First my dad and I found a
piece of pipe and cut it into 8 different lengths.
I helped him measure out different lengths to cut
each chime. The longest piece is 12 inches long
and the shortest piece is 9 inches long. Then my
dad drilled holes in the tops of each piece of pipe
to put a wire through to hang it from the piece of
wood, which my dad also drilled holes in for the
wire. After he drilled the holes, I attached the
pieces of pipe to the piece of wood with the wires.
My mom gave me a wooden spoon and a plastic spoon
to be my beaters. It took us about an hour to
complete my chimes.
The way my chimes make
music is with someone and something hitting it or
tapping it. The way I change the dynamics would
be to hit hard and soft. The way to change the
pitch is to hit it with different objects,, such as
a wooden spoon and a metal spoon. Some timbre
words are tinkly, clinky and
The materials I used are a
drill, drill bit, wood, bandsaw, vise, string, and
wire. My dad was the only person I needed to help
me to use the power tools.