My Grandpa, Rick and
Mom all helped me to make my instrument.
My mom and I read the
instructions so we would know what we needed to
make the Thumb Piano. My Grandpa cut the wood. He
and I glued the pieces together and then used a
nail gun to make sure it would stay. I used a drill
to make holes in the top of the box that Grandpa
and I made. Rick and I used a grinder to round and
shine the tines of a rake. The tines are used to
make the sound. We screwed the tines to the top of
the box above the holes at an angle so that each
tine would make a different note.
It took us all day to
make my instrument. The next day I stained
To make the brassy
sound you need to strum the tines of the Thumb
Piano with your fingers.
I can make my
instrument sound many different ways. If I strum it
hard it makes a loud dynamic. If I strum it soft it
makes a soft sound. The tines on one end have a low
pitch and the others have a high pitch.