Wednesday, 15 June 2016

Musical takes tins

Musical takes tins

Need :
A square or rectangular metal cake tin
5 rubber bands that will stretch length wise around the cake tin
A piece of thick cardboard, big enough to overlap one end of the cake tin
% soft drink caps or small pebbles


1. Measure and cut out a rectangular piece of cardboard. It should  be slightly Wider than the cake tin and should cover about half the length of the tin

2. Lay the piece of cardboard over one end of the tin, and stretch the rubber bands lengthwise around the tin. Space them evenly across the cardboard Beside each string write a number- 1,2,3,4 and 5.

3.Slip one of the soft drink caps or pebbles between each of the rubber bands and the cardboard.

4. Puck one of the rubber bands at the  uncovered end of the tin, and listen to the sound it makes as it vibrates. You can change the sound that each string makes by moving the soft drink cap or pebble back and forth under the string. Experiment to find out how to make the notes higher and lower.

5. When you have have tuned all the string, try picking out a tune on your instrument. When you've found one you like, write it down by recording the number of  each note in turn. Put a dash  where you want a rest,or break, in the tune.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Mele,
    I love your writing and the way you presented it.I thought it was amazing but maybe add some colours to brighten it up.



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