Friday, February 6, 2009

Lyres and Sistrums

We have been studying about Saul and David this week. In our book, Old Testment Days, it suggested to make some musical instruments that David played.

"David learned to play various instruments while he was a boy and continued his love of music as he grew up and eventually became the king of Israel. One of King David's favorite instruments to play was the lyre. The lyre was a small harp. "

We made our lyres out of coat hangers and rubber bands.
"The sistrum was a percussion instrument with a handle. Rings and bars hung on a metal frame that was attached to the handle. A person held the handle and shook the sistrum back and forth to make a metallic ringing sound. David probably shook a sistrum in his hand while he danced to praise and worship God."

We made our sistrum with a box, a dowel, some wire and jingle bells.

Luke was whining because Cameron didn't want to take a picture with his lyre. He's holding the timbrel that we made back in October.

2 Samuel 6:5 (New International Version)
David and the whole house of Israel were celebrating with all their might before the LORD, with songs and with harps, lyres, tambourines, sistrums and cymbals.


Laura said...

I bet it's noisy around there with all those musical instruments. Probably not much noisier than normal though ;)

Amy said...

Didn't get around to doing any projects this week but the kids did want to make these. Hope everythings settle downs soon and I start to feel better so we can do some more projects!!