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If you want to try something a little different from the usual
musical instruments, make some of the Indian instruments pic-
tured here.

An Indian water drum, which makes a distinctive noise, is
made from an empty coffee tin with a drumhead cut from a
discarded" inner tube. Put a little water in the tin and bind the
circular rubber drumhead tightly across its top, securing it
with a strong cord. Be sure to make the drumhead as taut as
possible. This kind of drum is beaten with a small wooden
drumstick, just a little longer than a pencil.

An earthenware drum is made from a large empty flowerpot
with a wet sheet of heavy paper stretched tightly across its
top. As the paper dries, it shrinks and makes an excellent drum-

water drum
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