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DRUM & PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT
sa   BELL
sa   MARIMBA
sa   RASP (MUSICAL INSTRUMENT)
sa   XYLOPHONE
x   PERCUSSION INSTRUMENT
xx   MUSICAL INSTRUMENT

How to make old-time rhythm band instruments. Instructions included for making: maracas, a rubber-band guitar, a slide whistle, a washtub bass, a tom-tom, clacking spoons and a xylophone.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Jan 1974 (v.52#1) pg. 54

Padauk drum. Wooden drum emits resonate muted tones no matter how hard you beat the top with rubber mallets. Est. cost: $12.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Feb 1984 (v.62#2) pg. 76, 132

Kids making music. How to make percussion instruments (gong, drum and shaker) from items found around the house.
BETTER HOMES & GARDENS Mar 1998 (v.76#3) pg. 223

Glockenspiel, drum, cymbals, triangle and hummer.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1963 (v.53#10) pg. 65

Three South American instruments, a flute, a drum, and maracas.
BOYS' LIFE Feb 1965 (v.55#2) pg. 41

Pioneer musical instruments: drum bucket, sand block, washboard, cake-pan banjo, bucket bass, towel-tube kazoo and jug-band tuba.
BOYS' LIFE Oct 1970 (v.60#10) pg. 67

How to make bongo drums from coffee cans.
BOYS' LIFE Sep 1975 (v.65#9) pg. 50

Tips on musical instruments you can make from scrap materials. Includes tin can drums, washtub bass, gong, etc.
BOYS' LIFE Jun 1984 (v.74#6) pg. 43

How to make an African talking drum.
CREATIVE CRAFTS #76 Aug 1980 (v.7#4) pg. 39

Electronic bongos. Three miniature bongos can produce the sounds of practically any percussive instrument (drums, wood blocks, gongs, claves, etc.). Use any external amplifier. Each different sound costs about $3 to produce.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Mar 1967 (v.10#2) pg. 25

Electronic drums and cymbals play 11 rhythms (waltz, march, polka, cha-cha, tango, etc.). Est. cost: $40.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Nov 1968 (v.11#6) pg. 57

Electronic rhythm generator (sideman) for piano or organ. Lays down a steady beat like the bass drum, snare and high hat.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Jul 1970 (v.13#4) pg. 74

Electronic bongo drum is housed in a conventional bongo drum body but is capable of a wider range of pitch and volume.
ELECTRONICS ILLUSTRATED Nov 1972 (v.15#6) pg. 47

ThumbDrum. A controller that converts finger drumming into real drum sounds. Can be equipped with either (1) a MIDI (Musical Instrument Digital Interface) for connection to a computer or (2) a tone board to produce the sounds of a bass, tom-tom, snare, conga, wood-block, clave and synth drum. Est. cost: $99-$165 (kit). Part 1. Operating theory.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jun 1993 (v.64#6) pg. 33

ThumbDrum. Part 2. Construction.
ELECTRONICS NOW Jul 1993 (v.64#7) pg. 55

Electronic percussion instruments. Construction details for a battery-powered circuit that produces the sound of a drum, tom-tom, bongo, and blocks by pressing buttons.
ELECTRONICS WORLD Feb 1967 (v.77#2) pg. 36

Disco king. An electronic circuit which will produce the standard disco percussive patterns plus three variations. Also doubles as a base drum synthesizer. Est. cost: $20.
ELEMENTARY ELECTRONICS Nov-Dec 1978 (v.18#6) pg. 43

Wooden drum, patterned after the teponaztli (an ancient Aztec drum), has wooden protrusions (tongues) which are struck with drumsticks to produce the sound.
FINE WOODWORKING #8 Fall 1977 pg. 72

Simple musical instruments you can make. (1) African tongue drum. (2) Bamboo flute. (3) Thumb piano.
HANDMADE Spring 1982 (v.2#1) pg. 75, 70

Make a pair of painted gourd maracas.
HANDMADE #9 Summer 1983 (v.3#2) pg. 94, 83

Holiday noisemakers. (1) Tom-tom drum. (2) Tuning fork rattle. (3) Watchman's rattle.
HANDMADE #11 Nov-Dec 1983 (v.3#4) pg. 131

How to make a set of chimes with pieces of copper plumbing tube tied into a wood frame.
HANDY ANDY Dec 1979 (v.4#3) pg. 51

Photograph of low-noise drums made from wood, rubber, and linoleum.
HOME MECHANIX #735 Jul 1989 (v.85) pg. 8

Drummer extraordinaire. Photos illustrate the construction of a Civil War era drum.
LEATHER CRAFTERS & SADDLERS JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1997 (v.7#6) pg. 18

Drum Synthesizer. Easy-to-build electronic device produces percussion sounds. Can be directly played by a drummer or be triggered by a programmabale rhythm box or sequencer. Emulates the sound of a snare drum, tom-tom, and gong. Est. cost: $20.
MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Jan 1987 (v.4#1) pg. 44
Added Info MODERN ELECTRONICS [2] Apr 1987 (v.4#4) pg. 5

How to make a bonker box, an oblong wooden box with a grooved surface that is played with padded sticks. Also called a tongue drum.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #58 Jul-Aug 1979 pg. 124

Playing the bones. How to use dry beef bones as a rhythm-making musical instrument.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #74 Mar-Apr 1982 pg. 62

Make your own drum.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #89 Sep-Oct 1984 pg. 120

Simple musical instruments fashioned from recyclables. (1) Rubber-band guitar. (2) Oatmeal box drum with wooden drumsticks. (3) Xylophone made from metal pipes. (4) Water-glass chimes.
MOTHER EARTH NEWS #147 Dec 1994-Jan 1995 pg. 28

Electronic rhythm drum accompanyment for electronic guitar. Est. cost: $17.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Feb 1970 (v.32#2) pg. 53

Drummer Boy, a variable speed digital counter that has 11 different ranges (from waltz to cha-cha) and simulates the sound of a bass drum, wood block, clave, conga, snare-drum or a combination. Est. cost: $55.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Jul 1971 (v.35#1) pg. 25
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Oct 1971 (v.35#4) pg. 100

Percussion instrument synthesizer can reproduce the musical triangle, bell and drum. Changes in resistor values result in change in sound.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Mar 1976 (v.9#3) pg. 100

Build Cabonga, an electronic percussion synthesizer. Part 1. Played like a bongo drum, it simulates sounds from brass drum to wood block. Est. cost: $33.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Aug 1977 (v.12#2) pg. 39

Build Cabonga. Part 2. How to use various accessories to achieve greater flexibility.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Sep 1977 (v.12#3) pg. 76
Correction POPULAR ELECTRONICS [1] Nov 1977 (v.12#5) pg. 12

Electronic drum circuits replace the fragile piezo sensor with a more durable ceramic disc capacitor.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Aug 1989 (v.6#8) pg. 80

Audio circuits for the musician. (1) Reverberation made simple. Piezo reverb unit incorporates a large metal coil spring from a child's toy microphone. (2) Swiss-army knife circuit can be used to directly tune an instrument by ear, to listen for a beat frequency, or to check the accuracy of a tuning fork. (3) One-chip equalizer circuit that furnishes bass, midrange, and treble control to an audio input. (4) Electronic bongo circuit that produces the sound of practically any percussion instrument.
POPULAR ELECTRONICS [2] Nov 1997 (v.14#11) pg. 58

Make a wooden "tongue drum" that uses the African pentatonic scale. It can be played with a mallet or hands like a bongo. Overall dimensions: 22"x11"x8" tall.
POPULAR WOODWORKING #84 May 1995 (v.14#6) pg. 56

Build a programmable electronic drum set. Part 1. Use it along with a hi-fi set to produce sounds that simulate a bass, tom, conga, snare, clave, and a wood block. The rhythm and pattern can be stored and played back. You can also program unusual time signatures, bridges, and introductions. Est. cost: $80.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Feb 1978 (v.49#2) pg. 41

Build a programmable electronic drum set. Part 2.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Mar 1978 (v.49#3) pg. 45

Build this polytonic percussion synthesizer. Part 1. Simulate congas, bongos, wood blocks, and timpani. Trigger manually or with special circuits. Powered by two 9-volt batteries. Est. cost: $60.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Sep 1979 (v.50#9) pg. 43

Build this polytonic percussion synthesizer. Part 2. Three accessories will simulate gongs, bells, and all the various types of drums.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Oct 1979 (v.50#10) pg. 99

Build this polytonic percussion synthesizer. Part 3. Two accessories. (1) Snare drum and cymbal generator. (2) 3-channel, 8-bit trigger-pattern generator.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Dec 1979 (v.50#12) pg. 47

The Drum, a percussion synthesizer. Part 1. A four-channel synthesizer consisting of four type-5700 percusion modules. Estimated cost: $280.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS May 1980 (v.51#5) pg. 49

The Drum, a percussion synthesizer. Part 2. Full construction details plus a description of the operating controls.
RADIO-ELECTRONICS Jun 1980 (v.51#6) pg. 59

Disco King rhythm unit produces the standard disco beat plus three variations. Doubles as a base drum synthesizer.
SCIENCE & MECHANICS Summer 1979 pg. 55

Clackers, a homemade percussion instrument made from oak 2x2 joined with cotton webbing.
SUNSET Dec 1980 (v.165#6) pg. 88

Handmade rhythm instruments from Africa, South America, and Central America are made from coconuts and gourds.
SUNSET Nov 1983 (v.171#5) pg. 206

Tom-toms are made in a variety of sizes from cardboard, heavy brown wrapping paper and embroidery hoops.
SUNSET Aug 1986 (v.177#2) pg. 97

Four musical instruments made from wood, leather and bells: a xylophone, a drum, hand bells and a rasp.
SUNSET Oct 1987 (v.179#4) pg. 132

Musical tone box. Wooden box with dovetailed corners has wooden "tongues" of various lengths cut in the top. These tongues are hit with a leather-wrapped mallet to play this unique wooden drum.
WEEKEND WOODWORKING (PROJECTS) #14 Mar 1990 (v.3#2) pg. 6

How to build an ashiko-style drum.
WOOD MAGAZINE #103 Feb 1998 (v.15#1) pg. 37

How to make a Persian drum. An advanced wood turning project.
WOODTURNING #44 Jul-Aug 1996 pg. 55

Homemade tambourine features a steamed wooden hoop, rawhide drumhead, and sheet metal castanets.
WOODWORK #22 Jul-Aug 1993 pg. 63

Bongo box, an ancient musical instrument that is played by striking the different sized wooden tongues.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Sep-Oct 1984 (v.8#5) pg. 36

Box drum (tongue drum, slit drum, bongo box) is built from wood.
WOODWORKER'S JOURNAL Nov-Dec 1989 (v.13#6) pg. 56