8   Junkshop Percussion

The other projects in this book focus on building or modifying an object—a synth, a uke, a garage-sale toy megaphone. This project focuses a bit more on building up your skills—tuning your ear and limbering up your limbs—so that you can coax tasty licks and rhythms from the plain old, unimproved junk cluttering up your basement, your garage, or the cheapest aisles of your local resale shop.

There are three fundamental habits that contribute to building a good junkshop percussion kit and developing solid junkshop percussion chops:1

Image Listening

Exploring surfaces

Exploring techniques

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