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How To Play A Rubber Band Harp

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A rubber band harp is fun to make and fun to play on. If you
have the right size rubber band, you can play a number of
simple tunes such as "Juanita/Jingle/Bells/ Aloha Oe"
"America," and so on.

The harp is made of two sticks of wood about 12 to 15 inches
long, joined together at top and bottom by cross-pieces fastened
by small nails. When this framework is complete, you string the
harp by stretching a number of rubber bands over the two side
pieces. Each rubber band should be stretched more tightly
than the one above it, so it will give a higher tone.

By experimenting with different size bands, you can get a
true octave or two octaves, even including some sharps and

You can also make a first-class rubber band harp by stretch-
ing rubber bands around a shoe box, as shown in the drawing.
Arrange the bands so they will play a scale and then try play-
ing them by rubbing an old tooth brush across them or plucking
them with your fingers.

rubber band harp
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