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A Sound Education: Good Vibrations

Author(s): Gregory L. Vogt, EdD

How to Make a Wooden Mallet

Mallets used as drumsticks are used to produce sound. They may be made of metal, plastic, rubber, or wood, and some are wrapped with felt, cord, or yarn. Heavier heads produce louder sounds. Harder heads produce sharper and louder sounds, and generate more overtones.

See the Notes section in the slide for instructions on how to make an inexpensive wooden mallet and purchasing options. 

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