First my mom ordered
me a cow horn off the Internet. When I finally got
it I took some sandpaper and started to sand it. It
took me about three days to sand the horn. Then
after I finished sanding the horn, I took some
steel wool and rubbed it on my horn to make it
smooth. Then my dad cut off the sharp part of the
horn, and evened out the part of the horn that was
attached to the cows head so the horn would look
better. Then I took a wet rag and waxed by horn.
Finally my dad tied a leather shoelace to the horn
so I could carry it.
After I finished
making the horn I practiced playing it. To make a
sound you just blow in the small hole at the end of
the horn. Your lips have to be puckered up and
tight when you blow air in or you won't get any
It's pitch is low and
can be changed by how tight you make your lips. You
blow harder to make the dynamics loud. The timbre
is kind of rough and loud. The battle bugle is a
VERY hard instrument to play.