Instrument-a-week (7): Water Flute

on Apr 20, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music, News

Water Flute Difficulty: 4 of 5 Attention: Assistance of an adult is required when cutting hard plastic tubes and preparing a hardwood plug! MATERIALS: 5 PVC sewer tubes, 40mm diameter and 30 cm in length (different number of tubes can be used; it is important to set them in a closed geometrical shape with elbows […]

Instrument-a-week (6): Froggy

on Apr 13, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music, News

FROGGY Difficulty: 3 out of 5 YOU WILL NEED: a short tube with a diameter of about 40 – 50 mm and a length of 50-70 mm (easiest is if you use a cardboard tube, diameter 45 mm, used in post offices in Europe in rolls of stickers for envelopes), cylindrical rod made of beech […]

Instrument-a-week (5): Bird Whistle

on Apr 6, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music, News

BIRD WHISTLE First version Difficulty: 2 out of 5 YOU WILL NEED: square wooden batten, dimensions 1.5 cm x 1.5 cm or 2 cm x 2 cm a piece of hard plastic, thickness 1-2 mm plastic band for gift-wrapping wood saw scissors strong adhesive INSTRUCTIONS: Cut the wooden batten into into segments: one segment of […]

Instrument-a-week (4): Cardboard Tubophone

on Mar 16, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, News

CARDBOARD TUBOPHONE Difficulty: 4 out of 5 YOU WILL NEED: cardboard tubes with a diameter of 5.5 to 6 cm and a total length of about 5m (they can be obtained for free at the stores selling fabric; they are useed to roll the fabric), 2 angular cardboard strips (such strips are used to protect […]

Instrument-a-week (3): Moped

on Mar 8, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music, News

Moped Difficulty: 2 out of 5 YOU WILL NEED: a sheet of smooth and thicker paper, 18 cm x 18 cm (old poster or the cover of a magazine) a smooth round rod or tube, with a diameter of 1 cm and a length of about 25 cm scotch tape scissors INSTRUCTIONS: Roll the paper diagonally […]

Instrument-a-Week (2): Fruit-Box Kalimba

on Mar 1, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music, News

FRUIT-BOX KALIMBA Difficulty:  3  of 5 YOU WILL NEED: 5-10 large hairpins cardboard fruit – box hardwood batten  0,5 cm * 1 cm * 100 cm electric drill drill 2,5 mm strong glue hammer x-screwdriver wood – screws M3 * 15-20 mm INSTRUCTIONS: Hairpins should be broken into halves: position each flat onto a hard […]

Instrument-a-Week (1): Membranophone

on Feb 23, 2014 in Instrument-a-week, Music

MEMBRANOPHONE Difficulty: 3 of 5 YOU WILL NEED: plastic tube with a diameter of 20 mm and a length of 30-40 cm (use the so-called PN pipe, which can be purchased in building stores – it is used in construction for installing electrical cables) PPR reducing T-piece 25 cm (a diameter of upper and bottom […]