Tuesday, 17 October 2017

Musical Madness!

Today we went out to the field and created our own reed instruments. To do this, we held a single blade of grass tightly between our thumbs, placed our thumbs to our lips and blew. When we did this, the blade of grass vibrated, causing a note! We even realised that you can change the pitch of the note by changing the position of your lips and air pressure over the blade of grass. We also found that it was easier to create a note with a wider blade of grass.
 It took us a while to grasp the concept. but some of us are getting better with practice! Perhaps we could create an orchestra with our home-made reed instruments!?











8 comments:

  1. Cool, If you had a beer bottle and put some water in it and make more of them and the blow them they make different sounds.
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  2. Hi everyone! My name is Braeden, I'm a year 6 Student at Ohaeawai primary.
    I never knew that you could make a musical instrument out of grass! Can't wait to try it. Next time can you please make a video?
    Please come check out my blog at http://osbraedenl.blogspot.co.nz/
    Bye for now!

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  3. Hi there, My name is Sara from Ohaeawai Primary School. It's weird what you can do with a single piece of grass. I think you should have done a video of it so we can hear what it sounds like. From Sara
    Go to my blog at: ossarag.blogspot.co.nz

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  4. Hello Room 10 My name is Mia I am 10 Years old from Ohaeawai primary School. I really love how you guys have described what you did and how it ended. Next time I think you should make a video on what you step by step show us what happened. Thanks Blog ya later.......Mia

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  5. Hi! My name is Hollie I am from Ohaeawai Primary School and I'm a year six student. Wow that sounds like fun to do maybe I should try it sometime. Next time can you please make a video. please check out Ohaeawi Primary School blogs.
    Bye for now!

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  6. Kia ora Room 10,
    I was very interested to read about your reed instruments. When I go home from work I am going to give this a go! Will it work with any blade of grass? What a good idea to create an orchestra! Like other commenters have said, I would love to hear a video clip of your reed instruments in action.
    Tania

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    1. Hi My name is Zaeeda from room 10 and I am glad you liked this post. I am also happy that you are going to try this at home. You asked if it would work with any blade of grass. It would work but it is easier to use a thick blade. Thanks for commenting on our blog.

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    2. Thanks Zaeeda, I did try but didn't have much luck, SO I will try again with a thicker blade and see if I have more success.

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