MAY 20 | CREATE YOUR OWN ONE-STRINGED MUSICAL INSTRUMENT
Updated: Apr 21
This introduction to building stringed instruments guides participants in the creation of their own one-stringed “diddley bow” instrument using a wooden neck and an Altoids tin resonator. The diddley bow style can be traced back to West African origins brought to America by African slaves, later inspiring the origins of the Blues movement.
We will also explore the basics of playing with a slide, and design variations for building more advanced instruments. You will leave inspired and equipped with skills to continue your making journey with further instruments on your own, exploring different designs and aesthetic choices.
Instructor: Michael Pounds
Dates: Saturday, May 20 | 10 am–1 pm
Recommended ages: 16 through adult
Ages 10–15 may accompany a registered adult
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