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by Suhail Ahanger


Place a strip of paper between two ice cream sticks. Put rubber bands on the two sides to make it stable. Now blow and suck air and attempt to produce sounds of different animals.

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    • Be careful while handling scissors or other sharp tools

    • Don't move lips along the edges of ice cream sticks while blowing.

  1. Cut a strip of paper the same size as that of the ice cream stick
    • Cut a strip of paper the same size as that of the ice cream stick

    • Cut out small pieces of cardboard strips with width equal to that of the ice cream stick and a maximum length of up to 2 cm.

    • Place the spacers at the two ends of the ice cream stick.

    • Use rubber bands to hold the ice cream sticks together.

    • Blow between the sticks

    • Do not press the sticks with lips too hard while blowing air out.

    • Paper reed width more than that of ice cream sticks. Keep the paper reed width within the width of ice cream sticks

    • Spacers too thin, thereby not leaving enough space for the paper reed to vibrate.

    • Putting too much pressure with the lips on the ice cream sticks would restrict the paper reed vibration.

    • Paper reed becoming wet while kept between the lips.

    • Blow at different places along the length of ice cream stick. How does the pitch of the sound vary from mid-point to the end of the mouth organ.

    • Insert more paper reeds between the sticks one by one. What is the change in the sound quality?

    • Close the other end of the mouth organ and draw the air in. Why isn't there any sound? How does the original mouth organ work by blowing as well as drawing air through it?

    • Use cardboard strips of varying widths. Use different thicknesses of paper reeds too.

    • Try thin polythene strips in between the ice cream sticks and cardboard strips.

    • Stack horizontally different lengths of oboe straws (consult "Sound - Oboe") along the length of the harmonica and between the ice cream sticks. Blow on the side of the `V'-cut of straws and enjoy the sound variations in a single blow.

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