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Making a Musical Instrument as a Team Building Exercise


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The slides of my TEDxEdges presentation at TEMPO in Portimão Portugal on 1st of October 2010.

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Making a Musical Instrument as a Team Building Exercise

  1. 1. Making a Musical Instrument as a Team Building Exercise <ul><ul><li>Rodrigo Viterbo Oliveira </li></ul></ul>
  2. 2. THE DIDGERIDOO <ul><li>Air instrument from Australian Aborigenes </li></ul><ul><li>Eucalyptus trunk hollowed out by termites </li></ul><ul><li>Decorated with natural ochres </li></ul><ul><li>Used in ceremonies </li></ul>
  3. 3. AUSTRÁLIA TEAM BUILDING Coming together is a beginning. Keeping together is progress. Working together is success. - Henry Ford
  4. 4. AUSTRÁLIA Event: Location: Task information: MAKING A DIDGERIDOO FROM TOILET PAPER ROLLS Teams: Time for task completion: 2h30 for making the instrument + 30 minutes for evaluation THE EXPERIENCE
  5. 5. - make a didgeridoo with a minimum of 5 palms of lenght - mouthpiece should be about 3cm of diameter - the other end must be larger than the rest of the body for sound projection - the instrument can’t have air leaks THE CHALLENGE
  6. 6. <ul><li>Material: </li></ul><ul><li>16 toilet paper rolls </li></ul><ul><li>White glue </li></ul><ul><li>Old newspapers </li></ul><ul><li>Masking tape </li></ul><ul><li>Ruber bands </li></ul><ul><li>Zip tie </li></ul><ul><li>Plastic bottle </li></ul><ul><li>Flyers </li></ul><ul><li>Paint brush </li></ul><ul><li>Scissors </li></ul><ul><li>Cutter </li></ul>
  7. 7. AUSTRÁLIA <ul><li>Evaluation: </li></ul><ul><li>Playability (55%) – easy; sound </li></ul><ul><li>Mouthpiece (15%) – strong; measures </li></ul><ul><li>Bell (15%) – strong; original </li></ul><ul><li>Toughness (10%) - traction </li></ul><ul><li>Finishing and aesthetics (10%) </li></ul>
  8. 8. AUSTRÁLIA First Impact
  9. 9. AUSTRÁLIA Material Check
  10. 10. AUSTRÁLIA Hands On!
  11. 11. Preparing the Mouthpiece
  12. 12. Preparing the bell end
  13. 13. Applying the Paper
  14. 14. Decoration
  15. 15. The final works
  16. 16. EVALUATION Item Goal Achievement General impression Playability 55% 50% Regular Mouthpiece 15% 10% Strong and inventive but small Bell 15% 15% Strong and original Toughness 10% 5% Acceptable Finishing and aesthetics 10% 10% Original
  17. 17. And the Winner is…
  18. 18. VERY INTERESTING, BUT... WHY??? MUSIC Challenges Didgeridoo Group Work PHYSICS Recycling New Creativity and Plastic Arts Enjoyable
  19. 19. THANK YOU! Rodrigo Viterbo Oliveira WWW.DIDGETC.COM