"Yes, Paula, it is a self-directing gourd organ. Sounds kind of like an owl. This was done as part of a class I taught at the Upper Midwest Kitemakers Retreat.
There are others gourd organs and gourd wind instruments on my website at…"
"Brenda, the wind cuts through the sound hole, creating a sound similar to blowing across the top of a bottle. (Though what note it plays depends on the gourd, size of hole, and wind speed.) The vane keeps the sound hole perpendicular to the…"
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I am mostly interested in making aeolian gourd organs, but of course not every gourd is suitable for organs, so I end up using them for other things.
Welcome to Gourd Art Enthusiasts. I have been a member for almost a year and have found it to be a well managed site. Those in charge seem to do a great job. The photos are so inspiring and the communication is great. I do mostly woodburning but enjoy carving and plan to explore other media. My wife and I are retired school teachers and are happy to have time to pursue our crafts. Once again welcome.
Welcome, Christopher. We’re glad you’re here. There are many activities and discussions in which you may want to participate. Look around and join in. Add some photos of your own, but please no more than 25. And have fun! The GAE rules are located on the right side of the main page. Darlene