Balloon Drums

To start my project Bruce and I went to Home Depot to get items we needed. First we got wood and measured it to make lines and x's. Then Bruce cut the wood. Next I started sanding. After I was done sanding Bruce cut the pipe and I held it. Next I took the pipe and sanded them and put tape on the pipe. I measured and put lines on the wood to put the floor plates.

I screwed in the floorplate. Next Bruce painted the pipe. Then I went to get balloons with my mom. Bruce and I did the balloon drums and it took about 3 weeks to do.

The sound is produced by being tapped. To make the sound different you would tap on it harder or softer&emdash;the dynamics. To make the pitch change you could stretch the balloon more. I thin my instrument sounds airy and smooth tones.