will cover the cost of the art supplies.
The didgeridoo is believed to be the world’s oldest wind instrument, dating
back thousands of years. It originates as a musical instrument of the North Australian Aborigine.
The didgeridoo is traditionally played accompanied with clap sticks and/or the
clapping together of boomerangs in Corroborees (ceremonial dances). Players can also tap out rhythms on the side of the didgeridoo
using fingers or sticks.
Traditionally it is constructed from eucalyptus branches or bamboo, but a simple
didgeridoo can be made from a length of PVC pipe, some beeswax and paint. Along with making the didgeridoo participants will
also make a carrying case.
North Australian Aborigine and the Didgeridoo
Late Afternoon Snack
August - 11th- 18th- 25th
September - 8th - 13th - 15th- 22nd- 29th
Angel in My Pocket Project - (Random Act of Kindness)
will make One-Hundred plus handmade Angel Cards and Guardian Angel Medallions to be sent to soldiers at LandstuhlRegionalMedicalCenter in Germany.
Making of Handmade Cards and Medallions
August - 9th- 16th - 23rd-
September - 6th- 13th - 20th- 27th
November 10th The Mailing of;
The handmade Angel Cards and Guardian Angel Medallions
A Slit Drum is
an elaborate hard wood box that has tongues carved out of its top. Each tongue is tuned to a different note in a scale. When
a tongue is played it vibrates up and down producing a warm woody tone. Songs and melodies can be played either with provided
rubber mallets or with the tips of your fingers.
A metallophone is any musical insyrument
consisting of tuned metal bars which are struck to make sound, usually with
Metallophones have been used in music for thousands of years. There are several different types used in Balinese and Javanese gamelan ensembles, including the gender, gangsa and
saron. These instruments have a single row of bars, tuned to the distinctive pelog
or slendro scales, or a subset of them. The Western glockenspiel and vibraphone are also metallophones: they have two rows of bars, in an imitation of the piano keyboard,
and are tuned to the chromatic scale.
Alec Duncan, Thank you for the instruction and recommend reading. - Sharon Davis
Child’s Play Music is the
brainchild of Alec Duncan, a qualified early childhood educator. While working in child care he began building musical
instruments from recycled materials for children to use – instruments that were simple to play, safe, almost unbreakable
and which sounded great.- Perth & Mandurah, Western Australia.