Cool Cardboard Instruments to Make & Play

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Sterling Publishing Company, Inc., 2000 - Crafts & Hobbies - 80 pages
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It can be as simple as putting a stick through a box and attaching a couple of nylon strings. But, with a few more techniques for working with cardboard, these fun-to-make and fun-to-play instruments from around the world can go beyond that, with remarkable sound quality. Strum a homemade Middle Eastern lute, or Oud; Chinese Moon Guitar; North Indian Sitar, or a shoebox zither. Fill the house with the angelic sound of an Angel Harp. Or, fashion big string basses, Australian Didgeridoos, trumpets, flutes, percussion tubes, and more.

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I love this book. I have built the lap dulcimer and the harp. The materials are simple and easy to find around the house or in a hardware store. The process of building helps a person understand the basic principles of creating an instrument that produces a good sound. With a little imagination you can begin building your own designs. I have made a lovely 22 string wooden lyre by using a combination of the "pizza box lyre" and the Celtic harp. This book is a lot of fun for both kids and adults. The pictures are clear and beautiful. The instructions are easy to understand. I recommend it for anyone interested in making inexpensive, practical, and lovely sounding musical instruments. 


Simple Guitars and Lutes
Wind Instruments
Harps and Lyres

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