieces of an old chair to make the part that holds the tines.

Then I sanded the box and the pieces of chair and Dad and I stained the wood

together. After that, we added the tines and screwed on the top piece of wood.

The sound is produced by striking a key on the panel. You can change

the sound by tightening and loosening the keys. To me it sounds like wind

chimes swaying in the summer breeze.