The Bow Instrument

by Zach B.

The name of my instrument is Bow. It belongs to the String family. I used a coffee can and string to make my instrument.

First, I made a hole at the center of the coffee can. Next I tied a rope on about a foot of wood. Then I put the rope through the hole I made on the coffee can. Finally, the instrument is ready to be played.

My mother helped me to make this instrument of mine. I play my instrument by puting my foot on top of the coffee can, and holding the wood with rope attached vertically above the coffee can, I pick on the rope like a guitar.

I like the instrument very well. I especially like the part when I was puting in the string. I learned how easy it is for me to make a musical instrument out of a recyclable material such as an empty coffee can.