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Backpack Kits - Farmer Foot Drums
The Farmer Bass Drums, all designed by Pete Farmer, are the smallest, best sounding bass drums available. The small size doesn't mean small sound - these drums hold their own no matter where you play, from the front porch to the street, studio, or stage. All three bass drums will bring a low end heartbeat to your music without the hassle.
PVC Instrument Tutorial, part 2
So, I got to Home Depot to pick up more bends. I got enough for 6 more notes and I also picked up black couplings for the sharps. Now they look like they do on the piano! Should make it look cool and make it easier for my youngest daughter to keep track of where the notes are. The black couplings were exactly the same as the white ones so the change did not seem to change the sound or make the tubes out of tune. Whew! I started on the next notes, from F down to C. As soon as I added the F…
How to Make a PVC Pipe Xylophone Instrument - Frugal Fun For Boys and Girls
This week, we have been exploring the mathematics of music with a homemade PVC pipe xylophone! This was one of those projects that sort of evolved. The boys have been enjoying blowing into PVC pipe and making all kinds of crazy noises. They have noticed that longer pipes make a lower noise than shorter pipes. […]
Tubular drums, membranophone percussion instruments like Blue Man Group
Boobam drums Bill Loughborough's Boobam drums are tubular drums made of ABS pipes that are tuned by varying the pipe length. The drum heads are made of clear flexible plastic. Compact and light, they produce a great sound and can fit into tight spaces. They can be played with mallets or by hand or with the fingers. The accompanying sound sample is played fingerstyle, by the maker. Many bands such as the popular Blue Man Group use ABS or PVC pipe. The pipes are cut to exact lengths and played…