Wind Song

by Claire N.

The name of my musical instrument is Wind Song.

The instrument was made with copper pipe supended in a wooden frame. Copper pipe was selected because it is a good conductor of energy. Yarn was used because it is light weight and a poor conductor of energy. The copper pipe was cut into 6", 12", 18", and 24" lengths. The yarn was threaded through the pipe and secured to a wooden frame.

It produces sound when the copper metal tube is struck, causing the tube to vibrate. The vibrations travel through the air as waves. The waves reach your eardrum as sound. The copper tubes are suspended on a yarn string. This creates a fuller vibration. If the copper tubes were not suspended they would make a dull vibration.

The pitch is low, medium and high.