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rainstick gourd shekeres other shakers easy key chime fancy key chime slapstick mallets

Other Homemade Instruments

Why spend your budget on something if you can make it? Time is often more available to me than money; and since I enjoy making things, I tend to experiment. Here are some results of my experiments, as well as other people's ideas. These pages have instructions on how to make these instruments, and sound samples, too.


gourd shekeres

other shakers

quick and easy key chime

fancier and more durable key chime

slapstick (or whipsnap)


extra bars for Orff instruments

easy streamers


rolling cart for bass xylophones


Future Attractions:

In the future I hope to include plans for the following instruments/items. If you have experience in making these things, please let me know! I would love to include your thoughts here. (Make sure you send me your name, so I can credit you.)

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