Jay's Drum

by Jay M.

My instrument is a drum. I made it with a strawberry lemonade tin can and sheets of colored foam. I covered the can with the foam. I used a hot glue gun to stick it on the can. Before I glued it all together, I put raw beans inside the can. The colors of foam were purple, stripes, and orange.

The drum I made makes sound two different ways. If you hit the plastic lid, it vibrates and sound comes off it. The other way it makes sound is from the beans. If you shake the drum, the beans hit inside the tin can and make noise. The tin can vibrates.

The drum makes different pitches. If you drum on the plastic lid, it makes a low pitch. If you shake the beans inside, they make a higher pitch