My mom and dad helped
me make my instrument. My mom brought home a long
tube made of cardboard for the base of the
instrument. Then I got nails and a hammer from the
My mom put X's to
show me where to hammer the nails. I used about 60
nails. While I was hammering the nails in the
cardboard, my dad found 2 pumpkin Frisbees to put
on the ends of the cardboard tube.
After I finished
putting the nails in the tube, I needed to find
something that I could put in and that can make
noise. First I tried large beads, but that wasn't
the sound I was looking for. Then my mom tried
small beads, but that wasn't the sound I was
looking for either.
After my mom and I
talked about it, we came up with beans. When we
got the beans, I put them in the tube. When I
tipped the instrument over, it was the sound we
were looking for. Then I got tape and taped the
Frisbees at the ends. For the decorating, I chose
to paint it.
My dad showed me how
to work the black spray can. Once the black paint
got dried, I set the instrument on the table and
started painting over the black with red. The
timbre is like rain hitting the roof of a house.
To change the pitch I'd have to change what is
inside. To change the dynamics, I tip it fast or
slow to make it loud or soft. It took about 3 days
to make my instrument.