Humans created musical instruments long before they created a written language. Even birds and monkeys make music. Students will learn these facts and more as they explore the sights and sounds of the world of music. Accompanied by colorful images and patterns that are easy to reproduce using a copier or printer, accessible step-by-step directions instruct students how to make panpipes, a colonial drum, maracas, a ukulele, and six other unique instruments. Brief descriptions of each item's history and cultural significance open each spread.