Making Instruments

Instrument Gallery
Check out the cool instruments made by Music City third graders
Danielle created chimes from keys.
Grade Three Jamboree
Grade Three Jamboree
Grade Three Jamboree
Grade Three Jamboree

The Task!

You are invited to attend the third grade jamboree at Eagle Creek Elementary. You need to use your own homemade instrument. Your job is to research and create a musical instrument that produces sound.

Project steps:

  1. Research the methods of producing sound (This is introduced in your music class).
  2. Choose a sound method, design and decorate your instrument.
  3. Present your instrument to a second grade class, explaining how you designed it and demonstrate playing it.
  4. In your classroom, use expository writing to explain how you made your instrument. Expository writing includes all the facts or steps the reader needs to understand how you made your instrument. Your teacher may also ask you to draw a diagram.
  5. Join in the Jamboree in Music City for a fun activity to enjoy the learning you have experienced. (This event is planned by Mrs. Engell and all the classes attend at one time.)
Here are some sites you can look at for ideas:
Museum of Musical Inventions
Aboriginal Instruments
Make a didgeridoo
Violin Making
Eagle Creek Instrument Gallery
Boom Pipes
Another Boom Pipe Site
How to Make more than 20 Instruments
Bash The Trash - Instrument Construction Zone
Experimental Instruments Showcase
Homemade Instruments
Science of Sound
Gametone Homemade Gamelan Instruments
Lessons from STOMP
Homemade Musical Instruments - Scouts
Making Musical Instruments
Making Homemade Insruments
More Homemade Instruments
Other Instruments
Musical Instruments to Make
Kid's Craft - Instrument Making
Pictures to Click for Instruments
Ideas for Making Instruments
The Musical Scientist
Gametone Homemade Gamelan Instruments
Make your Own Instruments
RhythmWeb - Homemade Percussion

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