I chose this instrument because it
sounded like a fun instrument to play.
First I went to Wal-Mart and got black
balloons. My Grandpa already had the
plywood to make the stand. To start we put
wood in a planer to make it smooth. We had
to put the wood in the planer five times and
another planer twice.
Then I measured holes to put the PVC pipes
in. My Grandpa helped me use a huge drill
to cut the twelve holes that I needed to put the
PVC pipes in. But before I could put them
in I had to measure and cut the PVC pipes.
I cut the PVC pipes myself because the saw was
After I got home from my Grandpa's
house I put contact paper on the PVC
pipes so they wouldn't look so much
like PVC pipes. Then I took stuff
called varnish and painted it on so it
would be darker than regular wood. My
Dad helped me with the contact paper
and the varnish. I can make the sound
louder by hitting the balloons
I can make the sound softer by not hitting it
as hard. Another way I can make the sound
different is having different lengths in the PVC
pipes. I can also change the sound by
making the balloons tighter or looser.
The sounds that my drums can make
are hollow, poundy, soft, and muted
sounds. My drums sound muted when I hit
it with my whole hand. When I hit it
with one finger it sounds hollow. If
you smack it, it will sound poundy.