These are the wind instruments the students made in 1999. Some are double-reed instruments like the oboe, some are excited by an air jet (like the flute), and some are lip-driven like a trumpet.
Elizabeth plays the Panda Flute, which
Caleb calls this instrument "Tylenol Not
she made from a bamboo plant and a Included," perhaps because it is a bit shrill.
bassoon reed. It is a double-reed instrument, with the cut end
of the straw serving as the reed.
John's Kurtzophone works on a principle similar to Ken jams on the Party Pipe, so named because it
Caleb's instrument, but with fingerholes to allow a sounds like a New Year's Eve party favor.
wider range of pitches.
Catherine plays a set of pan pipes she made from copper tubing. She
selected the lengths so the pipes play an F# scale.
Catherine's flute (which she named "Ed") is made from PVC piping. She drilled the fingerholes with a heated nail.
Stretch Horn incorporates a bellows so that the length of the cylindrical
section can be changed. This is similar to the design of a trombone.
Ben plays the Sewage Horn (made from sewage pipe). The mouthpiece has a constriction, like a trumpet. The bell is made from a paper cup.
Jennie's Scytheridu was made from a Halloween
decoration. It is played like the Australian
Here are a few more photos of the wind instruments, courtesy of Dan
Sears of the UNC News Bureau.
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