|Uncommon instruments-from ancient times, or from countries other than our own, or those that we invent-include:
• the didgeridoo-a long wooden trumpet
• the daxophone-a wooden blade attached to a wooden block with contact microphones
• the bubble organ-made from balloons, water, old furniture, and rain gutters
• the aquaggaswack-tuned pot lids welded onto plumbing pipes
Research "uncommon instruments" on the Internet for more examples, and visit www.vegetableorchestra.org for a truly inventive treat.
After all this inspiration, fashion your own uncommon instrument. Children are instinctively creative, so include them in this exercise.
"Light the spark,
Greet the muse,
Open the channel,
Ideas flow through."