Exploring Musical Instruments and making Instruments
This workshop is an extension of the “Play with Sounds” programme. It further develops the children’s knowledge of music through the exploration of percussion instruments from around the world, hearing every day sounds like music and ultimately learning how to construct their own musical instruments out of raw materials. The activities described could be used in conjunction with “Play with Sounds” workshop, or as a separate workshop in itself. It is suitable for children from the ages of five to twelve years old. Some aspects of the workshop may be more suitable for children who are at the older end of this range, but ultimately the activities described below are flexible and can be adapted to suit the needs of the children involved. The overall aim of this workshop is to develop the children’s awareness of the sounds in their environment and how these sounds can be utilised to make music. They will learn how to transform everyday materials into musical instruments and develop an understanding of how everyday sounds can be heard as music.
Music with recycled plastic 1993 Dams Bologna composed and directed by Antonio Testa