The imaginative Rain stick has many stories associated with it however it is basically a tubular rattle that has been created to make a sound similar to that of falling rain. It has become a very popular percussion instrument from the 1960's and may have originated from South America.
The soothing sound of rain falling would make a wonderful addition when building a soundscape composition.
There are many ways to make a Rain stick although the primary material must be a tube. Above find a Rain stick that was made from a dried section of bamboo although a plastic tube or even a longer cardboard tube can be used.
You will need:
Look at what you have on hand.
Think about what fun features you might like to give it.
What to do:
If using bamboo:
If using a plastic or cardboard tube follow you can change the interior composition and use tin foil that has been twisted together into a spiral. Make a bottom, put in the grains, seal the top and see how that works. When completed turn the stick upside down and hear the rain falling.