Leonardo's Drum Set

Eli Whitney Museum

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Vacation Program

  • Thursday, February 24, 2011
  • 9:00 am – 3:00 pm
  • Designed for ages 9 to 12

For ages 9-12.
In 1490, Leonardo was nearly as well known for his music as his art. He played the lute. He composed music. He invented new instruments. He proposed automatic drums that are forerunners of the music box and the modern robot. Build a 'programmable' drummer. Add a variable pitch drum that Leonardo sketched and Neil Downie* channeled. Add cymbals. And your own compositions.

*Ink Sandwiches, Electric Worms ©2003 pp.57

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