This unit is one of my all-time favorites. In fact, it’s the only unit I’ve taught all 19 years of my career.
- strings (chordophones)
- solid material (idiophones)
- stretched skin (membranophones)
- air (aerophones)
I explain the Invented Instrument assignment and show pictures.
Students browse books for ideas, fill out the plan form, and bring in materials to build if they want to (most would rather work at home).
Explain sound piece, work in class
Links for Making Your Own Instruments
There are so many more links and even YouTube videos.