Musical Instruments (Crafts from Many Cultures Series)

Musical Instruments (Crafts from Many Cultures Series)

by Meryl Doney

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Throughout history, people in every part of the world have been making and playing musical instruments. Some instruments are objects found in nature, and some involve complex technology, but every instrument has its own special sound and use. Travel the world from Australia to Zimbabwe and beyond, then try making and playing a Bolivian panpipe, a Kenyan thumb piano, an Indonesian xylophone, or any of nine other fascinating instruments from many cultures.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780836840452
Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing
Publication date: 01/28/2004
Series: Crafts from Many Cultures Series
Pages: 32
Product dimensions: 8.48(w) x 10.70(h) x 0.33(d)
Age Range: 8 - 11 Years

Table of Contents

A Musical History: Your Own Music-Making Kit4
Sticks and Stones--Australia, Zimbabwe, and Mexico: Make Your Own Rhythm Sticks6
Shake and Rattle--Southern Africa and Togo: Weave a Basket Shaker8
Bells on their Toes--India and Zimbabwe: Cookie-Tin Tambourine10
Hanging Sounds--Mexico and Indonesia: Make Tile Music12
"Tongues" and Thumbs--Pakistan and Kenya: Make a Thumb Piano14
Flutes and Whistles--Central America, Mozambique, and Peru: Make a Clay Flute16
Types of Pipes--Bolivia, Nigeria, and Syria: Make a Set of Panpipes18
Strings and Bows--Mozambique and Jordan: Make a One-String Violin20
Guitars Old and New--China and Zimbabwe: Recycle an Oil Can22
Frame Drums--North America: Make a Paper Prayer Drum24
Great Drums--Kenya, Gambia, Zimbabwe, and Tunisia: Make a Skin Drum26
Making Music28
More Books to Read--Web Sites31

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