Forest Devil

Posted at July 21, 2013 | By : | Categories : Children,Percussion | 0 Comment

Also known as a Frog Caller, this novel and fun instrument consists of a small wooden drum with a hide skin. Through the skin passes a nylon line which is loosely attached to a resin coated groove in a wooden stick. The attached handle is pulled taught and tweaked to create a loud rasping sound (similar to a frog croaking) of various pitches and intensities. Variations can also be created by covering and uncovering the open end of the drum or by pressing on the skin. The drum can also be swung vigorously around the handle and this very closely resembles the chorus that multitudes of frogs make at a pond. A Forest Devil would bring a lot of fun to a camping trip (especially at night) and is recommended for children five years and over.