DreamYard Makers

Video of our performance at the DreamYard Festival! Try to spot as many instruments as you can!


Sharing!
Our final sharing of the year! We performed our song using our instruments for participants and visitors! For some of us it was our first time performing in front of people and for some of us it was one of the many performances of the DY Festival week. After performing our song we set up a number of stations to let people play with our instruments and also to make their own. It was a fun day and a great way to show all the work we did during the semester.Sharing!
Our final sharing of the year! We performed our song using our instruments for participants and visitors! For some of us it was our first time performing in front of people and for some of us it was one of the many performances of the DY Festival week. After performing our song we set up a number of stations to let people play with our instruments and also to make their own. It was a fun day and a great way to show all the work we did during the semester.Sharing!
Our final sharing of the year! We performed our song using our instruments for participants and visitors! For some of us it was our first time performing in front of people and for some of us it was one of the many performances of the DY Festival week. After performing our song we set up a number of stations to let people play with our instruments and also to make their own. It was a fun day and a great way to show all the work we did during the semester.Sharing!
Our final sharing of the year! We performed our song using our instruments for participants and visitors! For some of us it was our first time performing in front of people and for some of us it was one of the many performances of the DY Festival week. After performing our song we set up a number of stations to let people play with our instruments and also to make their own. It was a fun day and a great way to show all the work we did during the semester.Sharing!
Our final sharing of the year! We performed our song using our instruments for participants and visitors! For some of us it was our first time performing in front of people and for some of us it was one of the many performances of the DY Festival week. After performing our song we set up a number of stations to let people play with our instruments and also to make their own. It was a fun day and a great way to show all the work we did during the semester.Sharing!
Our final sharing of the year! We performed our song using our instruments for participants and visitors! For some of us it was our first time performing in front of people and for some of us it was one of the many performances of the DY Festival week. After performing our song we set up a number of stations to let people play with our instruments and also to make their own. It was a fun day and a great way to show all the work we did during the semester.Sharing!
Our final sharing of the year! We performed our song using our instruments for participants and visitors! For some of us it was our first time performing in front of people and for some of us it was one of the many performances of the DY Festival week. After performing our song we set up a number of stations to let people play with our instruments and also to make their own. It was a fun day and a great way to show all the work we did during the semester.

Sharing!

Our final sharing of the year! We performed our song using our instruments for participants and visitors! For some of us it was our first time performing in front of people and for some of us it was one of the many performances of the DY Festival week. After performing our song we set up a number of stations to let people play with our instruments and also to make their own. It was a fun day and a great way to show all the work we did during the semester.


Week 22: Building communities
This week we kept working on making a new set of instruments for our performance and we also talked about the positive aspects of creating music together. In our case we focused on how this creates communities and we also asked ourselves what other communities are out there. After making more instruments we then went online and searched for different communities to share with the rest of the class. Week 22: Building communities
This week we kept working on making a new set of instruments for our performance and we also talked about the positive aspects of creating music together. In our case we focused on how this creates communities and we also asked ourselves what other communities are out there. After making more instruments we then went online and searched for different communities to share with the rest of the class. Week 22: Building communities
This week we kept working on making a new set of instruments for our performance and we also talked about the positive aspects of creating music together. In our case we focused on how this creates communities and we also asked ourselves what other communities are out there. After making more instruments we then went online and searched for different communities to share with the rest of the class. Week 22: Building communities
This week we kept working on making a new set of instruments for our performance and we also talked about the positive aspects of creating music together. In our case we focused on how this creates communities and we also asked ourselves what other communities are out there. After making more instruments we then went online and searched for different communities to share with the rest of the class. Week 22: Building communities
This week we kept working on making a new set of instruments for our performance and we also talked about the positive aspects of creating music together. In our case we focused on how this creates communities and we also asked ourselves what other communities are out there. After making more instruments we then went online and searched for different communities to share with the rest of the class. Week 22: Building communities
This week we kept working on making a new set of instruments for our performance and we also talked about the positive aspects of creating music together. In our case we focused on how this creates communities and we also asked ourselves what other communities are out there. After making more instruments we then went online and searched for different communities to share with the rest of the class. 

Week 22: Building communities

This week we kept working on making a new set of instruments for our performance and we also talked about the positive aspects of creating music together. In our case we focused on how this creates communities and we also asked ourselves what other communities are out there. After making more instruments we then went online and searched for different communities to share with the rest of the class. 


Week 21: Jamming out with our instruments to a beat! This is our first ever group jam/rehearsal. This is the song we are going to be working with for our final sharing!


Week 20: Customizing our instruments and making them electro-acoustic
This week we want back to our instruments and we customized them to make them our own. But first we had to inspect them and figure out how to fix them if they were broken. After doing this then we used different materials to color them, name them and add personality to them! Some of us even took a DC motor and made a spinning banner for one of the rattelams.
This time around to play with them we hooked them up to an audio interface and added effects to them to see how they could change. After this then we split in two groups and started jamming out to an audio loop to see how we could make our instruments fit. This is the song we are going to be working for our final sharing!Week 20: Customizing our instruments and making them electro-acoustic
This week we want back to our instruments and we customized them to make them our own. But first we had to inspect them and figure out how to fix them if they were broken. After doing this then we used different materials to color them, name them and add personality to them! Some of us even took a DC motor and made a spinning banner for one of the rattelams.
This time around to play with them we hooked them up to an audio interface and added effects to them to see how they could change. After this then we split in two groups and started jamming out to an audio loop to see how we could make our instruments fit. This is the song we are going to be working for our final sharing!Week 20: Customizing our instruments and making them electro-acoustic
This week we want back to our instruments and we customized them to make them our own. But first we had to inspect them and figure out how to fix them if they were broken. After doing this then we used different materials to color them, name them and add personality to them! Some of us even took a DC motor and made a spinning banner for one of the rattelams.
This time around to play with them we hooked them up to an audio interface and added effects to them to see how they could change. After this then we split in two groups and started jamming out to an audio loop to see how we could make our instruments fit. This is the song we are going to be working for our final sharing!Week 20: Customizing our instruments and making them electro-acoustic
This week we want back to our instruments and we customized them to make them our own. But first we had to inspect them and figure out how to fix them if they were broken. After doing this then we used different materials to color them, name them and add personality to them! Some of us even took a DC motor and made a spinning banner for one of the rattelams.
This time around to play with them we hooked them up to an audio interface and added effects to them to see how they could change. After this then we split in two groups and started jamming out to an audio loop to see how we could make our instruments fit. This is the song we are going to be working for our final sharing!Week 20: Customizing our instruments and making them electro-acoustic
This week we want back to our instruments and we customized them to make them our own. But first we had to inspect them and figure out how to fix them if they were broken. After doing this then we used different materials to color them, name them and add personality to them! Some of us even took a DC motor and made a spinning banner for one of the rattelams.
This time around to play with them we hooked them up to an audio interface and added effects to them to see how they could change. After this then we split in two groups and started jamming out to an audio loop to see how we could make our instruments fit. This is the song we are going to be working for our final sharing!Week 20: Customizing our instruments and making them electro-acoustic
This week we want back to our instruments and we customized them to make them our own. But first we had to inspect them and figure out how to fix them if they were broken. After doing this then we used different materials to color them, name them and add personality to them! Some of us even took a DC motor and made a spinning banner for one of the rattelams.
This time around to play with them we hooked them up to an audio interface and added effects to them to see how they could change. After this then we split in two groups and started jamming out to an audio loop to see how we could make our instruments fit. This is the song we are going to be working for our final sharing!Week 20: Customizing our instruments and making them electro-acoustic
This week we want back to our instruments and we customized them to make them our own. But first we had to inspect them and figure out how to fix them if they were broken. After doing this then we used different materials to color them, name them and add personality to them! Some of us even took a DC motor and made a spinning banner for one of the rattelams.
This time around to play with them we hooked them up to an audio interface and added effects to them to see how they could change. After this then we split in two groups and started jamming out to an audio loop to see how we could make our instruments fit. This is the song we are going to be working for our final sharing!Week 20: Customizing our instruments and making them electro-acoustic
This week we want back to our instruments and we customized them to make them our own. But first we had to inspect them and figure out how to fix them if they were broken. After doing this then we used different materials to color them, name them and add personality to them! Some of us even took a DC motor and made a spinning banner for one of the rattelams.
This time around to play with them we hooked them up to an audio interface and added effects to them to see how they could change. After this then we split in two groups and started jamming out to an audio loop to see how we could make our instruments fit. This is the song we are going to be working for our final sharing!Week 20: Customizing our instruments and making them electro-acoustic
This week we want back to our instruments and we customized them to make them our own. But first we had to inspect them and figure out how to fix them if they were broken. After doing this then we used different materials to color them, name them and add personality to them! Some of us even took a DC motor and made a spinning banner for one of the rattelams.
This time around to play with them we hooked them up to an audio interface and added effects to them to see how they could change. After this then we split in two groups and started jamming out to an audio loop to see how we could make our instruments fit. This is the song we are going to be working for our final sharing!

Week 20: Customizing our instruments and making them electro-acoustic

This week we want back to our instruments and we customized them to make them our own. But first we had to inspect them and figure out how to fix them if they were broken. After doing this then we used different materials to color them, name them and add personality to them! Some of us even took a DC motor and made a spinning banner for one of the rattelams.

This time around to play with them we hooked them up to an audio interface and added effects to them to see how they could change. After this then we split in two groups and started jamming out to an audio loop to see how we could make our instruments fit. This is the song we are going to be working for our final sharing!


Week 19: Soldering and contact mics
This week we learned how to solder and how to assemble a contact mic. We talked about how contact mics work and how they pick up sound. Our instruments are so weird and new that we all had to figure out where their resonant body was and how we could attach the contact mics on them. To assemble the contact mics we had to wire them to a 1/4 jack which we connected an audio cable to. After the soldering was done, we hooked up our instruments to a mixer and heard how they sound when amplified! Week 19: Soldering and contact mics
This week we learned how to solder and how to assemble a contact mic. We talked about how contact mics work and how they pick up sound. Our instruments are so weird and new that we all had to figure out where their resonant body was and how we could attach the contact mics on them. To assemble the contact mics we had to wire them to a 1/4 jack which we connected an audio cable to. After the soldering was done, we hooked up our instruments to a mixer and heard how they sound when amplified! Week 19: Soldering and contact mics
This week we learned how to solder and how to assemble a contact mic. We talked about how contact mics work and how they pick up sound. Our instruments are so weird and new that we all had to figure out where their resonant body was and how we could attach the contact mics on them. To assemble the contact mics we had to wire them to a 1/4 jack which we connected an audio cable to. After the soldering was done, we hooked up our instruments to a mixer and heard how they sound when amplified! Week 19: Soldering and contact mics
This week we learned how to solder and how to assemble a contact mic. We talked about how contact mics work and how they pick up sound. Our instruments are so weird and new that we all had to figure out where their resonant body was and how we could attach the contact mics on them. To assemble the contact mics we had to wire them to a 1/4 jack which we connected an audio cable to. After the soldering was done, we hooked up our instruments to a mixer and heard how they sound when amplified! Week 19: Soldering and contact mics
This week we learned how to solder and how to assemble a contact mic. We talked about how contact mics work and how they pick up sound. Our instruments are so weird and new that we all had to figure out where their resonant body was and how we could attach the contact mics on them. To assemble the contact mics we had to wire them to a 1/4 jack which we connected an audio cable to. After the soldering was done, we hooked up our instruments to a mixer and heard how they sound when amplified! Week 19: Soldering and contact mics
This week we learned how to solder and how to assemble a contact mic. We talked about how contact mics work and how they pick up sound. Our instruments are so weird and new that we all had to figure out where their resonant body was and how we could attach the contact mics on them. To assemble the contact mics we had to wire them to a 1/4 jack which we connected an audio cable to. After the soldering was done, we hooked up our instruments to a mixer and heard how they sound when amplified! Week 19: Soldering and contact mics
This week we learned how to solder and how to assemble a contact mic. We talked about how contact mics work and how they pick up sound. Our instruments are so weird and new that we all had to figure out where their resonant body was and how we could attach the contact mics on them. To assemble the contact mics we had to wire them to a 1/4 jack which we connected an audio cable to. After the soldering was done, we hooked up our instruments to a mixer and heard how they sound when amplified! 

Week 19: Soldering and contact mics

This week we learned how to solder and how to assemble a contact mic. We talked about how contact mics work and how they pick up sound. Our instruments are so weird and new that we all had to figure out where their resonant body was and how we could attach the contact mics on them. To assemble the contact mics we had to wire them to a 1/4 jack which we connected an audio cable to. After the soldering was done, we hooked up our instruments to a mixer and heard how they sound when amplified! 


Jamming out on our homemade xylophone!


Week 18: Icebreaker! Trying to follow a rhythm. It’s not as easy as musicians make it look!


Week 18: Homemade Musical Instruments Pt. 2
This week we created more homemade musical instruments, saw more examples of real instruments and talked about how they are different from the ones we made in class, and learned how our instruments make their sound.
The instrument we made this week were a xylophone made of different wooden bars as the note bars and sound board, and we also made a cool percussion instrument called the Styrokalimba with bobby pins and a styrofoam cooler. Cool observations we heard this week were that the xylophone we made looked like an African balaphone and the styrokalimba looked like a… kalimba!Week 18: Homemade Musical Instruments Pt. 2
This week we created more homemade musical instruments, saw more examples of real instruments and talked about how they are different from the ones we made in class, and learned how our instruments make their sound.
The instrument we made this week were a xylophone made of different wooden bars as the note bars and sound board, and we also made a cool percussion instrument called the Styrokalimba with bobby pins and a styrofoam cooler. Cool observations we heard this week were that the xylophone we made looked like an African balaphone and the styrokalimba looked like a… kalimba!Week 18: Homemade Musical Instruments Pt. 2
This week we created more homemade musical instruments, saw more examples of real instruments and talked about how they are different from the ones we made in class, and learned how our instruments make their sound.
The instrument we made this week were a xylophone made of different wooden bars as the note bars and sound board, and we also made a cool percussion instrument called the Styrokalimba with bobby pins and a styrofoam cooler. Cool observations we heard this week were that the xylophone we made looked like an African balaphone and the styrokalimba looked like a… kalimba!Week 18: Homemade Musical Instruments Pt. 2
This week we created more homemade musical instruments, saw more examples of real instruments and talked about how they are different from the ones we made in class, and learned how our instruments make their sound.
The instrument we made this week were a xylophone made of different wooden bars as the note bars and sound board, and we also made a cool percussion instrument called the Styrokalimba with bobby pins and a styrofoam cooler. Cool observations we heard this week were that the xylophone we made looked like an African balaphone and the styrokalimba looked like a… kalimba!Week 18: Homemade Musical Instruments Pt. 2
This week we created more homemade musical instruments, saw more examples of real instruments and talked about how they are different from the ones we made in class, and learned how our instruments make their sound.
The instrument we made this week were a xylophone made of different wooden bars as the note bars and sound board, and we also made a cool percussion instrument called the Styrokalimba with bobby pins and a styrofoam cooler. Cool observations we heard this week were that the xylophone we made looked like an African balaphone and the styrokalimba looked like a… kalimba!Week 18: Homemade Musical Instruments Pt. 2
This week we created more homemade musical instruments, saw more examples of real instruments and talked about how they are different from the ones we made in class, and learned how our instruments make their sound.
The instrument we made this week were a xylophone made of different wooden bars as the note bars and sound board, and we also made a cool percussion instrument called the Styrokalimba with bobby pins and a styrofoam cooler. Cool observations we heard this week were that the xylophone we made looked like an African balaphone and the styrokalimba looked like a… kalimba!

Week 18: Homemade Musical Instruments Pt. 2

This week we created more homemade musical instruments, saw more examples of real instruments and talked about how they are different from the ones we made in class, and learned how our instruments make their sound.

The instrument we made this week were a xylophone made of different wooden bars as the note bars and sound board, and we also made a cool percussion instrument called the Styrokalimba with bobby pins and a styrofoam cooler. Cool observations we heard this week were that the xylophone we made looked like an African balaphone and the styrokalimba looked like a… kalimba!