Introduction: Percussion

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The drum appeared in history as far back as 6000 B.C in possibly Africa. Now a days you can make it out of pretty much anything.To make a fun and simple percussion is easy and uses out of the ordinary kitchen appliances to make a kitchen snare drum

Step 1: Items Need

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You use average house appliances listed below

•a pair of chop sticks
•empty pot
•tape (preferably masking)
•stretchy rubber band

All these are common house hold items that you never thought you could use to make a drum!

Step 2: Covering the Empty Top

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The first thing you need to do to achieve your drum is carefully covering the tip of the pot with your tape. You can just use a simple straight line pattern. Each line of tape will over lap the previous line of tape approximately 1/2 of an inch. Start one side and then work your way across the top creating a flat surface. An important thing to keep in mind is leave a 5 inches excise of tape on each side of each strand of tape.

Step 3: Securing the Blanket of Tape

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In this step you will tighten the sheet of of tape you made in the previous step to the top of the pot. To do that you use a stretchy rubber band that can fit tightly around the circumference of the top of the pot. Make sure it is tight

Step 4: Finishing Touches

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To finally finish up your new homemade drum you will need make a few final adjustments. First you cut off excess tape that is left under the rubber band, leave about 1/4 of an inch. Then you can adjust the rubber band to assure that it is as tight as possible. Finally you can add decoration to the side of drum(this step is optional).

Step 5: The Outcome

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Now you are done! Just grab the chopsticks and produce a rhythmic flow on your new kitchen drum.

Comments

incindiary (author)2014-06-07

This is fascinating. I'm going to have to try it!

craftclarity (author)2014-06-05

Any way to adjust it like a tabla?

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