Mini Banjo

“To learn music is to learn a whole new language.” Inculcating and introducing something new to children explores their thinking ability and opens new paths for them. Music not only teaches you to learn about it but in turn gives peace, calmness and steadiness in our lives. The task here is to make your very own musical instrument Banjo in its miniature form with easily available home supplies.





Introduction:


Being trained in music improves cognitive and non-cognitive skills. Patience and perseverance is something that a musician grasps while learning about it’s pleasing music. Making a mini and fun version of a musical instrument will first and foremost give curiosity to kids and they would like to try the actual instrument which will open a new path of learning an extracurricular activity.



Requirements:


  • Metallic bottle cover

  • Popsicle Stick

  • Rubber bands

  • Transparent tape and Glue




Steps:


  1. Take the metallic bottle cover and put three rubber bands across it parallelly. Position them in the center of the metallic bottle cover

  2. On the flat face of the metallic bottle, cover put a transparent tape on the rubber bands, so that they don’t move

  3. Over the place where you taped, stick a popsicle stick which will act as the rod


Learning Opportunity:


  • The banjo is a string instrument

  • The banjo is frequently associated with country, folk, Irish traditional and bluegrass music

  • The banjo comes in a variety of different forms, including four-string which is also called as a plectrum and five-string versions

  • The banjo consists of a wooden or metal drum, used as a soundboard and often with a ring made of metal

  • The musical instrument also has a neck mounted on the side of the drum, a tailpiece mounted on the opposite side, four or five strings, and a bridge


Time Required: 15 minutes


Cost: < $2


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