Banish Budget Woes
Music budget a bit tight?
Not to worry.
With a little time and energy, and the ability to follow instructions, your faith community can build up a collection of instruments in no time using easily obtainable materials.
What to Make
A casual visit to your local carpet dealer could see you with the makings of carpet tube bongos. PVC offcuts can be transformed into a nifty xylophone, and pipes. The possibilities are endless, and the costs are low. In northern Victoria some years ago, I know of one man who recovered road kill to make his djembe drums - not everyone's idea of a good time.
Gather a bunch of people together and make a day of it.
Here's a sample of 'make your own instruments' sites available.
Includes rain sticks, balloon drums, pipes and more, with video footage to assist in the crafting.
Make claypot chimes, maracas and even a xylophone using PVC pipe.
Includes a gourd rattle and carpet tube bongos.
For an Aussie bush flavour this site includes instructions for making a lagerphone, washboard and box bass.
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