Rubber-Band Banjos and a Java Jive Bass: Projects and Activities on the Science of Music and Sound

Rubber-Band Banjos and a Java Jive Bass: Projects and Activities on the Science of Music and Sound

by Alex Sabbeth
     
 

Tune up and tune in to the wonderful world of music and sound!

Make a hip-hoppin' java jive bass out of an old coffee can. Put on your homemade tuxedo and conduct your own orchestra. Those are just some of the fun projects and activities you'll enjoy as you discover the mysteries and melodies behind the science of music and sound.

Learn how sounds are made, and

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Overview

Tune up and tune in to the wonderful world of music and sound!

Make a hip-hoppin' java jive bass out of an old coffee can. Put on your homemade tuxedo and conduct your own orchestra. Those are just some of the fun projects and activities you'll enjoy as you discover the mysteries and melodies behind the science of music and sound.

Learn how sounds are made, and how we hear them. Find out how your favorite instruments actually make music. You can even create your own electronic music studio.

Step-by-step instructions and illustrations guide you through dozens of projects and experiments. From a French horn made from a shower hose to a xylophone made from an egg carton and some household wrenches, Rubber-Band Banjos and a Java Jive Bass makes you part of the coolest band in town!

Editorial Reviews

Children's Literature - Uma Krishnaswami
Open up this activity book to any page, just about, and you get a blend of cool information and a musical how-to project. Build a bass, or a snake charmer's oboe. Make milk carton drums, or your own set of chimes. At the end of it all, there are instructions on how to arrange and conduct a performance. Many of the activities could make good summer time projects.
School Library Journal
Gr 5-7This thorough and lively presentation explores the world of sound and provides instructions for making musical instruments. Along the way, readers will learn about famous scientists who had musical inclinations, such as Albert Einstein, Alexander Graham Bell, and Galileo. Numerous, clear, pen-and-ink drawings illustrate the construction of instruments from a glass harmonica, to a violin, drums, and a foot-powered organ. Some adult help will be needed for some of the projects; others are so simple that only the materials are necessary. The scientific principles behind the creation of all the wonderful noises are explained, as is basic music notation. Covering much of the same territory as Margaret McLean's Make Your Own Musical Instruments (Lerner, 1988) but including more easy-to-make instruments, this volume is a welcome addition suitable for most collections.Kathryn Kosiorek, Cuyahoga County Public Library, Brooklyn, OH

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780471156758
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
02/28/1997
Pages:
112
Product dimensions:
9.23(w) x 7.54(h) x 0.24(d)
Lexile:
IG860L (what's this?)
Age Range:
8 - 12 Years

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