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thimble & Jar lid

This is a wonderful combination of instruments with which to
beat out the rhythm of a piece that an orchestra or some of
your friends are playing.

Get a tin jar lid such as the ones that come on mayonnaise
jars and many other kinds of food containers. Then put a
thimble on the first and second fingers of your right hand and
tap the jar lid in the way shown in the drawings.

An interesting thing about this rhythm device is that you
can change its tone by using your left-hand fingers. The fewer
fingers touching the jar lid, the more resonant are its tones.
With practice you can make simple tunes by quickly raising
and lowering your fingers to make different notes.

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