Hear Here! | Found Sound


Traditional instruments are not necessary to make music! In this episode: an orchestra who plays vegetables, a professor who builds instruments using found objects, and a pioneer of early electronic music, Delia Derbyshire, who would record a seemingly simple sound and then manipulate that tape to create complex music. Plus, WSKG staffers compose a song, but their only instruments are things they can find on their desks! (Produced by Sarah Gager)

Feeling inspired? Check out these activities for at-home or classroom!

PBS KIDS Music Games | Dozens of on-demand free & fun music games from your child’s favorite PBS KIDS shows.

Peg + Cat ‘Junk Instruments’ | Short video highlights the characters playing their musical instruments made out of junkyard junk!

Design Squad Global | A multi-media instructional guide to building instruments. Also investigate how sound works with the String Thing Game from Design Squad.

PBS Crafts for Kids | Step by step instructions on how build a cardboard guitar and rattle drums!

Make sure you peruse PBS LearningMedia for countless music education resources, too.