First, we experimented with making an object (a ruler) vibrate and listening to the sound it made. We discussed how sound is often created when an object vibrates. Over the next sessions, we made a variety of instruments. Each had a different way to make a sound.
The first instrument was made by simply putting keys on a pipe cleaner ring.
As they clinked together they made a beautiful ringing sound.
Some of the other instruments we made were:
-Chinese rattle drums
-Paper mâché maracas
-Coffee can drums
In addition to making and playing instruments, we also read books about music. Many of the books included music and songs.
Charlie Parker Plays BeBop
The Doodle Flute
and probably our favorite story/song was:
Mama Don't Allow