"The Arrow Xylophone" by Whitney
The instrument I made is called the Arrow Xylophone. The sound is made by the hollow insides of the arrows.

When the long arrows are tapped you get a high sound. When the short arrows are tapped you get a low sound.

For the arrows to stay in place you have to have the wood at different lengths. The way we made this is I measured the arrows. Dad cut them with his arrow cutter. I measured the wood and Dad cut it. Dad drilled the holes with the drill. I cut and placed the fuzz. This helps with the tuning. Dad screwed the nails.

The pitch can be changed by the size of the arrows. The dynamics can be changed by the way I hit the arrows.

To me the arrow xylophone sounds like wind chimes in the summer breeze or birds in the trees in spring.