PURPOSE: To demonstrate how edge tones and Helmholtz resonators can be used to create a bottle band.

DESCRIPTION: This demonstration requires a bass bottle player, three alto bottle players, and a recorder player, but can be rehearsed for a polished performance in less than 30 minutes. The recorder player plays the melody of the song (Home, Home on the Range or Ach du lieber Augustine!) while the bottle band vamps.

SUGGESTIONS: Bottles may need slight tuning before use.

REFERENCES: (PIRA unavailable.)

EQUIPMENT: Bottle band, soprano recorder, and music.

SETUP TIME: 10 min.

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