Synopses & Reviews
Pluck them, bang them, shake them, and blow into them! These instrumentsand#151;from wood temple gongs to water drums and stamping tubesand#151;produce every type of joyful noise. Make a fun and#147;gourd orchestraand#8221; of rattles, like a Mesoamerican Indian rain stick and African shekere; a Caribbean guiro; a gorgeous mbira or thumb piano; and friction drums that wail or roar. There are instruments from near and far, from the unusual to the familiar banjo and guitar. Tips on choosing, cleaning, and sealing a gourd, and decorating and playing the finished instrument, help to create beautiful music.
Actual instructions on gourd transformations into spike fiddles, water drums, and even xylophones are included.--Booklist. Highly recommended for general crafts as well as ethnomusicology collections.--Library Journal. Get this Book!--Whole Earth.