HOMEMADE INSTRUMENT: The Spindle

31IcaQQguYL._SY300_The Spindle is a two piece plastic instrument that is similar in shape and sound to the bongo. It is home made from the remnants of the plastic container that blank CD’s come in.  It has a high pitch, with three or more possible tones.  As a membranophone, It is good for keeping beats like a bongo or other hand drum. It can be played with the hands, sharpie markers as drumsticks, or the “chip clip” drum-brush.  It is called the spindle, because that what it is, and also, it sounds cool to say “I play the spindle.” The instrument might be improved by adding an air hole in the hard plastic bottom for projection and mic-ing.

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