The contribution of music to our daily lives is immeasurable. It brings us together and the saying that it is the language of our heart and soul is true. The way I understand it, there is nothing to replace music in our lives. Without music, our lives will be less interesting.
What if you are to create your own music with your own improvised instrument, what would pick? We can produce music by leaves, fruits, cans, spoon or anything around us. Regardless of what instrument you create, the music it will produce is still a beautiful sound to your ear.
This is the handmade musical instrument that my younger daughter is required to do in her music class. We thought of making a drum but the teacher warned not to do it anymore because it is easy with only a can and a fabric to use. Something different came up with her mind, the maraca. Students will be graded according to creativity, completion time and uniqueness. I just realized that doing this task helps her creativity juice flows, utilize what is there in the trash and save money. It takes only a little step to finish it. We can also order an instrument if it is required, at least to add a unique sound to her instrument. It sounds good using only plastic bottles, pebbles and other materials to decorate maraca. Pebbles were not use in this project because it sounds like a broken tin can so we replaced it with small beads.
This is the musical instrument that my daughter did with my little help. It may not be the bestest but certainly the effort in making it paid off.