The Glass Imbarimba is a unique instrument styled after the classic xylophone, that has been designed to be easy for people of any age to play. The 22 notes of the Glass Imbarimba are played by striking durable fiberglass bars that have been painted with automotive paint to resemble a wood finish. These bars are paired with a corresponding resonator made from PVC plastic pipe cut to specific lengths to produce different notes and painted in a variety of color options.
"Bamboo spiral: This gives an unusual auditory experience to anyone who ventures into the ‘forest’ of hanging bamboo poles - a version of surround sound!" - Sounds and Senses ≈≈ it's like an enormous wind chime.
Here's a fun way for kids to learn about music from different cultures. The thumb piano is a popular instrument throughout Africa. Experiment with the sound made by having the pins at different distances apart. Paint it your favorite colors and get playin
Written for adults, this hands-on guide demonstrates how to make easy musical instruments with children. Detailed instructions are included for making more than 60 unique instruments that are suitable
Big outdoor musical instruments are a lot of fun. It’s possible to buy or make tunes and untuned percussion instruments. If you are buying an instrument, ask to hear a recording of the sound it makes when played.
This is a tubulum, or a PVC pipe instrument. Inspired by the Blue Man Group, playing the instrument) built a “monster”-sized one with a maze-like structure — 82 elbows, 35 elbows and lengths of PVC — and “foam/duct tape