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A PIN PIANO
You can really play tunes on a Pin Piano, for it contains a
full octave of notes and with this number you can play a good
many tunes like "Home Sweet Home," "Auld Lang Syne/' and
The base of the piano is a piece of soft wood, about 14 inches
long and 3 inches wide. Draw a pencil line along the length-
wise center line of the wood and make eight dots on the line,
each dot V/z inches from the next one.
Now take a hammer and drive a pin into each dot. Use the
longest pins you can get and arrange them so that each suc-
ceeding one is deeper in the wood than the one before. This
gives each pin a different tone and each pin can become a note
in the scale by driving it the proper distance into the wood.
The deeper in you drive a pin, the higher the pitch of its tone.
You play the Pin Piano with a nail, which is tapped against